The holidays are coming up fast, and that means home gatherings and parties
with family and friends. You don’t just want to keep your home in
host-ready condition—you also don’t want to stress over big
cleaning jobs after the festivities. Keeping your tile flooring clean
during the season can be a big headache, but with the right preparation,
you can minimize wear and tear and avoid big cleanups.
Entryway floor mats can stop the majority of dirt, moisture, and other
debris (up to 90%). You can place a mat at your front door, and any other
entrance to your home, and cut down on the clean-up work later. Choose
mats with holiday motifs to maintain the festive spirit!
Remove Shoes Indoors
Many homeowners take their shoes off while in their own home, and they
may also ask their guests to do so too. This option is always open, although
some guests may be put off by the request. Have fun with it—offer
booties, slippers, and festive socks as a gift in exchange for taking
their shoes off in your home!
With guests and family over, your furniture is probably going to move around
a lot. Lots of scraping chair and table legs are bound to leave a mark
if left unchecked. If you’re going to be rearranging heavy furniture
or expecting to move furniture frequently, invest in some felt floor protectors
to stick on the bottoms of furniture legs.
Cleaning Off Scuff Marks
Hard surfaces are prime real estate for scuffmarks. Whether you have hardwood,
porcelain tile, or another similar flooring, you can use tennis balls and spritz balls
with silicone spray to remove most scuff marks!
Effective Brush Tools for Cleaning
For spills, sponge roller mops can quickly absorb the liquid and prevent
sticky residue. Rubber-bristle brushes will keep pet fur and hair from
building up. Microfiber mops are essential for clearing up dirt and dust,
and can be used for damp cleaning as well.