Do you have a clumsy kid on your hands? We all know accidents can happen, and spills are no exception. So when you’ve got a sticky mess on your floor, there is only one thing to do: clean it up. But how can you clean spills quickly? Here are five floor maintenance methods to do just that.

  1. Clean with a towel and water

One of the easiest ways to clean up a spill on the floor is using a wet towel. Drape it over the spill and press down gently. You can then lift the towel up, and the spill will stick to it. Once you have dampened the towel, all you have to do is wipe it clean.

  1. Clean with a sponge

For spills on a hard surface, you can use a sponge to soak up the fallen liquid. First, dampen the sponge and wring out excess water. Then, you can simply wipe up the spill with a wet sponge.

If the spill is very dirty, you may need to wring out the sponge and use it a few times. Just dampen the sponge again when needed.

  1. Use paper towels

If the spill is on a cloth surface like a rug or carpet, use paper towels to soak up the liquid. Just blot up as much of the spilled liquid as you can with the paper towels. However, if it’s on hardwood floors, you may want to skip this method and go with a sponge.

  1. Use a store-bought cleaning solution if the spill is stubborn

If the spill is on a hard surface like tile flooring, then you may need to use a store-bought cleaner for it to work. If there is still dirt on the floor, then you may need to use an enzyme cleaner. Otherwise, this method will work best on organic spills.

  1. A mop is the best choice if you want to clean up large spills

A mop will absorb the spill and leave your floors clean and dry. However, you must wring out the mop before using it still wet.


These are some of the five ways to clean spills on the floor quickly. Some methods work better on certain types of spills, so you must be prepared before attempting a fast clean. Regardless, you still have to be careful when cleaning your floor. If you will use a wet towel or paper towel, make sure you squeeze the excess water out of it.

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