OK, OK, OK, it’s probably not that great, and you’ve probably done it a million times yourself. But just for a second, let me revel in my problem-solving ability.
Cleaning our kitchen floor is like painting the Forth Road Bridge – it never ends. Mopping it is like adding a magnet for gloopy food. Tonight’s dinner of chicken in a ginger and pineapple sauce, rice, carrot sticks and gloopy spinach ended up everywhere (I guess The Boss fed Mini too much – she slung what she didn’t want to eat).
I really hate trying to pick up rice from the floor. I can leave it overnight and brush it up the next day, but that offends my sense of hygiene. And it tends to take 2 – 3 days to get to the right brush-up consistency. I can get down on my hands and knees and pick it up – too long when it’s plate-fulls. I can get down on the floor and try to brush it up with damp kitchen roll – works ok, but can smear the rice everywhere if too much pressure is applied.
OR you can be a total genius – get out the window squidgee with a long handle that you don’t use. Use to ‘sweep’ up the rice and vegetables like a casino croupier. Mop up any bits that smear. FAST! Happy Old Trout