At what age is it OK to ask children to put on mop socks and clean the floor with their feet?

Tyson and I agree that this should happen as soon as they’re able to walk. But obviously, you know your own kids better than we do, so use your discretion with this trick.

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By the way, I can’t take credit for this. My girlfriend, Sarah, runs a blog called Fat Girl at Heart, and this is her idea.

Sarah makes an all-natural cleaner and uses it every day. It has no chemicals, so it won’t harm the kiddos. To make it, fill a bottle:

  • ¾ of the way with vinegar
  • ¼ of the way with witch hazel
  • Add 10 drops tea tree oil

I also like to add a few drops of grapefruit oil to make it smell especially good. You know I love my essential oils.

Spray the cleaner on the floor, then hand the kids some shoe mops (I bought mine from Amazon — they’re super inexpensive and come in a variety of colors) and start the dance party!

This trick leaves your hardwood floors sparkling clean! Seriously, I can almost eat off the floor in my dining room now. And I didn’t have to lift a finger to get it this way.

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Elissa Benzie About the author:
Elissa is a millennial wife and mom with two toddlers. She's neurotic and disorganized, she's over it and exhausted. But it's OK, that's life! Follow her on FacebookTwitter, Pinterest or Instagram
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