Saturday, September 23, 2006

Cleaning the Floor even with Physical Limitations

If you have any sort of physical limitation that prevents you from easily cleaning your floor, I have good news for you. :) It needn't be as difficult as you might imagine to wash your floors. Here are a few helpful tips to encourage you to give it a try:

  • Keep a chair nearby for when you get too tired
  • Try doing small sections of your floors at a time. As we Happy Slobs always say - lots of little efforts equal great results in the end.
  • A super easy way to wash the floors -- put on a clean pair of sports socks and spray some vinegar spray cleaner on them. Just use your feet to wash the floor - scuffling along in your socked feet. You'll get your floor amazingly clean pretty quickly this way!
  • You can use a mop to clean the floor - while sitting in a chair! You can use a wheel-y office chair for this purpose, or just move a regular chair once you've finished a section.
  • Try using one of the new all-in-one mop/cleaners which make cleaning even easier. And since the mop and cleaning solution are all in one, you won't need to haul around a lot of equipment to get those floors nice and clean.

Reward yourself for the efforts you make. :) Any effort at all is worth far more than no effort whatsoever. Try to focus on what you CAN do, rather than what you feel you can't. And hey - I'm very proud of you!



Anonymous said...

In keeping with the subject of physical limitations I use a long handled brush meant for cleaning outside decks for scrubbing the hard spots on my floor or the edges around the baseboards. Its like using a handheld scrub brush but you don't have to get down on your knees. I then use a microfiber pad mop to finish the job but any other mop would do too.

Anonymous said...

I use a long handled brush meant for cleaning outside decks when cleaning stubborn spots or around the edges of my floor next to the cabinets as I can't get down on the floor with a scrub brush. If its a stubborn spot you can push down on it with your foot for added pressure. Then finish off with a microfiber pad mop or any other mop.