Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Seven Cycles Of Wipe

My housecleaning system is good enough to allow me to ignore the place for a while, if necessary. Several years of construction on the block left the future here up in the air. Now that things have settled down, I've had attention to spare for the kind of detailing that used to be routine.

One bathroom floor that seemed clean enough yielded an appallingly grubby cloth when I finally wiped down the far corners. It took some days of repeated, simple wiping with a damp cloth to burnish the layer of dust off the tiles and produce a used wiper that is acceptably soiled.

All it takes to keep the place feeling polished is an occasional damp wipe with a flimsy terry washcloth. It's amazing what a difference that makes, though. A closely repeated routine of gentle maintenance keeps the light reflecting happily off interior surfaces -30-

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