Perverts…I know what you thought…
We had a shindig at our house this weekend in celebration of Mother’s Day. It seems like we only clean our house once each quarter…either that or we have two kids who are messy and don’t mind leaving their stuff all over the place. Anyhow, we had to straighten up and do the usual cleaning stuff. With the zoo full of animals that now live with us, we also needed to do a good solid mopping of the wooden floors. We usually use a mop and vinegary water. That works well but the house is aromatic to say the least. I refer to the smell in unkind terms which I will spare you. Vinegar is nice and all, but I prefer it in smaller doses.
Anyhow, I was talking to my mom awhile back and she mentioned steam mops. She saw some demo on the home shopping channel (you know those old people…they always check that and the weather channel before going out for the early-bird 4pm supper) She has been thinking about getting one since seeing the demo. I, of course, am interested in one-upping my parents whenever possible so we bought one a few weeks ago. I read some reviews online and searched for the proper color that would best highlight my skin-tone. Finally, we decided on the Eureka Enviro Steamer.
Steam mops are nice because they clean using only…steam! There is no need to use any chemicals or detergents. Depending on how you use them (and which brand you get), they will sanitize floors too. We are very happy with the one we got and it does a great job of cleaning the floors.
Our hootenanny was a success and we didn’t all smell like we had been canning pickles all day when the party was over…I love you steam mop!
13 thoughts on “All hot and steamy this weekend”
“We only clean the house each quarter”—just like us! We always tease and say it’s about time we invite some people because the house needs a good cleaning.
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Your floors look great. Mine look like 3 boys, a dog, and 4 cats have been running/crawling/puking on them all day and they haven’t been mopped for 2 weeks…
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The floor does look great. But what is this about your mom being “old.” No way!!!!
We have the same steamer, but it’s about 8 years old. Not nearly as cute and streamlined. And it’s BRIGHT yellow!It gets the job done though.
I would have thought that they would have come up with a better design for the claw, cloth holder, thingies. Butch has had to fix them for me a couple of times.
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Looks very clean! Now when are you coming up to do my floor?
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I have the shark steam mop and just love it! I also carry a spritz bottle of very dilute solution of anti bacterial cleaner for those extra germy areas… just spritz the floor and steam right over it.
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So does it not get the hardwood too wet? I would hate to warp the floors…then again I would love something that was easy and effective. Kim
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Inadvertent farmer – the steam mop gets the floors less wet than a regular mop. The heat doesn’t seem to be an issue but time will tell. It is rated as safe for wood floors so we will see!
Caprilis – I think ours will sanitize the floor and kill bacteria if we hold it over a spot for 15 sec. It works great for cat/dog accidents. On a large scale, it is not good for sanitizing, but individual spots it works well. I hadn’t thought of the spray bottle idea though!
Capri Kel – another reason to keep Butch around! Go Butch!
Mom – I only speak the truth!
Lisa – Our floors look well used also. I just found a nice spot for the picture…you know, keeping up the illusion and all!
Ceecee – if only I liked people…I could invite them over so we could clean too! If only…
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