Part of our basement is finished, and the previous owners did not put carpeting down, but instead just painted the concrete floor. Every so often, I mop the floors since they get dusty being a basement and all, not to mention the dust that is created from the nearby cat litter boxes.
When I mop, I’ve been using a bucket of hot water with a splash of Spic ‘N Span, figuring the soap would help keep things clean.
Yesterday, I decided to use just hot water to see if I could get it as clean without the soap.
Imagine my surprise when I began cleaning and after a couple of rinses, the water in the bucket was sudsy.
Not just a little sudsy, but we’re talking a lot of suds.
Turns out, even though I thought I was using a little bit of soap, I was using too much, and was leaving some probably both on the floor and on the mop.
So, frugal lesson learned: Don’t overuse the soap and skip the soap every other time to use up any residual soap that may have remained.