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to wash the kitchen floor with a drying up towel?

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Librashavinganotherbiscuit · 02/05/2011 08:47

As long as I then wash said drying up towel at 90 in the washing machine?

I really don't see a problem with it as the washing machine is going to kill everything that's on my kitchen floor (I hoover and steam mop it quite regularly) however I feel my mother would have kittens if she knew.

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Ragwort · 02/05/2011 08:57

My mother wouldn't care less - her housekeeping standards are even lower than mine Grin. I often wipe the floor with the drying up towel - and don't always wash it immediately.

None of us are ever ill (note - we do not have pets Smile).


Numberfour · 02/05/2011 09:00

Sounds like a perfect idea to me! In fact, pretty much what I sometimes do.


Animation · 02/05/2011 09:01

Bad idea to me!


Librashavinganotherbiscuit · 02/05/2011 17:15

But why a bad idea? I genuinely don't understand why my mother would have kittens.

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ll31 · 02/05/2011 17:18

seems to me the point of washing is to clean things -you use your cloth to clean whatever, then wash it - so I have no issue with this whatsoever!


Gay40 · 02/05/2011 17:19

Fine to me. Mind you, I use anything to wash anything with, on the theory if I boil wash it afterwards, it will be OK. And it always is.
Disclaimer: I do not use antique lace to clean the oven. Etc.


catchmeifyoucan · 02/05/2011 17:20

Sorry I really don't see the problem here? Unless you have spilled a vial of active Ebola virus on the floor prior to using the cloth then what's the big deal? Seriously - is this what people worry about?


GooGooMuck · 02/05/2011 17:21

I do it. And i'd probably only wash it at 60 Grin


Animation · 02/05/2011 17:22

Why a bad idea?

Feels a bit mucky to me - not worth the risk. Best to have a 'dirty' cloth for the dirty places.

But I also don't do 90 degree washes.


said · 02/05/2011 17:24

I don't even have a "drying-up cloth" Shock (I assume this is different from the one for your hands??)


IgnoringTheChildren · 02/05/2011 17:25

I agree with GooGooMuck - a 60 wash should be enough to kill off anything likely to be lurking on your kitchen floor. My mother wouldn't be bothered but my MIL would be Shock


BoysAreLikeDogs · 02/05/2011 17:28

I use a teatowel AND scoof it round the floor with my foot, no bending or hands and knees, see ? Grin


Animation · 02/05/2011 17:30

At - BoysAreLikeDogs Grin

That's minging!


pinkhebe · 02/05/2011 17:32

BoysAreLikeDogs - me too Grin


WhereTheWildThingsWere · 02/05/2011 17:35

Perfect BALD Grin.

Can I go one step further and point out that most of my tea towels are old terry nappies and that we have a box of cloths in the kitchen that get used on everything including the dogs paws when he has weed on them, cleaning the fridge, sponging out an abssess on a rat and the kids faces when mucky and they are all bum cloths from when dd was in nappies.....

And I only wash at forty.

And we are all alive.


said · 02/05/2011 17:35

Ditto BALD. Well, what is a drying up cloth then?


Animation · 02/05/2011 17:39

Well I use my toothbrush to clean under the rim of the toilet - then I scold it with hot water - and it's good as new!


doley · 02/05/2011 17:40

said the cloth purely for drying the dishes from the drainer :) in my home anyway !


GooGooMuck · 02/05/2011 17:40

neglected to mention that I have never dried anything up. Grin


fluffygal · 02/05/2011 17:43

Goo me neither, they aren't used for drying up, but can be used on the floor/side/ cupboard doors. Obviously not the same one, they go straight in the machine as soon as they have been whipped round the floor.


ChippingInLovesEasterEggs · 02/05/2011 17:45

YABU & most of the rest of you are worse. It's GRIM.

Tea towel - dishes
Floor Cloth - floor

It's really not complicated.


LostMyIdentityAlongTheWay · 02/05/2011 17:49

Chipping surely your tongue is for the floor? I save the tea towel for the scurf round the back of the toilet. Quick flip out the back door, job done....


said · 02/05/2011 17:50

Oh, I don't dry up much either. Just have one cloth for kitchen at a time - can be used on floor. Can't see the issue here

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