Saturday, October 06, 2007

Saturday Scrubbing


Today, Dad and I set out to get our kitchen floor clean. For years I have washed the floor and tried many different cleaners to try and get the floor really clean. After 6 hours of scrubbing, it's disappointing to look around and see that although your work did help, the tiles still didn't come all the way clean.

From a friend who works at a supply warehouse, we were able to get wax stripper and wax that they use in commercial buildings or schools. Finally, this truly got our floor clean, although it took quite a bit of elbow grease! From the picture on the right you can see that there's nothing like a little perspective to show how clean or dirty something is! The joy of having a clean floor made the five hours of scrubbing this morning and afternoon worth it. We're still applying wax coats in hopes that it will keep the floor looking nice. Daddy and I can both attest that we're now sore all over! Someday hopefully my red and raw knees and aching hands will recover.

I've been in charge of cleaning the kitchen ever since Lydia left home - about 3-4 years now. It's always bothered me to have a dirty floor, probably since I spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking and washing dishes.

Now, I can finally say with satisfaction, our floor is clean!


How's that for a Saturday's work?

16 comments:

Mrs. Hart said...

GORGEOUS! (Yes, I'm shouting!)

HsKubes said...

Wow! It looks beautiful!
Now you'll get to see that shiny floor 'smiling' back at you when you're working in there.

"In all labour there is profit..."
~ Proverbs 14:23


Have a blessed and restful Lord's Day!
~ Mrs. K
(Ally's, @ Firmly Fixed on the Father, mom)

Kristin said...

Excellent job Anna! The floor looks wonderful :)

eliasboudinotismyfriend said...

Wow! It makes the trim I painted yesterday look like nothing!

Naomi said...

Good job,That looks great...I know the feeling of not getting floors clean even when you scrub..:)

A Maiden Of Virtue said...

The floor looks amazing! Great job!

~@~Courtney~@~

Joanna said...

Wow, what a difference that cleaner made! I know the feeling of scrubbing floors. :)

In Christ,
Joanna
www.bloom-blog.blogspot.com

Anna S said...

It looks spectacular!

Miriam Rebekah said...

Wow Anna! It looks great! It looks like it was worth the work.

Elijah Lofgren said...

WOW! Thanks for all the work you guys did!

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Lydia said...

Wow Anna! You guys did a GREAT job!

The Chatty Housewife- said...

It looks so good! I can't believe the difference of the one square in the first picture. Crazy.

Ella said...

Clean is good! How wonderful to have it that way!

Beverly said...

Spectacular!!

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

It looks good! Your floor reminds me of a floor I used to clean weekly with my family --the same green. I spent hours on it and got to know it VERY well.