The most common thing that gets dirty in our home is the floor. Every day we get to step on it, add a little speck of dust, and everything that’s just full of bacteria and the little nosy things we don’t want. Every floor has a lot of germs we just want to get rid of to let cleanliness flourish inside our homes (who would not want a dirty-free home, right?)
Still, while most of our floors tend to get dirty, one common ground that gets even dirtier than our bathrooms is our kitchen. After doing some baking and whatnot, our kitchen just gets even messier by the time we use it. From food particles to oils and water splatters, no one would want to step on something icky barefoot as most of us are likely to do so.
However, MOST OF US HATE CLEANING. Let’s be honest, folks. But it’s always a necessity to do our household chores every now and then so we can keep a clean slate inside our homes. Our kitchens always go filthy and greasy, so regular cleaning is definitely a must. Still, mops do not do all of the cleanings. Somehow, they just leave tiny bits of stickiness and stains even when we get to mop our kitchen floors back and forth, again and again. Yet, one thing that you can do is to try to clean it by hand. With a little help from some cleaning friends, we can make our kitchen gleaming so we don’t have to worry about the things we don’t want in our homes; microbes.
In doing your kitchen floors, you need some cleaning essentials aside from a mop:
- sponge or a clean rag
- cleaning solution
- gloves (never forget)
Cleaning Kitchen Floor Without Mop – Step by Step Guide:
First, put on your gloves (you don’t want your cleaning solution to ruin your soft hands). Then put clean water on your bucket and add some cleaning solution (do not put everything, you might want to budget it for the next cleaning). Once your cleaning solution is already mixed well with your water, dip your sponge or rag, and slide it on your kitchen floors. You can do it by hand or foot, so you can easily slide it from one corner to another. However, you’re not yet done. You must remember the spots where oil splatters and food debris are concurrent, and use your dominant hand to rub your sponge or rag around them. This enables you to be sure that the area is cleaned thoroughly so you can shake off the idea of grease that is still evident and smelling on your kitchen floors by the time you finish cleaning everything up. Finally, you may opt to air dry the floor or maybe wipe it using a dry towel or rag afterwards.
And that’s it! You’re done. You’re productive and your kitchen floors are as shiny and clean as your aquarium (well if you happen to have any. Ha!)
Choosing the Best Cleaning Solution for Your Kitchen Floor
This is not a promotional article so don’t expect any brands to be mentioned. You just need to remember that it’s important to consider the best type of cleaning solution for different floor types.
If you happen to have wood flooring in your kitchen, then you must go with something eco-friendly with less or no chlorine ingredients on it. Chlorine usually makes everything white, and no one would want their natural-looking wood floors to be faded just because they cleaned them. Go for something lesser, so your wood would still look best even after some rigid scrubbing.
Yet, if you have tiled floors, you can still go for a cleaning solution with more chlorine in it. Chlorine does not affect coloured tiles at all and goes well also with lighter tiles. Trust us, you’ll be amazed how your cleaning solution would make everything look and feel clean once you get to rub and swipe every inch of your floor.
Ready for some spotless kitchen floor cleaning? Even if you don’t want to, you still need to anyway.