Best way to pick up hair and fuzz from hard floor surfaces

linnea56December 3, 2012

Silly question: but this is my household "waterloo"...I'm not a picky housekeeper. But there must be a better way than what I am doing now. It's mostly the bathrooms, which are all ceramic tile floors. It's hair (human, not pet hair) and fuzz, which seems to be clothes lint. Vacuuming and sweeping with a broom, miss more than they get. The bathrooms have too many tight corners for a vacuum or my trusty yarn dust mop to get in anyway. When I use a broom it seems to scatter a lot. I end up on my hands and knees with a wet paper towel, and I'd really like not to have to crawl around the bathrooms floors.

I tried a swiffer mop wet cloth, but that is not really designed to catch the fuzz/hair.

I thought of attaching a wet washcloth to the swiffer head. But will the hair and fuzz clog my washing machine? Thanks!

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    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 11:58PM
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If it's a hard floor, a simple straw/corn broom will work best.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 9:00AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana

For cleaning the tile I use my upright vacuum, with 2 wands, and a floor brush like at the link below. Dust and hair can't escape it and it is easy to get into nooks and crannies. I have a brush left over from an old Hoover sweeper and also have one from a shop vac attachment set I bought some time ago.


Here is a link that might be useful: Vacuum floor brush

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 3:48PM
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Paper towel on end of a dry swiffer mop. Spray lightly with water if needed.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 7:36PM
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You can also pin a washcloth over a Swiffer mop. I've seen this done by chambermaids at a motel.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2012 at 9:06AM
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Straw broom? :o Really?! Hummmmm
Research the Mint Automatic Floor Sweeper and Wet Mop. Look at the reviews. Not a vacuum, a sweeper and wet mop. love Love LOVE mine!!! There are two models. The 5200 (black) model is worth the extra, trust me. They addressed some issues and added some features. I've had both. It's currently mopping my tile floor in the kitchen, small hall, laundry room and small bathroom :)

Here is a link that might be useful: Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner

    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 2:01AM
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