TODAY | November 13, 2012
>>> time for today's home and it's a part of your house that gets more wear and tear than anywhere else, your floors.
>> hardwood, vinyl, there are easy ways to keep them in great condition for the long haul. here with ways we can clean it up is accidental housewife and featured columnist for scholastic parent and child. hey, girl.
>> the best defense is a good offense, so entrance ways, you want to have a mat. i'm familiarly proud of this, because i was asked to design this for carpet floor one and home. it's my signature dirty martini , but 25% of it goes to breast cancer research foundation . 90% of dirt and moisture can be stopped at the door. shoes, take those off. with the holidays coming too, instead of having people wear their shoes, give them decorative socks as a gift. next, floor protectors, under the legs, whatever. use those fox that are orphans to put under your furniture around.
>> you'd be surprised how much furniture i've moved.
>> these three items are terrific for any floor, ceramic, wood, laminate. first of all, instead of the bristle brush, this is a rubber brush, so you don't have to use the old ones. they shed all the time. this has static electricity. it's from simple good, and it will actually absorb all the pet air so they won't fly all around. next --
>> that's to get the hair up.
>> this is microfiber, but unlike the other -- thank you for cleaning -- this has 1.6 million fibers in one inch, so it's going to do more of the cleanup and gets rid of 99% of all bacteria. lastly, this is the nitty gritty, our mop. this is all you need. three things for all of them. what i like about this is it has the brush. one of the things when you get to ceramic tile , the grout is really where the germs are harbored. use our good old baking soda, this is great for a kid to do, use the toothbrush, not the one they used in the morning, to go between it, then vinegar to wash the floors and go through all that. vinegar will get rid of the bacteria. love this, hardwood. love this. this is from casabella. it's a quick spray mop. what i've used in here is tea. it has tannic acid in it. you can take a cup too. it will both clean and shine your floor. look how this works, what's great on this -- see it? it works great. also a double head. and two heads are always better than one, you can then dry it. you can get this at bed bath and beyond .
>> don't you have to clean it?
>> yes, you can drink the tea, no.
>> you have to clean it off?
>> no, it's fine. that's where the dual mop comes in handy. one side's dry, one side's wet.
>> never mind.
>> i've got my pilgrim shoes on for today. scuff marks are always a problem, good-old tennis ball .
>> you've shown this before.
>> but you like it.
>> that's great.
>> you want to try that?
>> sure, why not.
>> here is, so we can maintain our floors and manicures, this is a robotic vacuum. it also, of course, shares us drinks.
>> they are taped down.
>> they know how you spill things and don't want me to do more cleaning.
>> thank you.
>> how's that work?
>> plug it into the wall and charge it. then it will map its way across your room. you can schedule it. easy, you get it at walmart so you don't have to worry about dirt in your house. just put this mat outside your front door. go away.
>> that's not very nice. thank you, julie.
>>> all right, we're getting ready