A couple of months ago I discovered the WONDER that is spray mops! Now they may not sound that exciting but once you’ve discovered how much easier and quicker they are to clean your wooden or tiled floors, you’ll never go back. We used to have a basic mop & bucket and I hated having to fanny about filling the mop bucket up and keep going backwards and forwards to wet my mop.
I have been using the Vileda DuActiva Broom to sweep our kitchen and dining room, before getting out our Vileda 1-2 Spray Mop to make sure the floors are really clean and any cat food or everyday debris is cleaned away. I love the broom as it has a piece of foam just after the bristles which helps collect dirt & stops it escaping, making it easier and so much quicker! I fill my spray mop up with a scented floor cleaner, diluted with water and it literally takes five minutes to clean all our floors.
Whilst Teddy is still preoccupied I will run upstairs and pour some bleach down the toilet (I do this everyday), check if any towels need changing over & then i’ll quickly sweep and mop the bathroom floor using the same brush & mop as downstairs. Another good thing about the spray mop is that the microfibre mop pad is machine washable so once all our floors are clean, I will shove it on a hot wash, with a capful of Zoflora, making sure it is lovely & clean before I use it again.
The kitchen & dining room in all takes about half an hour, so I will head into the living room, making sure Teddy is okay & usually putting him in his rocker with Cbeebies on. BAD MUM ALERT BAD MUM ALERT. If you tell me you don’t use baby tv to entertain your child, you’re lying! I then sprinkle some Shake n Vac down, the lemon or vanilla one is my favourite and usually hoover that up once I’ve finished tidying and it has had chance to settle. I’ll spray over the coffee table and side table with my Dettol and wipe away any marks or stains that might have occurred the night before, usually tea marks from Aaron’s many brews.
If Teddy is still happily entertained I will spray over the sofas, pulling all the cushions off and spray over them as well. Since having Teddy I have been quite funny about germs and want to make sure that everywhere is lovely and clean for him!
All in all this usually takes an hour, including a couple of theatrical pit stops to sing along to Wicked and dance my lil ass off with Teddy. Listen, a girls gotta have some fun whilst playing at being Cinderella…
*This post is a collaboration with Vileda, all thoughts & opinions are completely my own.