This post is sponsored by Swiffer. All opinions are 100% mine.
Every farmhouse should be equipped with a muddy boots and clothes drop zone-washroom.
By farmhouse, I mean actual houses on farms, not farmhouse style houses in the middle of the city. Y’all know how I feel about that term being used in the design world these days.
Said drop zone-washroom should be the first room you enter immediately after coming in from the muddy field. If one is muddy, they should not be permitted to pass the washroom until they have stripped off all their muddy boots, clothes, etc. It’s also preferable to have a shower, deep sink, washer and dryer in this space. And for the love of God, no shiplap. 😉
You see, this is what happens when actual farmhouses don’t have one of these spaces…
Our farmhouse floors get as dirty in one weekend as the average person’s floors over the course of a month.
If you’ve ever done farm work, then you also know that there is little downtime. We usually get there on Friday evening, work all day Saturday, often a good bit of Sunday and then it’s time to head back. There’s very little spare time to clean the house.
Luckily though, my Swiffer® WetJet Wood™ helps out. Cleaning up doesn’t take near as much time since I’m not lugging out a mop bucket, floor cleaner and mop.
After a quick sweep with my Swiffer ® Sweeper ™, all I have to do is pull out my WetJet Wood™, put on a new microfiber-like pad (super soft so no worries they’ll mess up the flooring!) and in less than 10 minutes, I’m done.
Swiffer® WetJet Wood™ is safe on finished wood surfaces, has an ultra fine mist spray + LED lights so you can see a little better in dark corners. My favorite aspect of this little baby though is that it has a quickdry solution. By the time, I’m done with all the floors, it’s already dry where I started. We aren’t having to wait forever for the floors to dry or hop and tiptoe over them.
Ain’t nobody on a farm got spare time to wait for floors to dry. There’s much bigger fish to fry, or should I say cattle to work? 😉
That muddy boot collection looks so familiar! Sure you haven’t been peeking at my floor? But no, because I don’t have that beautiful blue chair, and I definitely don’t look as cute as you do when I’m Swiftering. But I do love both my Swifter products that you show here. Cannot do without them! Now if I only looked a 10th as cute as you do in your cleaning outfit!
hahaha!!! It seems we have very similar floors! haha! I love both of those little cleaning gems as well – makes life SO much easier around here!
Now that’s a product to smile about! Love the muddy boot photo.
Most definitely, Kaycee! Anything that makes life easier is worth smiling about! 🙂
Pam S says
As great as those swifters DO work…..I still find that the most compelling reason to stay on the concrete! LOL!! (How do I spell ‘city girl’ ? P-A-M)
hahahaha!!! You are too much, Pam!
Stephanie S. says
Oh I would have died. Now a new room to add for those pestie boots. Love your look and that room is one of my fabs.
We most definitely need a designated drop room!! Crazy how messy it gets over there sometimes!