Okay, so vacuuming and mopping won’t ever win any awards for most fun thing you can do in a day. But you can still get the job done thoroughly and confidently regardless of your level of vision.
The first thing you’ll want to do is walk on the floor with bare feet. Stepping on something gritty, sticky or crunchy lets you know you’ve got a dirty floor and where to focus your efforts.
Of course, when you have a cleaning schedule in place, you won’t be waiting until it gets to this point. And most likely, you won’t have to scrub or work as hard if you vacuum and mop regularly.
Now, with a new vacuum or before you use it for the first time, it’s a good idea to go over and label the different parts. Be sure to mark the settings that control the height of the beater bar in case you need to raise it for carpets and lower it for bare floors. You’ll find more tips on labeling in Hadley’s labeling workshops. Check them out.
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