Mopping frequency, different areas, and step by step tutorials on mopping floors.
Keeping your floors squeaky clean and shiny is an endless process.
No matter how clean you keep it and how often you maintain it, dirt always makes its way into your home.
And once this happens, sweeping and mopping is necessary to keep dirt away and your floors clean.
So how often should you mop your floors to keep them clean?
Read my guide to know more.
In order to find out how frequently floors should be mopped, you need to consider the amount of traffic a certain area receives throughout the day.
For instance, in most households, the higher-traffic areas are the kitchen, entrances, bathrooms, and the hallways.
But, there are exceptions.
If you have pets at home, you may find yourself mopping more often to clean pet hair or the dirt your dogs and cats bring from outdoors.
If you have children and they inhabit the kitchen regularly, food debris will need to be cleaned up more often.
In these circumstances, mop as often as needed, i.e daily.
As mentioned earlier, the mopping frequency will depend on the traffic in specific areas of your home.
Vacuuming the floors to remove dust as often as possible is ideal to prevent stubborn debris later on.
Vacuuming at least once every two weeks will also reduce allergens.
There are other floors in your home that will require your attention as well. It may feel a bit counterproductive to simply mop without going over other areas in your kitchen and bathroom for example.
This is why I’ve come up with a simple cleaning routine for spaces that require more than a “weekly mop”.
It’ll be practical to mop and combine maintenance practices to have your home in tip-top shape at all times.
Let’s take a look at two of the most important and high-traffic areas of the home.
The bathroom is one of those rooms that required regular cleaning at least once a week.
Traditionally, homeowners will deep clean the bathroom at least once a month, but the floors can’t wait for that long, even if you’re waiting to clean the bathroom fixtures along with it.
The best way to mop your bathroom floors without feeling like that’s the only thing you accomplished, add a few other simple cleaning tasks into your weekly bathroom mopping routine.
These activities added to your weekly mopping routine and will also help keep the bathroom looking spotless for a longer time.
Avoid the awful bathtub ring, spray and scrub with a cleaner to prevent ugly stains.
The kitchen is an important area that needs mopping at least once a week.
Households with pets and children should clean as often as needed.
The best way to create a successful cleaning routine for your kitchen floors is to add other small tasks that will help maintain the cleanliness of the entire room and not just the flooring.
If you are likely to clean your stove and sink regularly, add other tasks every now and then to your mopping routine. These two are super important to clean in order to prevent spreading bacteria.
This quick, but powerful routine, will make your entire kitchen and bathroom shine in under 15 minutes, including the floors.
For living rooms, hallways, and entrances, there are a few cleaning routines you can take up weekly to make sure everything looks flawless.
The secret to this routine is taking care of the hidden corners throughout your home while you mop these areas.
Consider adding the following household areas/items to your mopping routine. You can replace them as you please depending on what you plan on maintaining a certain week.
Follow these generic mopping steps:
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