Cleaning Tip: Broom + Rag = Instant Mop

Cleaning Tip: Broom + Rag = Instant Mop

Amy Azzarito
Sep 16, 2008

Often it is the simplest things that are the most impressive. This summer, on our own Escape, we visited friends in France. One evening during dinner clean-up, our friend began mopping the wood floors — no Swiffer or special mop necessary...

She filled the sink with water, a wood cleaner, dampened a rag in the sink, and pushed the rag around the floor with a push broom. Instant mop. Surprised by our interest in the mopping technique, our friend told us that it was a traditional French way of keeping the floors clean on the cheap. Cheap and green — we love the French.

This classic French Street Broom is $35 from Annecys. We've also seen them in Williamsburg at Moon River Chattel.

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