Before You Start Mopping Your Apartment, Have These Basic Tips in the Back of Your Mind

Even with the best precautions, dirt will undoubtedly find its way into your home. Once it does, the best remedy is a good mopping. While cleaning is an endless cycle, with floor care being the most relentless, a little vigilance goes a long way. Before you begin mopping, give your surfaces a thorough once-over with your vacuum. Removing dust, debris, hair, and other large particles is the first step towards clean floors.

Next, consider your method. Set yourself up properly by beginning at the back corner of the room and working your way backward — this ensures that you don’t walk directly onto an area that you've already cleaned. Of course, sparkling floors begin with the correct tools. Begin there, then progress your way down our list at Haven at Main, the premier apartments near Houston Zoo, below:

Choose the best tools.

First, you need to select the best-possible mop. We prefer mops that can tackle virtually any surface, including vinyl, wood, linoleum, laminate, marble, stone, and ceramic tile. Microfiber mops lift stubborn dirt with ease, while ones with power wringers help to remove excess water. Make sure the head is machine washable, which makes it an eco-friendly addition to your home, and composed of antibacterial material. Also, purchase a plastic bucket choice and light-duty nylon scrubbing pads.

Mop frequently.

High-traffic areas, like kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, and entryways, require weekly mopping. Infrequently used rooms, such as formal living areas or guest rooms, can be mopped every other week, or even once a month, so long as they're vacuumed once every seven days. This will remove dust and grit. An all-in-one mop is an easy way to touch up floors in between cleaning sprints. It will allow you to whisk away kitchen spills or muddy foot or paw prints without going to the trouble of dragging out a bucket.

Care for Your Supplies

Keeping your mop impeccably clean is essential since even a little bit of leftover soil can result in a sour smell or breed bacteria. To keep yours in good shape, rinse the mophead thoroughly in a bucket of clean, hot water immediately after mopping. If the mophead is easily detachable, you can rinse it in a utility sink, instead. Hang the mop to dry in a well-ventilated area. Most importantly, do not set mops on the floor or put them in closets while damp. The quicker a mop dries, the less likely it is to become malodorous.

Apartment living is all about a maintenance-free lifestyle. At Haven at Main, the best luxury Houston apartments, we go above and beyond to ensure that you have a completely stress-free day-to-day routine.

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