Will you sweep first before you mop the floor?

@sasalove (1710)
China
October 3, 2009 11:01pm CST
I did some house cleaning this morning. I swept the floor and then mop the floor in my house. But in my bedroom, I will not sweep the floor first as I will go to the mopping directly. It always has a little dirt only in the bedroom so I just mop or wipe with the coth. How about you? Will you sweep the floor first before you go to mopping?
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@lkbooi (16106)
• Malaysia
4 Oct 09
Hi sasa, I usually would get the floor swept cleanly before mopping it. It’s really annoying to see all those tiny and disgusting stuffs stick on the mop. You know I have to take the trouble to get rid of them while washing the mop. I hate to remove the fallen hair on it the most Most of the time, I prefer to clean the floor with the vacuum cleaner. It will absorb the dust, tiny stuffs as well as the fallen hair on the floor thoroughly. It’s more convenient to use the vacuum instead of a broom to do the floor sweeping. All the dust and other disgusting stuffs could hardly find on both the broom and mop after vacuuming Happy posting
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@sasalove (1710)
• China
5 Oct 09
Thanks for your reponse here. Yeah, it's really annoying for the tiny things, no matter you use the broom or the mop, it is very hard to get rid of it after you collected. It seems that the vacuum cleaner would be the best choice for collecting tiny things before mopping. Happy posting too.
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@lkbooi (16106)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 09
You are very much welcome sasa Yeah, vacuum is always the best appliance to get rid of dust and tiny stuffs. It also could prevent from raising a dust when doing the floor cleaning work. Vacuum serves its purpose extremely well when the carpet needs cleaning up. Anyway, if cleaning small surface of floor, it is more simple and convenient to use a broom. Yeah, I always like to sweep or to vacuum the floor before mopping
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@lkbooi (16106)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 09
so it’s nice for us to have all the three cleaning equipments at home. Broom is for the small area. Vacuum cleaner is for cleaning all the tiny stuffs. It’s convenient as well for cleaning area under furniture like bed, cupboard and etc. We still need a mop to wipe off the dust sticking on the floor after sweeping or vacuuming lastly. Thanks for the best response
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• China
4 Oct 09
Hello, Sasalove, we mop our floor several days in a day, as my son like crawling and playing on the floor, we have to keep the floor clean. Sometimes, we sweep the floor before mop it, but quite often we mop it directly, it depends on the dirtiness of our floor. Thanks for your question and wish you a nice day.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
5 Oct 09
Hi Karen, Yeah, if there is kids at home, we should make the floor as clean as possible otherwise you need to wash your son's clothes even harder. Happy mylotting.
• China
5 Oct 09
Hello, Sasalove, that is true, and more important, babies like to take things on the floor and put it into its mouth. Sometimes it is quite danger if the dirty things on floor are sharp or hard. I try to make things on floor as clean as possible, and take away all small things in case he want to put it into his mouth.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
6 Oct 09
Hi Karen, Yup, you should take much care of it just for the health purpose of the kids. I can image how clean of your floor for such special purpose. Thanks for your response.
@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
4 Oct 09
Hello i sweep first then mop, if not I don't feel like the floor is clean mopping with sweeping just pushes the dust around which means its still there waiting to rear its ugly heads lol, I need to do this right now, grrr i keep putting it off to tired to even start Thank you.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
6 Oct 09
Thanks for your response, it is quite true if the floor is dirty...then it will take much time to rear the ugly heads. LoL...
@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
6 Oct 09
Hello I finally did my housework I actually love to clean, just been lazy lately, well it looks good now Thank you.
@sender621 (14970)
• United States
4 Oct 09
I was always taught to sweep first before mopping the floor. That way you wouldn't be mopping your crumbs across the floor. Secondly, my mother-in-law would have a fit if she knew someone mopped the floor without sweeping first!
@sasalove (1710)
• China
6 Oct 09
I realized that the senior always prefers to do the regular no matter what kinds of things, supposed what we call" experience". Under such pressure, regularly we will have no questions to do as what they did. Do you agree?
@sender621 (14970)
• United States
6 Oct 09
I think we do the things in the same way as older people. We were raised by them and we expect them to know the right things to do.
@2wicelot (2949)
4 Oct 09
I think the logical order is to sweep away all the dirt first before mopping the floor. I think if you mop without sweeping then you may end up still having dirt on the floor albeit a shiny floor. But if you have a carpet or rug then using the vacuum cleaner is preferred.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
5 Oct 09
We have a rug just in front of the door rather than spreading all over the floor, then we will basically clean the rug monthly. The rug helps us a lot to prevent the dirt accumulating. Thanks for your advice and have a nice day.
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@2wicelot (2949)
6 Oct 09
That is a good idea. Thanks.
@marguicha (45641)
• Chile
4 Oct 09
I vacuum the carpets (rooms) and sweep the floor of the rest of the house.) I only mop it if it´s worth it. I have floating floor in living and diningsg area so it´s easy. I don´t do it every day either. I live alone. And the dog does not get inside the house.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
4 Oct 09
I think the room will not so easy to dirt if you live alone and not allow the dog to walk in. You can do it once a week if you are busy in other things.
@marguicha (45641)
• Chile
4 Oct 09
True. I only clean daily the kitchen and the bathroom. I have busy days going to play with my younger grandsons, teaching Lola OUTSIDE, here at mylot and watching all sorts of CSI reruns I also invite a lot for diner, but my friends mess up the dining room and the kichen only. We only dine and talk at this time of our lives.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
4 Oct 09
Hi, I usually sweep the floor before moping, or else the dust, hair and other debris will stick to the mop, and makes it so much harder to clean.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
4 Oct 09
Wow, it did true, particularly for the girls who drop the hairs a lot. For this occassion, I will use the tissue paper to pick up the hair first and then mock the floor. If I use the broom to collect the hair or other debris, it is also very hard to get rid of it from the broom.
• Spain
4 Oct 09
I totall agree. It's more organize that way. :)
@cream97 (29179)
• United States
16 Feb 10
Hi, sasalove. I always sweep the floor before I would mop it. Sweeping gets most of the dirt, and debris off of the floor. When I go to mop, the floor will be free of crumbs and food particles. It makes the mop glide on the floor easily. Having dirt on the floor without sweeping, keeps me more busier mopping.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
17 Feb 10
yes, it seems that it is much more wise if we sweep first as it will save a lot of efforts to collect the dirts by the mop.
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
I usually sweep the floor first to get rid of the dirt after that would I only mop the floor.. it's hard to mop when there's a lot of dirt in the floor, and you constantly stop to pick up something that cannot be cleaned by your mop.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
6 Oct 09
It seems that most of the people will sweep or vac the floor first before they go to mop. Thanks for your point here and Happy Mylotting!
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
I will definitely sweep first before I start to mop the floor to avoid making all corners dirty instead.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
6 Oct 09
Thanks for your comment here. Just a kind reminder, you should make your description as detail as possible to make a qualified discussion.I think it will help your earnings here.
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Yes I always sweep the floor before I mop. Sweeping gets most of the dirt up of the floor even if just a little. It is the way I was taught to clean the floor.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
6 Oct 09
Thanks for your response. Happy Mylotting here!!
@lynnemg (4541)
• United States
5 Oct 09
I sweep, swiffer, then mop. Sometimes, I vacuum, then swiffer, then mop. You would really be surprised at what is left behind when you sweep or vacuum that a swiffer will pick up.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
6 Oct 09
Hehe, yeah, it is true that you will never know what the swiffer will pick up as you did not care too much of the rubbish we produced, particularly for the big family ah~~
• China
5 Oct 09
I seldom do cleaning because I am a man who spends more time in office,I think it's better to sweep first then mop the floor,buf for the houses whose floor is padded with carpets,it's better to use vacuum cleaners,I was a test enginer and I tested many famous brand cleaners in the world such as Hoover,Dyson,Bissell,Royal,TTI floor care,Ryobi.....
@sasalove (1710)
• China
6 Oct 09
Wow, you are lucky that you don't need to bother yourself in the household chores. Will you use your tested brand cleaners at your home?
@lelin1123 (15647)
• Puerto Rico
5 Oct 09
I always sweep or vaccum then mop. Mopping with a little dirt on the floor is not doing a good job of mopping. It will be gritty or just remain dirty I think.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
6 Oct 09
You have a point there. Happy Mylotting.
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
My mom taught me that I should sweep the floor before mopping it, as mopping first will, at times, merely scatter the dust. There are also some dirt that couldn't be mopped up, and should be swept. Even in my room, I make it a habit to sweep the floor first before mopping or wiping it with a wet cloth. :)
@sasalove (1710)
• China
6 Oct 09
It can not deny that it is a good habit that doing the sweeping first prior to mopping. Happy Mylotting!!
@pepayz (43)
4 Oct 09
Mopping the floor before sweeping is what i'm doing everyday.Do you wanna know the reason why I did this?My main good reason is that the dust must be taken first before the solid particles coz u know the dust will spread everywhereif you will do the other way around.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
6 Oct 09
Thanks for your point here. I think it all depends on how dirty of the floor. hehe~~
@smileonstar (4016)
• United States
4 Oct 09
hello, I always sweep first before I mop. well, I dont know how much dirt in my bed room or living room... but before I mop, then I Have to sweep first. However, in my house is full of carpet so I just vacuum it... easy huh
@sasalove (1710)
• China
6 Oct 09
If the carpet is full extended to the floor, it is wise to vac only. Happy Mylotting!!
@livvy092002 (1003)
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
Yeah, thats the most logical thing to do. I sweep the floor first so that dirt will no longer be stuck on the mop because of course the mop is wet.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
6 Oct 09
Thanks for your response, I will use the dry mop to serve as the broom if the dirt is not too much. Hehe~~
• India
4 Oct 09
Yes, I’ll always sweep the floor before mopping it. As it is, I do all the household chores myself so mopping is not done daily. I can mop the floors maybe twice or thrice a week and since I live right beside the main road, there’s a lot of traffic flowing and the house can become real dusty pretty fast. Sweeping the floor clears the fine layers of dust on the floor and then mopping it, makes the floor more clean.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
6 Oct 09
Yup, you should handle the dust first before you go mop the floor otherwise the mop will make you floor more dirty. If I were you, I will close the window near the main road so that the dirts are not allowed to get in. Hehe~~Happy Mylotting!1
@kalyanam (11)
• India
4 Oct 09
Hello! It is my practice to sweep the floor always before mopping. Ofcourse I like to mop immediately after sweeping so that whatever dirt is leftover will come clean. It is an ordeal ofcourse to do both, but ultimately you get the best results. Thanks Kalyani
@sasalove (1710)
• China
6 Oct 09
Hi Kalyani, Thanks for your response. Happy myLotting.