Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day!!

I wish you all a Happy & BLESSED Mothers Day!!
Hope you enjoy it to the fullest! :D

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Kitchen Floor Clean!! Woot Woot!

Probably not an exciting post to some, but my kitchen floor was BAD BAD BAD!!!  It is over 14 years old and WHITE vinyl!!  What were they thinking?  White in a kitchen?!?!?!   Anyway, it had gotten pretty bad with ground in dirt and scuffs & overall YUCK!!    I decided to look online to see if there was any hope for it.  I saw several people suggesting straight ammonia.  So I tried it out on a test spot and IT WORKED!!! Woo hoo!!!   So I bought a few bottles and got to work on it today!   With not much effort (except the wringing of the mop for rinsing made my hands all red and calloused), I have a very nice clean and white again kitchen floor!!  Only the worst most worn down parts didn't get really really clean, but I ran out of ammonia, so I will do that part again after I get more. :D   Here's the BEFORE Pics of the embarrassing BAD BAD BAD dirty floor:


Here's how I cleaned it:
I poured straight ammonia into a large puddle over a section, and let it set for 30 minutes.  OPEN SOME WINDOWS!!! It is VERY STRONG!!!!!

After the 30 minutes, I scrubbed over the wet area with my big magic eraser mop. 

Then I rinsed with a clean regular mop and hot clean water.  I kept rinsing it up until it was all clean and no more suds formed.

Then I moved to the next section and started over.    Here is the result:


 The yellow-y marks are from the island's wheels. 

What a difference, huh?!?!?!  

Oh, and here's my ouchy hands! LOL