July 11, 2019

Everyday Tip : Essential Oil on a Mop Pad

Everyone loves freshly cleaned floors and this tip is a good one with a couple components that you might enjoy if you use a microfiber mopping pad for washing your floors. I love using microfiber for washing floors and for quick touch ups (3 kids and 2 dogs mean we do a lot of quick touch ups). I own and use 3 different microfiber mops – these are the ones I’ve kept after testing dozens of them. I switch back and forth but you could just choose the one you prefer or what is in your price range. You’ll see my favorites linked up below at the bottom of the post or in my Amazon shop here (under vacuums + floor care).

Sometimes a quick and simple tip that can make the mundane a little easier or make your life a little better makes a BIG difference. This is an ongoing series here on the blog where I share simple tips, finds, and suggestions to make life a little easier. I’ll be sharing these tips regularly on the blog and on Instagram– make sure you’re following along!  You can see all the Everyday Tips here.

The first component of this tip relates to how to best use the microfiber mop. Microfiber generally works better when it’s barely damp. Always start with hot water and soak the mop pad in your sink.

Then completely wring it out before you start mopping. The damp mop will work better on the floors – if I’m just using water to do a quick clean up, it’s ready to go. If I’m using a cleaning solution I spray the floor and mop with the damp mop.


FLOOR CLEANING TIP:
If you have streaking on your floors with a microfiber mop, try rinsing your mop head frequently as you go. This ensures that you are using clean water – generally the streaks come from a dirty mop head.

Here’s the fun tip for giving your home a little aromatherapy while you’re washing your floors. Add 3-5 drops of essential oil on the microfiber mop head before you start mopping. I like using lemon or lavender – put the drops in a line down the middle of the mop head. I use vinegar or castile soap for washing floors – the essential oil just gives the room a little extra scent conveys that just cleaned feeling.

Put the mop head on the mop and start cleaning! I don’t re-apply the essential oil to the mop head when I rinse the pad, I find that it still carries the scent as I mop the floors.

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Curious about my recommendations for essentials for floor cleaning? Head to this post.

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