All your life you’ve been cleaning your floors wrong: discover this great tip from a Twitter user!

Household chores are unavoidable and must be done regularly to keep our house in good condition. Among them, cleaning the floors of the different rooms and corridors is essential after removing dust and dirt, so that they are sparkling and free of stains and bacteria.

Cleaning your floors differently: a revelation!

However, it's also crucial to get this cleaning right so that our time is well spent and we can make the most of this chore to leave the floors as clean as possible. user @Alcachofitaa2, who usually shares “things about history, linguistics and curiosities” according to her profile description, assures in a thread on the social network that “no one taught you how to properly clean your floors.” She admits that she herself didn't do it properly until recently, and by changing her method, she discovered that “the difference is huge.”

Typically, people use one bucket, but this method is primarily distinguished by the use of two buckets or, as the user demonstrates, a bucket and a basin. “Normally, people fill the mop bucket with water to the brim and add a lot of products to clean the floor and yet the floor does not get clean,” she explains, or in the best case “they fill little and constantly change the water.” However, @Alcachofitaa2 says that with the two container method, not only are the floors cleaner, but also “you save water, time and detergent”, so there are only benefits.

The two-bucket method

As explained in his thread, put clean water with the products in the complementary bucket or basin, then soak the mop in it. Then, “without wringing out or anything (unless you have parquet), run the mop vigorously and with lots of water.” After that, “wring out the mop well and collect all the water” in the main bucket, and thanks to this, the water in the other bucket will remain clean, so you can continue to use it without it getting dirty.

The trick is to use one bucket for clean water with the products and another for dirty water. With this method, we avoid mixing clean and dirty water, and in addition, we use less water despite using two buckets, because we don't have to change it as often. In addition, we also save time, because “the time spent making a second pass to recover the water is compensated by the time saved by not having to constantly change the water to avoid washing with black water”.

Reuse water for other household tasks

To top it off, @Alcachofitaa2 also suggests uses for the water left over after cleaning the floors: cleaning bathroom drains, cleaning toilets, flushing dirty water down the toilet, and pouring clean water down the toilet without flushing. In total, she claims to have used “about 5 liters” for this entire process.

In addition, she recommends using cold water to clean, because with hot water, “the chlorine evaporates and in addition, it gives off more gas, which can cause poisoning.” By following these and using this two-bucket method, you can clean your floors more efficiently and economically, while helping to preserve the environment.

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