Egg Hunt Tips from the Pros
The iconic Easter Egg hunt is enjoyed by participants young and old. Who doesn’t like running around looking for hidden treasures? Especially when that treasure is a chocolate bunny, chick or egg. But, beware the dreaded dust bunny, this bunny is an unwanted guest at any celebration. So, if you’re planning an egg hunt this year, make sure your floors sparkle with a few tips from the professionals.
Twenty-five percent faster than wet mopping, using a dry mop on floors will remove dirt, dust and bacteria. Perfect for hardwood floors that shouldn’t be wet mopped too often, if at all.
- Use a continuous swiping motion, either in a back-and-forth pattern or a figure-eight pattern, and keep the mop on the floor as you do it.
- Shake the mop out as needed, outside or by enclosing it in a plastic bag to catch the dust.
- Use a broom and dustpan to pick up any large debris picked up by the mop.
Using water and a cleaning solution recommended for your floor will clean up dirt and spots that a dry mop might miss. Spills and some stains require moisture to remove them, but water and cleaning solutions can damage some flooring, such as hardwood or laminate. Be sure to check with the manufacturer before wet mopping.
- Mix water and your choice of cleaning solution in a bucket.
- Dip your mop into the solution, and wring it out so it does not drip.
- Begin mopping in the farthest corner of the room and work toward the exit, taking the bucket with you (placing a towel or mat under your bucket will help avoid any damage to the floor).
- Dip and wring out the mop as needed until the floor is clean.
For more tips on floor care, check out our Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Floors.
PRO TIP: Want to fill your home with the fresh scents of spring? Fill a pot with water, add 1 lime sliced, 3 sprigs of thyme, a few sprigs of mint and 1 tsp of vanilla. Simmer on low heat and add more water as needed. You can use the same pot and ingredients for a couple of days.