A general note to all of you who have house cleaners: it's kind to turn your air conditioning down while they will be working in your home. What's comfortable for you during normal activities at home is not necessarily comfortable when one is cleaning.
Thanks just coz. Our heating/air conditioning's on a timer so I always make sure the air conditioner's cooling the house an hour before they arrive through an hour after they're scheduled to leave. Just in case. That way, the air's not running all day while we're gone AND they don't have to worry about remembering to turn the air off when they leave.
justCoz, what do you all use to clean hardwood floors? Is the best thing just water and a rag, or a specific product? Also, what's best to clean nice wood furniture? I heard that using something like Pledge (which is what I used to use) isn't a good thing. Thanks!
Lois I use Murphy's Oil Soap for all of my wood products. I don't really like Pledge because it builds up.. besides I find that when I use Pledge fingerprints show up more readily.
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Thanks for that info, Duxxy! I hate the buildup, too, which I've gotten with Pledge in the past... I use the Swiffer cloths a lot for computer monitors/TV, which works well...
I also was in the cleaning business for many years and hands down vinegar and water is best for cleaning wood floors, just be sure the mop is damp and not sopping wet. As for polishing wood furniture, lemon oil once a month is best and the swiffers are fine between polishings.
How much vinegar should you put in? 1 part to 3 parts water? Or less? Or...