A few months ago, My father-in-law's uncle passed away. Shortly after I got to work, Sean texted me:
"Can dad stay the night? The funeral is tomorrow."
Well duh, he's family. Of course he can stay. Except...
He's allergic to dogs.
|Before: Dull. Meh.|
Thankfully, my work is awesome and my boss let me head out an hour early. I hussled home to walk Anise before frantically removing all covers from our futon and pillows and throwing them in the wash before attacking all our floors: a round of sweeping, then a round of vacuuming before finally mopping everything down.
When I say mopping, it's not what you might think. I live in a historic home (if you couldn't tell by the photo above) and the floors are older than I am. I love them. But caring for them isn't like caring for the laminate floors I grew up around. Water needs to be kept to a minimum and the homemade cleaners I prefer using ingredients like vinegar are also a no-go. I was so stressed at how to keep the floors clean and gorgeous without using harsh chemical cleaners.
As I stalked online forums to figure out the best cleaning option, Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner came up again and again. Turns out, it's pretty much a godsend for hardwood floors. Even better, they make a Free & Simple® Hardwood Floor Cleaner (which is now certified and approved by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America!). I wouldn't have to deal with any nasty synthetic fragrance, and my FIL wouldn't have to worry about allergies - to Anise or the floor cleaner:
- This non-toxic, effective hardwood floor cleaner removes at least 93.33% of allergens from hard surface floors.
- Bona Free & Simple Hardwood Floor Cleaner has passed the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s rigorous testing to achieve this certification.
- Free of dyes and scents, Bona Free & Simple Hardwood Floor Cleaner cleans effectively and is hypo-allergenic so it is safe for allergy-sensitive families.
- All Bona products are infused with more than 90 years of innovation and experience to keep floors looking beautiful.
|After: Shiny and allergen-free!|
End of story? Our home was a Bona Healthy Home long before my FIL arrived for the night... a night which was allergy attack free!