Floor Clean Up Cheat Sheet

Yes, they happen. We are human and messes are inevitable. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with them forever! If you have lived in your homes for many years, your carpets and wood floors

may have seen their fair share spills.

Here is a mini cheat sheet for the best ways to remove stains from your floors:

Hardwood, Tile and Laminate

Golden retriever puppy looking guilty from his punishment

First rule of thumb here is attend to it as soon as it happens, time is of the essence. Weather it’s water, pet urine, or any kind of liquid do your best to wipe it up with a paper towel or a mop then use a hair dryer to dry out the moisture from the cracks. You can always wipe with a floor finisher to restore the natural shine.

For permanent marker and other scuffs, don’t panic! Check out this page at HouseLogic. They did a trial and error test on different floor types and different product performances.


Again, just like Wood, Tile or Laminate floors – time is of the essence. But sometimes you don’t see the spot when it happens! Luckily for you guys Popular Mechanics did a great write-up about how to deal with all different kinds of carpet stains! Seriously, this is an awesome post! Check it out here so the next time something unwanted gets on your carpets, you’ll know how to deal with it!

Do your best to keep up with them and try not to stress over it, you can only do so much!