How in God's name do people mop floors? I mean, seriously. I need a tutorial. The kitchen floor in my old house was hard wood, so I used that Mop n' Glow "squirt out of the bottle directly on the floor as you go stuff" and a spongey mop thing. No bucket. Before that, I had some ceramic tile that I never needed to clean because it never showed any dirt. Awesome stuff. I love filth you can't see. I really don't remember how I cleaned that thing. I think I just let the twice/month cleaning people do it. We were a 2 income family then. The perks including a cleaning lady. Um, spoiled. Me. Yes.
Now, in our temporary rental housing I have linoleum floors. So I get this bucket and this soapy stuff and figure I add a capful and fill the bucket with hot water. All I know is I had suds all over me, all over the counters, and clinging to the chairs I was too lazy to move as I mopped under the table. The floor seemed clean, but way too sudsy. Do I have to mop it AGAIN to get the suds up??!!? I banged my head on various wooden kitchen things like 1,000 times, and left my dirty barefoot foot prints everywhere. So, now the floor is soapy and dirty. I mean, is it just me or do you just spread the dirty water around with this method?
So, I dump out the stupid nasty bucket and fill with clean water to go over the floor again (are you kidding me?) and it doesn't really pick up all the suds so I'm all pissed and grumpy and muttering profanity. Finally, I just grab bathtowels and wipe the floors on my hands and knees. This just doesn't seem sanitary to me. The mop is like totally gross and this is what I'm supposed to use over and over to "clean" my floors? And, do you REALLY have to go over the floor this many times? My husband swears "yes" because one of his chores as a kid was to mop the floor. The old fashioned way. Clearly, I did not have chores growing up. Don't ask me why. I never cooked, cleaned, did my own laundry. I was basically raised to not be able to take care of myself one bit. I need to call up my parents and chew them out. I'm so ill prepared for life.
WTF people. WTF. Is THIS what it takes to mop a floor? What did people DO before Swiffer Wet Jet? This is totally for the birds. For reals.
Um, I know what you're thinking. And you're probably right.
That's about it. Just had to get that out.