I was always an easy going person and was never concerned about the cleanliness until my son was born 2 years ago. Before his birth, me and my husband used to be very casual about cleaning and laundry, but after his birth, everything changed.
He was this little person who was totally dependent on me and whom I have to protect every time and from every thing. So I decided to do my research on how to keep every organized.
During my research, I found some of the most efficient floor cleaning methods and thought that I should share it with all of you.
I know how difficult it is to clean tough stains and other difficult spots. For instance, once I bought a bottle of dish cleaner and left my groceries on the carpet. The bottle was not properly closed and it the soap flowed out and seeped in the carpet. I tried cleaning it, with water, with some spray that I found in the market and with everything else, but nothing worked. It drove me crazy. Then I found some of the most effective ways that I use till this day, which I will be sharing with you.
For normal cleaning on all floors (whether carpeted or wooden or cemented):
- Vacuum cleaner is one of the best ways to start the cleaning process with. As vacuum can suck each bit of dirt, there is a good chance of getting rid of all the dust and foreign objects.
- A brush or a strong broom is also effective on all floors. With a broom, you can clean your wooden and cemented floor, but it is less effective on carpets.
For getting rid of stains on a carpet:
- The very first thing to try is water. With water you can get rid of small stains in a jiffy.
- When water fails you, try carpet stain removers that are available in the market. These stain removers come in the form of liquid as well as a spray. In my opinion, sprays are the best.
- If those things don’t work, try steam cleaning. Steam cleaning a carpet is easy and very effective. It can be done with the help of a steam cleaner or you can hire a professional. The only problem is, the steam takes a little while to dry. But on a good summer day, it is easy to get rid of.
- If the spot is strong and the stain does not budge, trust me, dry cleaning always works. It’s effective, it’s dry, and will make your carpet spotless. It is a little expensive, but it is very effective.
For getting rid of stains on cemented or wooden floors:
- Again, water is the most effective stain remover, including steam. For any stain, use water as the first resort. If water is not that effective, use hot water or steam.
- The next thing to try is a home made soap. Mix a little oil (preferably coconut oil or mineral oil) with detergent and water. Use a soft cloth and get the stain out.
- If the above methods do not work, try using bleach. Bleach can get rid of any sort of stain, but be careful that the wood is not harmed.
- The next thing to try is home made soda paste. For this, mix baking soda with mineral, lemon or linseed oil to form a paste. Use this paste on the floor and the stain will come right off.
If none of the above works, call an expert.
Remember, all the above methods have been personally tried and tested and have proven to be very effective. If you have a new method which you think is more effective, do post it in the comments below and maybe others can benefit from it too.