Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wipe The Floor


Photo courtesy Flickr user Prehensile Eye

A simple housekeeping practice makes a huge difference in the quality of an interior. I favor bare floors. Mine are painted. I use a janitor’s telescoping anodized Italian aluminum handle and a “Scrubby Doo”, a flat rectangular attachment that holds nylon pads of differing degrees of abrasion, to wipe the floors with a cotton or microfiber cloth that’s simply dampened with hot water. The tools are sturdy and cheaper than the patented retail system they inspired. Used wipers, usually cheap washcloths, live in a hanging mesh bag until there are enough for a dedicated load of laundry.

Daily, or at least frequent, wiping leaves floors with a subtle polish that communicates care in a unique way.

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