Friday, June 4, 2010

Fun Cleaning

This is completely unrelated to sewing, but I had so much fun, I thought I'd share.

A few weeks ago, I told my mom how much I hate mopping.

You see,  I do it the old fashion way- on my hands and knees.
I feel like the floor gets cleaner and it's a cost effective alternative to buying Swiffer Jet pad refills all the time.

Back to my mom . . .

She told me she mops with her feet.  She puts two cleaning rags under her feet and skates!
My mom has had rheumatoid arthritis for 21 years, so getting down on her hands and knees is a little difficult.

Well, last Saturday as I was getting ready to mop, I was thinking of two things.
1. This always take forever to mop all the floors in my house.
2. I need to get my kids involved more.

Ding!  Ding!

The kids and I had SO much fun skate mopping all of the floors!
There was laughter, a few falls and the kids wanted to keep doing it.

It turned out to be way easier to clean with my feet, my five year old made sure he cleaned every area (even under the hard to reach vanity counter top) and we finished in 30 minutes (including taking everything off the floors and sweeping).

Good family fun.



  2. What a brilliant solution! I have arthritis, too, and can't do the scrubbing in a proper way, but your mother's idea not only will help but makes me giggle with the sheer joy of the whole idea.


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