This post is sponsored by Dyson.
I’m so glad you love the new wood floors as much as I do. They’ve been one of my favorite DIY projects ever! With the new flooring (goodbye, gross white carpets!), I am having to learn new ways to clean up after our DIY crafting storms. Wood is so different than carpet, and I was nervous about how to ensure my DIY mess of confetti, ribbons, etc., was manageable to clean. Dyson asked me to try out their new Dyson V6 Absolute Cord-Free Vacuum to see if it would work, and I’m in love!
It’s okay to crush on a vacuum; I’ve given myself permission. :)
With my new Dyson, I can go from crafting crazy to a completely clean track in moments!
It is so helpful when I am crafting for the blog and needing to shoot photos as I go. I can get the pretty photos without the mess.
In our old house, I would pull out the big vacuum cleaner every couple days to go over the carpets. With the wood, though, I am already noticing how much more obvious the mess buildup can be, so cleaning as I go is a great way to keep it under control. The thing that made me most nervous about our floor choice was the gaps between the wood. As you can see above, the pine is not a perfect lay and it’s supposed to be that way — think turn-of-the-century farmhouse. They are sure pretty, but I was super worried I’d lose gunk and trash down into the cracks. The Dyson picked up even the smallest pieces from between the wood, along with large strands of ribbon, etc. Problem solved.
Having the cord-free vacuum lets me keep it handy, and it is easy to move around the house with me as we craft and shoot and go through our day.
I used the attachments for cleaning hard-to-reach places like the backside of my favorite pink chair — to make sure every craft project is cleaned up and photo ready.
Here are my top 3 tips for keeping our new wood floors clean:
1. Clean as you go!
This is something I plan to change now that we are moved into the new house. Instead of cleaning every couple days or once a week, I’m inspired to just clean as I go, which makes my life easier and keeps our house looking better.
2. Focus on the dry.
In our old house, the huge tile area meant weekly mopping times, which might be my least favorite thing to do ever. With the new wood and my Dyson, I can get a good enough clean on the wood to not have to do that very often at all.
3. Keep the cleaners water-based.
When I do need to do a wet antiseptic cleanup, I’ll be using water-based cleaners (that do not have any bleach or vinegar in them) to ensure our awesome white wash and sealant stays intact.
Cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore. With Dyson V6 Cord-Free Vacuums, you can clean from floor to ceiling with Dyson power, without the hassle of a cord. Clean carpets or cobwebs in corners, or convert to handheld mode for countertops, couches and car interiors. No more lugging, plugging and re-plugging the old corded vacuum—just undock and go. For more on Dyson Cord-Free Vacuums, visit http://www.dyson.com. Join the conversation using #NoSpaceUncleaned and #CleanEverywhere.