A new day

Today is my daughters birthday, she is 41. It does not seem like that long ago that she was a mere child. I don't have many pictures of her when she was young but I remember some special moments before life went to hell. Anyway... not where I want to go today.

There are several different "days" today but my chosen one for today is "Clean your floors today" and after I get back from the dentists that is what I want to do because my floors are a mess and have not been cleaned in a long time. Or at least completely cleaned ... I've been known to sweep and mop but not nearly as often as I should.

Kids always make it look like fun don't they?

One thing I've noticed is that the floors feel sticky after I scrub them with a commercial cleaner so asked google why that happens. Here is what I found:

You don't rinse shampoo from your hair with more shampoo, or soap from your hands with more soap, so don't expect to achieve well-rinsed floors with soapy, dirty wash water. After washing your flooring, dump the sudsy water, rinse out your mop, and mop it again with clean water. The result should be virtually dirt-free, tack-free floors; repeat the rinsing process, if any stickiness remains.
Sounds easy enough but I think I'm going to have to replace my mop first. I'll have to go to the dollar store after I'm done at the dentists before I come home. The mop I have been using was one I took out of the garbage because I was broke and I needed one and it looked like it was in great shape except for a strong smell which I figured vinegar would neutralize.

The vinegar worked but I don't think I've been able to get all the leftover stuff out of it so I think to do this right I need to throw it away and get a new one. I also don't have a proper bucket just a 5 gallon plastic pail I found so I may just buy a complete set. I haven't decided yet. At least my corn broom is still in good shape and it was new.

Its amazing sometimes how you just make do with whatever you happen to have around sometimes. Like I use vinegar to keep my sink drains from getting smelly and dish soap sometimes to wash my clothes when I'm out of laundry soap.

Food for thought: Vinegar has 101 uses and I've used it for most of them. Check out the link to see if there are any you want to try.

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