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if i use 2 buckets when I mop the floor?

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bohemianbint Tue 26-Jun-07 14:10:48

Basically I just do not see the point of getting clean, soapy water to clean the floor and then squeezing filthy water back into it. So I use two buckets. Is that so weird? DP thinks I'm a bit odd.

To be honest, it's a fairly momentous occasion if I bother so I don't mind being a bit scrupulous.

What an exciting thing to post about, slow day in the bohemian house....

nickytwotimes Tue 26-Jun-07 14:11:26

exactly how big is your floor!?

curiouscat Tue 26-Jun-07 14:11:40

I use two as well and my kitchen's not big. but I do use eco friendly detergent

maisym Tue 26-Jun-07 14:12:08

sounds a good idea - perhaps your dp could do the floors instead

nomdeplume Tue 26-Jun-07 14:12:14

....and exactly how dirty ?!

When I mop my (massive) kitchen floor the water isn't 'filthy'.

lulumama Tue 26-Jun-07 14:12:17

i think it is quite a good idea, TBH. good on you for being bothered to do it !

nomdeplume Tue 26-Jun-07 14:13:04

I see why you use 2 buckets but don;t forget that your mop head is still going be grubby even though you've wrung the majority of the scrotty water out.

allieBongo Tue 26-Jun-07 14:13:10

i think you are being very unreasonable, and should be punished...

Speccy Tue 26-Jun-07 14:13:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

allieBongo Tue 26-Jun-07 14:13:41

apart from that it is a good idea...

Bouncingturtle Tue 26-Jun-07 14:14:11

You can get a 2 section bucket from kleeneeze or betterware, for precisely that reason...

bohemianbint Tue 26-Jun-07 14:16:47

hahaha.....floor not that big but have laminate in the front room and tiles in the kitchen so basically the whole of the downstairs. And when it's rainy the floor in the front room gets pretty dirty, and what with DS crawling all over it these days I like to try to get it a bit hygienic once in a while. Don't mind a bit of muck for the old immune system but when the cats leave little dead presents around I suddenly become obsessed with getting the floor bleached!

Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 26-Jun-07 14:17:46

Doesn't sound very Bohemian to me, sounds positively bourgeois.
Surely you should be using a paintbrush, or mopping the floor with a silk scarf or something?

bohemianbint Tue 26-Jun-07 15:49:30

Well, I used to do it purely with butterfly wings whilst composing rhapsodies but unfortunately time's at a bot of a premium these days.

Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 26-Jun-07 16:07:15

LOL Bohemian.

bundle Tue 26-Jun-07 16:07:53

do you lot not get out much?

Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 26-Jun-07 16:08:38

Funnily enough Bundle, no!

bundle Tue 26-Jun-07 16:11:00


Tortington Tue 26-Jun-07 16:12:35

i spray some side cleaner on the floor and mop

Furball Tue 26-Jun-07 16:14:28

then it's not the floor thats dirty - it's your mop!

bundle Tue 26-Jun-07 16:17:25


a) no one has ever died as a result of your floor's "contamination"

b) the floor police haven't caught you and flung you into jail


c) life's too short. ffs

snowwonder Tue 26-Jun-07 16:23:26

i just spray flash lavender spray (lush) in the floor and mop and every few mops i run the mop under the tap to clean it

ComeOVeneer Tue 26-Jun-07 18:46:05

You're clearly a SAHM with too much time on your hands

NoodleStroodle Tue 26-Jun-07 18:52:36

I have

2 buckets
2 mops

kookaburra Tue 26-Jun-07 18:55:32

lol - good idea - if I ever get to mop the floor will invest in two buckets...

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