Today’s post is sponsored by The Maids. All opinions about dingy tile grout, Spring cleaning and helpful cleaning tips are 100% my own.
“What are you doing,” Mr. Hines asked on the other end of the phone line.
“Organizing the closet,” I answered.
What started out as Spring Cleaning the bathroom turned into a closet project…So, I got a little distracted.
I explained to Mr. Hines that I’d left the trash can and toilet paper holder in our closet for now because I still needed to clean the bathroom floors.
They sat in the closet for another few days before I finally conceded and put them back in their place. I was so disappointed that I didn’t clean the floors.
I didn’t even sweep them.
I think maybe the truth is that I was intimidated by the idea of cleaning tile floors, especially since I haven’t cleaned the grout in several years. Although, recently I tried baking soda mixed with hydrogen peroxide and didn’t see a difference.
So, I did little research and decided to try Oxi Clean.
I ended up waiting closer to an hour before scrubbing the grout with a grout brush, dipping it in the solution as I went along.
While I don’t see a big difference in the grout, I know it is cleaner if only as evidenced by the dirty water left behind in the bucket.
Then, Mr. Hines mopped the floor, first with just a damp mop to clean up the dirty residue, then again with my favorite floor cleaner.
Tip: When cleaning floors, work from the corner furthest from the door and work your way out the door. That way you won’t get trapped by the wet floor.
But, I must admit that I’m disappointed that the grout doesn’t look clean. It just takes away from the whole Spring Cleaning experience. And for the record, I don’t think it’s the products used or the method. Our grout is unsealed. So after eight years of neglect, I let the grout get too dirty.
A dirty home has an emotional affect on the people who live there. That’s why I’m always saying (do as I say, not as I do) you should have a cleaning routine.
Next up on the spring cleaning list is the kitchen.
Surely, I’ll have better luck with that since I found some helpful kitchen cleaning tips on Maids.com a few weeks ago.
Or, maybe I should just hire The Maids to finish my Spring cleaning for me.
See you in class,