I was taught to pour a nice amount of water on the floor when I clean them here. I always have trouble locating all the puddles of water and I find myself magically stepping into all the wet spots I have missed. Does anyone share this issue?
Hi, as simple as it seems, there is an art to Sponja. First, I hope you are using the right rubber squeegee thing and that you are using good quality floor rags. Those white loosely woven ones do not absorb well. Go for good quality microfiber instead - Sano, Nikol - all make them. Don't waste your money on the cheap ones in the $ shops. As obvious as this sounds, make sure they are the right size that they will fit over and completely around the rubber squeegee. So, down to business. I learned to dip the floor rag into a bucket of floor detergent and water mix. Ring it out so that its not dripping. Wrap the rag around and over the squeegee and then proceed to clean your floor. Don't pour water on the floor. The puddles will destroy your kitchen cupboards. Once you've cleaned, take a second dry rag and wipe over the damp floor. If you have stubborn stains to start with, a scourer and a bit of Astonish and some elbow grease will get rid of them before you being the Sponga. Once your floor is nicely clean, you might want to maintain it by using those disposable floor wipes (like you use for babies). Don't buy the ones in the pink packaging, they dry out very quickly. Shufersal's own brand or Nikol (in the black package are best) and they make the room smell really nice. These disposable wipes are especially convenient for bathroom floors. Just throw them away afterward and no need to wash a floor rag full of 'jiffa'. I hope you know what jiffa is. If not visit www.anglo-list.com for an explanation and other Israel lifestyle info.