For the last year or so, I’ve made the switch to organic cleaners for our house. The smells bother most of us because of asthma related issues.
However, with warmer temperatures FINALLY here, my kids have been in and out of the house more often. And a lot of times they are dripping wet as they run into the kitchen for a snack, or a drink of water (because they are forever banned from having cups in the yard), or just passing through to ask a question. And it’s wreaking havoc on my light colored kitchen floor. It’s not too bad on the hardwood, but the floor in the kitchen has been absolutely disgusting the past week. And since the car accident, I just can’t down on my hands and knees and clean it much anymore.
But, since we have company coming this weekend, I knew that cleaning the floor in the kitchen was a must. Because these are out of town company after all. And while I know they are coming to see us and not the floors, it’s been bred deep into me that when company comes, you clean the house.
And because it was so gross and my normal organic cleaners don’t clean quite as easily as the chemical based cleaners, I decided that for just this one time, I’d pick up some Mop ‘n Glo while we were at Target.
I was oh so very wrong, y’all! So very, very misguided in my thinking.
The smell didn’t bother me at first. I had just cut Chip’s hair in the kitchen and since I was already sweeping and because we may have the first wave of company tomorrow already, I figured I’d bite the bullet and just get it done. I did a quick squirt and went over the kitchen and then went back and did it all again. And it SHINES so nicely right now.
Unfortunately, it also sent Elijah and I running for our inhalers! Because the smell was so bad. So strong. So very full of chemicals.
And I’ll take breathing over a clean floor any day!
Or maybe I’ll have the best of both worlds and just switch to a different organic cleaner (mine has been discontinued by the company). Anyone have any suggestion?