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Use A Sponge Mop To Clean Rugs

When my vacuum broke, I remembered how my former housekeeper would clean the upholstery with a damp cloth. So, I used my sponge mop on all carpets and rugs. It picked up piles of hair, leaves, dust, and gave the rugs a freshly-steamed appearance. I was thrilled. The sponge mop is cheap, readily available, lightweight, quiet, energy efficient, user-friendly and easily stored (no hauling out, emptying bags/canisters, or plugging in a vacuum), and the results are pleasing.

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While it may not totally replace a vacuum sweeper, please try this. I also used it on very filthy carpeted basement stairs, preceded by a brooming. This works fantastically on stairs. And did I mention quiet?

By mary knight from Kensington, MD

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January 19, 20120 found this helpful

I really like your tip, Mary. It's quite a bit of work but most of us need to do more moving about anyway so Kudos!
Janey-SC

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January 19, 20120 found this helpful

Have a love seat I will try this on, thanks for a good housecleaning tip.

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January 19, 20120 found this helpful

I never thought about doing it on a regular basis, good idea! I've done it to clean up little spots, but it makes sense to do it regularly.

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Exercise, quiet, and if I dampen the sponge mop with a half vinegar-half water solution it will act as a disinfectant and air freshener. Now that's a win-win-win!

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January 20, 20120 found this helpful

FrugalAnnie, You improved my tip with your great suggestion of 1/2 vinegar solution for dampening. Can't wait to try next time! And thank you all for the positive feedback. - Mary

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January 20, 20120 found this helpful

I mean, frugalsunnie (with my eyeglasses on this time!) - Mary

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