Some floors are safe to clean with a steam mop, though. Glazed tile, sealed granite, and most other sealed stone floors usually will come out of the cleaning undamaged. Luckily, this is also the kind of floor that steam mops work best on. We interviewed Jolie Kerr, host of the Ask a Clean Person podcast, right after she had finished testing a steam mop for a magazine review.1 On Kerr’s tiled bathroom, the steam mop glided, cleaned up well, and “got things clean in a way that I’ve never felt I could get with a regular mop,” she said. On her parquet-style hardwood floors (which she said she was not worried about, because they were “so old and beat up, nothing can harm them”), the steam mop didn’t do any better than any other mop. “I had high hopes it would get more dirt off the floor than normal. I was expecting some kind of steam magic, which might have been unrealistic, but it wasn’t magic.”
With SmartSelect, you can easily set the ideal amount of steam for the surface. For other surfaces like stainless appliances, glass doors and backsplashes, you can switch from mop to hand-held cleaner in seconds.
Use a table saw or circular saw to rip shelving 1/2 in. wider than the depth of the shelf bracket. Use 3/4-in.-thick plywood or solid wood for the shelves—it’s stronger and resists sagging better than any particleboard shelving product available.
You can find tracks with hooks on them at your hardware store and these are great for organizing the garage. Just hang the track on the wall and the hooks store all sorts of things. They are easily changeable, too so you can keep things organized no matter what the season. Via: Maryorganizes – Garage Organization for Real Families
24 (610mm) long. Type 304 stainless steel, satin finish. Anti-slip mop holders have spring-loaded rubber cam that grips handles 7⁄8 to 1 1⁄4 (20–30mm) diameter. Holds 3 mops 3 1⁄4 (85mm) from wall. Height 5 (125mm).
As for the other tools such as spades, rakes, etc. I use hooks mounted to the walls of the shed. My hubby even felt the need to draw the outline of the tool and label each space in Sharpie. I hang these tools with the business end up.
Plywood as well as OSB also develop an efficient support and also attaching surface for shelves as well as various other additions to garage wall surfaces. Leave walls natural or painting them to accomplish the wanted finish for your garage.
A steam mop does the hard work for you. You don’t have to get down on your hands and knees to scrub. You don’t have to lug around or empty heavy buckets of dirty water, either, making it a good option if you have joint issues or pain.
The Karcher SC1 Steam Stick is a lightweight, versatile steam cleaner that can be used as a steam mop or simply as a handheld cleaner. It comes with a hand tool, small plastic brush, power nozzle and detail nozzle, as well as two 45cm-long tubes and a 110cm hose. For flats and small houses with minimal storage space, it doesn’t get more compact and practical than this.
The SC1 heats up quickly, making it ideal for smaller jobs, with a full tank coming up to steam in three minutes. There’s only one level of steam for cleaning, but it does a thorough job of cleaning floors. Since the cleaning head is lightweight, it’s not suited to heavy rugs. Still, it’s more affordable, practical and compact than many of its rivals.
Use a shower caddy to keep your a few small tools handy. Keep your hand tools organized when you’re working on small jobs by repurposing a portable shower caddy. The handle on the caddy will make it easy for you to carry as you move from plant to plant.
Use a hanging shoe organizer for even more storage space. Hanging shoe organizers with pockets are ideal for organizing any number of small objects. Group together seed packets, dowels and stakes, twine, weedeater string, or any of your other garden supplies.
In Disney’s 1940 film Fantasia, Mickey Mouse, playing The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, brings a broom to life to do his chore of filling a well full of water. The broom overdoes its job and when chopped into pieces, each splinter becomes a new broom that flood the room until Yen Sid stops them. This story comes from a poem by Goethe called Der Zauberlehrling (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice). The Disney brooms have had recurring cameos in Disney media, mostly portrayed as janitors, albeit not out of control or causing chaos such as in the original appearance.
Load a patio serving cart with plants, tools, and pots, then wheel the all-in-one gardening center wherever you need it to go. Purchase a cart with wire or slatted shelves to allow for drainage and easy cleanup.
1 x Mop and Broom holder. 3 slots and 4 hanging hooks provide a solution to clean and organize your garage, garden, kitchen, laundry, offices and everywhere you want. Strong and sturdy ,this rack is s…