Today I had a great time talking with Martha Stewart Living Radio about the right way to mop your floors. Here are some tips we talked about:
Prior to mopping vacuum your floors and get up all the big dirt and hair. I prefer a canister vacuum to do this job. Make sure you have a nice floor brush as well.
Use a technique I call "bucketless mopping". You replace the bucket with a spray bottle of your favorite cleaner diluted as if it were in your bucket. We've all been taught to use a bucket but this will make mopping quick and easy.
Instead of a sponge mop that holds the dirt, use a microfiber mop with different covers for different jobs, These are the same type of mops hospitals are using to prevent cross contamination.