My Tips For Cleaning Dark Hardwood Floors

Thu 16 June 2016

So if you are wondering what is the best way to clean dark hardwood floors, I will share with you the best method that I have found. (ps- This is not a sponsored post - I am just sharing the product that works best for my floors.) I actually was told about this product from my parents. I think that they now use another cleaner, but this one has been the best one for me, using the method that I am going to share with you.

With four kids, cleaning floors is not something that I want to spend a lot of time doing, so I have found a method that is quick, easy and lasts longer.

Before I go on, if you missed the first three days of the Clean My Kitchen Challenge, you can see them here:

What have I tried through the years?

I have tried using vinegar. I've tried soapy water. I've tried a LOT of floor cleaners, but this one is the only one that I have found that works and that doesn't take forever.

It is called Holloway House. I can only find it at Harris Teeter, but here is the website (to order directly): Holloway House Floor Cleaners.

So- I start with this one- Halloway House cleaner- the teal container. It is the cleaner.

Pay close attention to my method" here, because this is a little bit hard to explain, so I am going to do the best that I can (once you understand what I am saying, you will see how much easier this is going to be):

This cleaner comes in a concentrated from. Here is what I do to make it as easy as possible to use every time…

I dump the concentrated cleaner into a new tightly-sealed container, that I label FLOOR CLEANER (I just write on an old bottle with a permanent marker). I now fill the regular CLEANER bottle … 3/4 filled with water and about 3 capfuls of the CLEANER. I now have a ready-to-go Holloway House cleaner.

Ok- stay with me here…

Now I get the SHINE in the green bottle (this will be the top coat).

I take the LID from the shine container and put it onto the CLEANER bottle to make it easy to use. You are supposed to just fill up a bucket of water with the cleaner/water, but that would take me too long, so I have made it easy to just squirt on the floor.

(Look at the lids of both containers here to see what I mean)

SO- I now have the squirt lid on my cleaner and the regular lid on the SHINE (just switching lids). I clean the floors by wetting my regular sponge mop.

I then squirt the CLEANER in an S shape on the floor (pretty big area). I clean it with my damp sponge mop. I do this until the whole floor is cleaned. (You will have to re-wet & wring it out (not soaking wet) your mop every few minutes, so save the area by the kitchen sink for last, to avoid making footprints.)

Now I take my lids and switch them again. Now the squirt lid is back on the SHINE and the regular cap is back on the cleaner.

Are you following?

I do the same thing again with the shine. I squirt the S shape on the floors and clean it with my damp sponge mop. (Keep rinsing & re-wetting your mop, wringing it out every few minutes, when it gets dry). DO NOT walk on it for 15 minutes!) If I am expecting company or hosting a party, I will do the SHINE part twice.  This method will beat the best floor steamers every time hands down.  You won't get a better shine than me.

Every other month I will do this with a washcloth, on my hands and knees, because it works better, but for a weekly or bi-weekly basis, this method is fast, easy and works.

Last thing, but without the SHINE, the floors DO NOT stay nearly as clean! It has made the biggest difference!

Feel free to share this tips for hardwood floor cleaning on social media.  Thanks.

Category: Tech

Whats causing the noise in my home theatre subwoofer?

Thu 24 March 2016

I got a RCA RT2770 for Christmas. I got it home and hooked it up by the manual and noticed a noise in the Sub. I moved the head unit farther from the tv, checked the wires, turned all the levels back to factory setting, made sure the wireless bluetooth speakers were synced up properly and currently have it completely unplugged. During movies, when there isn't anything being said or background noise it crackles. it also skips out when people start talking again...i just cant find what it could be in the manual and there isnt a tech support number that i found in there either. Any suggestions would be amazing!!

While I cannot come to an absolute conclusion as to what the problem is, my 1st thought was there may be a problem with poor grounding. If you sub is powered & has it's own three way plug, get an adapter to make the three prong plug turn into two. I had a high end amp that had some hum in the back ground & that is what the repair facility suggested I try & it worked. However, I hate to say this, but what you have there is a fairly poor quality system. It is most likely made in China (as all that sh** is) & it's using whatever the maker can get hold of cheaply. Home theater's in a box have & always will be junk to me. A true home theater is custom assembled from components specifically rated for your area. 5 speakers & a sub in a box are not it. Home theater should be treated as a hobby not a necessity.

That is what I have done for almost 20 yrs. And through tons of trial n' error, I have what now is a sweet sounding yet compact system. All of my speakers are American made, amps are made by Marantz & Yamaha, video is Sony (Blu-ray & 1080p LCD) & wiring is all custom made by Audioquest. Now, at a price tag of nearly $7K it had better sound & look nice.

But I'll be damned if I will get a HiB (home theater in a box). Also what you have is a grossly out dated system that I couldn't find for sale except at clearance places. Honestly I know it was a Xmas present, but it needs to go in the trash. The crackling & voices skipping are the cheap processors unable to keep up with the compressed audio streams from the dvd's. I don't know what more can be said dude. G'luck!


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