Buy a steam mop if you just want to clean floors. They’re best for hard floors, but some are useful for freshening up carpets and lifting stains, too. They’re generally cheaper than 2-in-1 steam mops, which can switch into a handheld mode for other tasks.
If sanitizing is your top priority, we recommend you take a look at the Sienna Luna Plus Steam Mop (Est. $170). With the ability to heat up to 212 degrees, it sanitizes your floor more quickly than most steam mops, however you still have to hold it over the area you want to sanitize for a minimum of 8 seconds, but no more than 15 or the very hot steam could damage your floor.
Whisk brooms have been around for about two hundred years. Designed by the Shakers as a smaller version of their flat broom design, the handy whisk broom is a staple cleaning tool in most homes because of its convenient size. If you don’t have a whisk broom among your cleaning tools, Speed Cleaning has 7 uses for that little broom that may prompt you to buy one.
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.
A broom holder is a simple tool that does not require you to hire a professional to install for you. It would be very expensive to do so. The best broom holders are the ones that are easy to install. It should easy to figure out how to mount them even without assistance. However, you should look for one that comes with installation manual as well as the necessary items such as screws and wall anchors.
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Hang a rake head upside-down from the wall for a unique hand tool holder. A steel rake head makes a unique holder for your garden gloves, trowels, spades, and other small objects. If the tool won’t fit on the tines of the rake, loop twine through the hole on the handle.
After a day of pulling out a bucket, tossing in cleaner, mopping the floors and waiting forever for them to dry, I decided to try a steam mop. Truthfully, this was the least expensive one at WM, but I have a Shark vacuum that I love, so I figured for the price, it was worth a try. We have 30 year old vinyl tile floors and this does a great job on them! It gets up stuff that has been there for years. It dries in almost no time and because I have to pump the handle to get the steam out, I get a decent workout to go with the clean floors. But I don’t have to bend hardly at all – I’m tall and the handle is long enough for me. It’s low profile slips it under the stove as well, so it cleans a bit in an area that almost never gets cleaned. It takes tap water, has a long cord and the pads velcro on and off and go into the washing machine and dryer. Plus no chemicals involved at all. This is worth every penny and I’m mopping far more often than I did before.
The PowerFresh has the so-called Easy Scrubber attached to the stem of the mop, behind the head. The idea is that you press down with your foot, lock the stiff-bristle scrubbing pad into place, and use that to clean deep into tough stains or grout. It can catch some of the deeper gunk on its way past what you just cleaned. But we found ourselves wanting to hold the Easy Scrubber down with a foot to get really deep into grout, and that was not a smart move, balance-wise.
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* Drywall. If your garage is finished, you more than likely have drywall already in place. In many states it’s a requirement for fire code (check before tearing it down and replacing it with another material).
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UPDATE 10/31/14 Ordered another pack of two panels as I could not wait for delivery time at other store. Panels arrived in perfect shape this time despite the packing being torn on the larger sides but the panels were unscathed.
A. Always consult the owner’s manual to ensure that the is safe for use on your flooring. However, most steam mops can be used on marble, ceramic, stone, linoleum, vinyl, laminate, and sealed wood flooring.