About three years ago, We decided to rip up almost all the flooring in our home and replace it all with hardwoods. Because I love the real deal, we decided to stick with hardwoods like the ones we had in the kitchen and entry way. We had every room downstairs, minus the master bath, done, and it has been the best decision we made in renovating our home. I love not having to vacuum and knowing that my floors are clean. Part of our decision to put hardwoods throughout the house had to do with expecting Cove later that year. I knew with a little one crawling around that I would want to have floors I could maintain easier. The previous owners had two large husky dogs in the house, so we never felt our carpets were actually clean.
When it came to cleaning hardwoods though, I wasn’t completely sure how to maintain and clean appropriately. I knew they could be swept instead of vacuumed, but I heard certain products would strip the finish and warp the floors. I recently discovered Bona Free & Simple Hardwood Floor Cleaning Products, and I love that they have a hypoallergenic, water-based formula that has no dyes or scents. I have some family members with severe allergies, so scented cleaners can be miserable. It gives me so much more peace of mind to know my floors are clean and the products we’re using are safe for everyone.
As I’ve mentioned in some of my other cleaning tip posts, Cove really loves to help. My in-laws got him this super cute cleaning set from Melissa & Doug, and now he loves to help clean with his little mop. I hope he always sees cleaning as fun, although I am sure that won’t last long. I also bought my first pair of overalls a few weeks ago. I don’t really know why I waited so long. I knew I would love them, but I couldn’t find a pair that fit my long lanky body right. I finally tried these boyfriend ones by free people and they fit great. I ordered two sizes down and they still fit a little loose, but super comfortable. I think Cove likes them because I look like a minion, but I’ll take it. haha.
Bona also has a fun campaign going on where you can vote for my cleaning tips online at May 29th. I’ll be sure to remind you on social media.
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