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Monday, August 15, 2016

Comfortable Footwear to Walk Around Hard Wood Floors #Flipflops

Remember our dilemma and nightmare with Empire Today a couple of months ago?  I really regret that decision of  hiring  them to do our  floors in the kitchen, family room, and hallways.  The  two-day job that  they promised turned out to be more than three weeks.  It messed up our plan of moving  and selling our old home soon.   The third and last  contractor that they sent  works alone so it took him  over a week to finish it.
We moved  in on June 25 and the day after that, we waited late at night  here at the new house waiting for the guy to  finish but he ended up staying just to be able to  put the grout and make it dry.  Pn the day of our move, he was just cleaning the floor  from all the grout  so it was chaotic.  With the movers coming in and out  of the house, the floor was nasty because it was wet, oh it was a total nightmare.
If I have to do it all over again, I would have convinced my husband  to do it ourselves because it ended up having it done for a  long period of time.  The reason we hire them was that they said they can  do the job for two days.  
So fast forward that nightmare, we are now living at our new home for  7 weeks and one thing I found out about this tile that we chose is the difficulty of cleaning it.  The tile is not smooth so it is hard to clean it.  I have to really scrub it to clean.  With two dogs and two kids, I find it so difficult to  maintain it clean.  It takes  me about 4 hours to really clean those dang floors!  Mind you, I have to  scrub it twice a weeks and   sweep it everyday.
We still need some  furniture with our family room but we will get there as soon as we  sold the  other house.  Paying two mortgages a month is so stiff in our budget .  I hope and pray that someone will buy the other house  soon.
I thought wood floors is easier to clean than carpet but I was wrong.  I have to mop it everyday because if I don't, the socks of our kids gets very dirty.
Kitchen cabinets and   counters need to be replaced as well as they are old but for now, I  just put  lining inside the cabinets before I put all our  kitchen wares and tools.
Since I am the only one that cleans the house, I laid out rules to my other lovelies for them to follow or else, they will need to help me with cleaning.  I told them that they have to removed  the shoes upon entering the house and wear slippers  inside the house.  I got my husband this yoga flip flops from Aurorae . I know that it is designed for for women's feet  but my husband's feet are so skinny that these fits perfectly. It also helped his feet which has been hurting.  What I love about these product is the fact that   the foot bed is made from real EVA-Foam yoga mats offering a lightweight, cushy and comfortable feel while you walk.  I know that for a fact because I have a pair also which  I have been using for  few months now.  Having hardwood floors and tiles, it is really hard on your feet if you don't wear something comfy so these flip flops are perfect for us.  
If you guys are looking for something to wear to relieve  tired feet, I highly recommend Aurorae's Yoga FlipFlop
We bought  our  children  house slippers as well so that they can walk around comfortably on the floors and it keeps their feet  clean.  I wish that I can find something that the dogs can wear so they are not tracking dirts from outside.  It's so hard when you have dogs especially when they shed as you have to constantly clean.  I clean everyday and there's always a clamp of hair.
Since I clean everyday, buying the  mop cloth  from the store  is costly so I  gather up some old shirts and cut them up.  This is what I use after  scrubbing  the floors with the wet  wipes or rugs.  
Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. I was provided with the product/s mentioned to help me facilitate this review but opinions are my own.

27 Smart Readers SAID::

Stacie said...

Your floors look wonderful! The nightmare may have been horrible, but the pay off was worth. Just gorgeous!

Paula Schuck said...

I only allow flip flops on our hardwood floor, and they are only FOR the floors. They're never allowed to be worn outside.

Gwendolyn Mulholland said...

You floors are beautiful. I have had real wood and now have the laminate wood flooring. I wish I had my original wood floors as they are easier to keep clean.

Brandy Ellen said...

These do look like super comfy footwear to have to walk around the house in. Thanks for sharing, I so am looking into getting these for my teen and me!

Amanda Simkin said...

I feel like the flooring makes such a difference in a house--I really think it was the thing that made me put an offer in on our home. Looks like you found some great floors and shoes--perfect combo!

Nikki said...

I love wearing comfortable footwear at home. These look nice, I love the colors too!

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

Your floors are simply gorgeous! I also the love the flip flops that you featured. They look super comfortable!

Michelle said...

I feel you on cleaning the floors daily. We have wood, tile and carpet. Carpet is by far the easiest. Or at least it hides the dirt better. Either way I wish we could also go back and change things.

Kathy BP said...

Those floors are really nice. I really like the shoes too. They look like they're very comfy.

Round and Round Rosie said...

We have a no shoes policy in the house and wear flip flops or slippers that are our house shoes. We started doing this after going to Hawaii where everyone takes their shoes off at the front door. You'd be amazed how much this helps keep the dirt out!

sara lafountain said...

This is a very good idea to keep your floors spotless.

Stephanie Pass said...

Gorgeous floors! We had a rental house that was all ceramic tile, and I loved it. I can't wait to when we can afford to get our entire house redone with wood and ceramic and no more carpet.

Rika Agustini said...

Love your floors... look beautiful! Those flip flops look so adorable too

Mrs ABC said...

These floors look great! I'm a barefoot person all the way!

MidgetMomma said...

I live in flip flops all year round! It doesnt matter what season it is! The floors look amazing!

Francisca Ramos said...

It's easier to clean the floor without the carpet. Carpet collect a lot of dirt. Your white floors would need to be cleaned more often. What they did to your floors look nice.

Lynndee said...

This is the first time that I've heard of Yoga flip flop. Interesting! Bet it's comfy. I would love to have a pair.

Terri Beavers said...

I really love your floors. I also love those flip flops and need to check them out. I have to mop everyday and it's a pain but I'd rather do that than have carpet.

Ashleigh Walls said...

Those do look so comfortable! I love something that gives me some nice cushion when walking around.

Katherine Phillips said...

Your home looks amazing. I hope you are able to sell the other home soon. Stinks that it takes so long for you to clean your floors.

lori felix said...

I had similar tile installed and it is a pain to get it completely clean because I have a dog too. I love your idea of using cut up shirts for a towel mop.

Sara Lehman said...

I am a bare footer all the way! But, when I can't go barefoot, I like flip flops! I keep a basket by the front door for guests to borrow, I will be looking into this brand for sure!

Shaney Vijendranath said...

I love wearing flops at home, I prefer going everywhere with them. These shoes look super comfortable, would be awesome to travelw with too!

LifeAsAConvert said...

I am definitely not the only one cleaning my house, but sometimes I feel like it lol. I have a mix of carpet, tiles and linoleum. I can only dream of wood floors.. But to me, they are all dirty and have to be kept clean multiple times a day and week.

April Mims said...

Those yoga flip flops look super comfy. We've got wood floors in our house and they have to be cleaned really frequently.

Kristine@thefoleyfam said...

Sounds like a great product we need to try! We have hardwood floors too and those look comfy!

Kristine@thefoleyfam said...

What a nightmare! Sorry you had to deal with that! I love the idea of using tshirts!

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