Tips on Taking Care of Wooden Floors

All wooden floors should be taken care of if you want them to last long. Follow the particular cleaning protocols to prevent damage to the surface. Know the signs, wood reacts to temperature and humidity therefore it is important to understand the environment that surrounds the floor. Here are tips on taking care of wooden floors:

Clean Spills Immediately

wood floors cleaningWhen liquid spills on a wooden floor, it can swell and shrink depending on the moisture. The best way is to dry the spill immediately to keep humidity levels down to avoid gapping of the wood, splurging, and cupping. Always keep the temperature between 60 and 80 degrees or between 30-50% humidity.

Use a dry or slightly damp cloth to wipe off the liquid, avoid a wet mop as it can cause more damage. Do not use regular household cleaning products such as ammonia to clean up a spill. For sticky spills, you can use a slightly damp cloth to clean but dry the surface using a microfiber pad.

 

Refinish the Surface after Few Years

A wooden floor will require a maintenance coat reapplies after few years especially the floor …

House Care Tips for Busy Moms

Being a busy mom and trying to keep the house clean and organized can be next to impossible. You just need to learn how to do things quickly and in the easiest way possible.

The good thing about having kids is that it is a season of life and it won’t stay that way forever. Your kids will grow up and before you know it your house will be clean and organized.

Involve the Kids

You should involve your kids if they are old enough to do certain chores. Start by delegating easy tasks such as wiping the shelves, emptying the dustbins, collecting the toys, making the bed, etc. Ensure that you come with criteria to allocate duties to your kids. Let everyone know which tasks they are responsible for.

You can also ask each member of the family to choose a task which they are comfortable doing. For example, if one of your kids likes reading, he or she can help the others with their assignments. Having the children help out will teach them the value of responsibility and hard work.

Choose a Day for General Cleaning

As a …