Posts to come soon: pictures from Le Pretend Castle With Fully Authentic Heated Bathroom Tiles AND exciting (hopefully) info from my doctor's appointment today. For now you get this: I almost never wash the bedroom floors.
Background: All our bedrooms have hardwood floors. They are in decent shape, but they are over fifty years old, and the finish is... worn, to say the least, and in some parts just plain gone. I know we should really refinish the floors, but dude, we are just not that ambitious in terms of household projects. We don't spend our weekends at Home Depot dreaming about faux finishes and grout and crown molding. So the idea of dragging every single piece of furniture out of all three bedrooms and filling our home with chemical smells and giant sanders is just about the LAST thing on my list of desired home improvements. For now, we have big area rugs covering the majority of the floors, anyways, so the parts that are less than great looking are hidden by either carpet or furniture.
I do sweep/dust mop the exposed wood in those rooms at least every other week, and sometimes more than that, but I tell you the truth when I say that other than the DAY WE MOVED INTO THE HOUSE, and the times after that when we have rearranged furniture, I have NEVER washed those floors except the occasional spot cleaning. Reasons are as follows:
1) As I said, the finish is very worn down, and most of the wood floor cleaners specifically say not to use it on unfinished wood because it will just dry it out and make it look worse.
2) There is so much STUFF I would have to move to do a thorough job.
3) I figure, how actually DIRTY could those floors get? Surely the bulk of the dirt from shoes/feet comes off on the living room and hallway caret on the way to the bedrooms, or on the rugs in the bedrooms. It's got to be pretty much just dust and stray crumbs that end up on the edges of the room, right?
4) I don't care. I don't know why, but I just don't. No one's licking those floors.
About most other things, I am kind of finicky. I definitely mop the kitchen and front hallway regularly. So why this weird indifference to dirty bedroom floors?
What about you? What area of your house continually gets neglected, and why? And does it even bother you, or have you decided you just don't care?