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A good start is to be sure that you are using a clean, lint-free rag or paper towel when you wipe the toilet. Spray the rag with your cleaner and allow it to penetrate for a moment or two before wiping away the dirt. You don't want the surface of the toilet or your rag to be too wet as that causes things to stick to the porcelain rather than come off onto your rag. Also wipe, then refold your cloth so that ever swipe you are using a clean side of the rag.
For floors, invest in a good Swiffer style duster mop with dry cloths or invest in a good vacuum with bare floor settings. For wet mopping I recommend getting a mop with a removable terry cloth cover. These are excellent and trapping leftover hair/lint. After mopping the cover pops right off and can be washed with your regular laundry ensuring a clean mop head every time. Regular mops tend to hold onto hair and other assorted icky things from previous cleanings. With the terry cloth covers you ensure a very clean mop and therefore a clean floor each time.
Great tips. My boyfriend and I both have dogs, so both of our apartments are perpetually covered in pet hair. It seems that two hours after you clean, there it is again. Thanks for the tip. I will try spraying the rag with the cleaning product next time instead of the surface to be cleaned. You are right about the mop too. Once I finally started using one of those style mops it made a huge difference.
not about pet hair/lint removal
Is this titled correctly? The first paragraph seems to be ideas for cleaning a toilet.
what does this tip have to do with pet stains and odors?
hmmm... I think this one is in the wrong category.
I have three cats and a washable mop head. It works great. And since I can wash it, I have invested about $15 and it has lasted 6 years so far.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|