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#1 His Boy Elroy

Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:18 AM

Because I am awake at this ungodly hour and have just read that endless other thread about slack things you do, I saw this:

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Some people don't have bits that need mopping? My whole house is floorboards and tiles (we have no carpet) so I mop. In my case, I don't need to own a vacuum cleaner.


I have only ever known to vacuum before mopping to get all the chunky bits (like, crumbs, hair and dust).  Wouldn't mopping without vacuuming first just push all the chunky bits around the floor and even though you have mopped, the floor would still look....errrrr.....dirty? huh.gif

Are my mother and I (and a couple of other people I know) the only ones who always vacuum before they mop?

Genuine question.



#2 His Boy Elroy

Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:07 AM

Hmmm, perhaps, hadn't thought of it that way.....

#3 Zanbam

Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:15 AM

I have floorboards with little gaps so I have to vacuum before mopping otherwise the gaps fill up with crumbs etc.

#4 TinyTeddys

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:00 AM

We sweep before mopping...

#5 FiveAus

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:03 AM

I have shiny tiles, I vacuum before I mop otherwise the dirt just gets pushed around the tiles. Sweeping doesn't get rid of all the loose bits.

#6 DandS

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:07 AM

Definitely sweep/vacuum before mopping.

#7 miinii

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:44 AM

Maybe they sweep? I would think it pointless to mop if you havnt swept or vacuumed first.

#8 mumto3princesses

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:47 AM

I always vaccum before mopping. I even run the vaccum over the bathroom and laundry.

#9 ~chiquita~

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:50 AM

Not only does it push all the stuff around the floor it's most likely to get stuck in your mop. I've ruined a mop or two from not vacuuming first.

#10 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:04 AM

Always vacuum before mopping here

#11 JRA

Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:17 AM

QUOTE (His Boy Elroy @ 22/01/2013, 03:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Because I am awake at this ungodly hour and have just read that endless other thread about slack things you do, I saw this:



I have only ever known to vacuum before mopping to get all the chunky bits (like, crumbs, hair and dust).  Wouldn't mopping without vacuuming first just push all the chunky bits around the floor and even though you have mopped, the floor would still look....errrrr.....dirty? huh.gif

Are my mother and I (and a couple of other people I know) the only ones who always vacuum before they mop?

Genuine question.


I never vacuum the floor boards (well rarely), I sweep.

Edited by JRA, 22 January 2013 - 06:17 AM.


#12 His Boy Elroy

Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:20 AM

I assumed that the poster that I quoted didnt vacuum or sweep......just mopped....

#13 JustBeige

Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:24 AM

QUOTE (mumto3princesses @ 22/01/2013, 06:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I always vaccum before mopping. I even run the vaccum over the bathroom and laundry.

this is what I always do too.

#14 BadCat

Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:46 AM

People vacuum before mopping?  Who knew?

I sweep before DH mops but it's never even occurred to us to break out the vacuum  before mopping.  So much so that I didn't get the title of this thread.  I wondered why anyone would care about vacuuming their carpets before mopping their hard floors and what difference it could possibly make.

#15 lozoodle

Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:50 AM

I always vacuum first, otherwise you are just pushing dirt around with a mop.

My mum was saying how she didn't like steam mopping as it seemed to push the loose dirt into the grout. I asked why she hadn't just vacuumed up first (especially given her two ragdoll cats give off a huge amount of fur) and she looked at me as if I had just given her some amazing idea. She then proceeded to send me a very detailed email about how wonderful and easy it is to mop her floors and keep them clean if she vacuums them. No sh*t mum! lol

Edit - sweeping is pretty pointless too. Again you are just pushing dirt around but not everything is getting sucked up.

Edited by lozoodle, 22 January 2013 - 06:51 AM.


#16 Nasty Poobah

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:07 AM

I got me one o' them you-beaut Sabco multi head microfibre broom/mop things. It's anti-static and helps pick up everything. On the same principle I used to have a Swiffer. I find vacuuming hard surfaces to be a pain in the behind.

I really hate vacuuming and I've finally realised that it's because the whine sets my teeth on edge (and also because there are so many better things to do with my time). I have been known to sweep rugs with a stiff broom rather than vacuum.

#17 Genabee

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:11 AM

Definitely vacuum before mop here. The thought of not doing that makes my skin crawl.

We don't own a broom....  unsure.gif


#18 71Cath

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:15 AM

I vacuum and then as I said in the slack thread, I pay DD $1 to mop  dev (6).gif

#19 ohdearmereally

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:17 AM

I sweep and vacuum before mopping! the thought of mopping without doing both makes my skin crawl rofl!

#20 CallMeFeral

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:23 AM

Lozoodle - ur doin it wrong. Sweeping should gather up the dirt for collection in a dustpan.

I've always thought it should be possible to mop in a sweeping motion such that it would gather the dirt, but yeah that would leave gunk between the floorboards.



#21 Gumbette

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:24 AM

Definately a vacuum first, sometimes I skip the mopping if I'm too puffed out from all the vacuuming ph34r.gif

#22 jessie123

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:45 AM

Yes of course you either sweep or vacuum before mopping. Its a waste of time otherwise.

#23 Feralmummacat

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:52 AM

I vacuum before mopping both our tiles and floor boards.

DS1 has a dust mite allergy and I have always been told that this is the best thing to do.

I wish I could do 71Cath's $1 mop but DS1 is not meant to be in the house when I vacuum.

#24 vanessa71

Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:48 AM

I could sweep, but I don't think it would be as effective as vacuuming.



#25 Therese

Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:52 AM

I vacuum before mopping for both our slate tiles and floor boards.




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