We have linoleum in one bathroom. the laundry room, the kitchen and the dining room. In total, it is probably about 500 sq feet of hard floor. I have a difficult time getting around to cleaning it because it takes some time. By the time I get it all swept up, someone has dropped carrot pieces on it or crunched Cheerios into the floor. If I get around to mopping it, it takes forever to dry, and it almost always ends up more dirty than I started with.
To say that it gets swept once a month would be a serious exaggeration, as terrible as that may sound.
Yesterday after having the baby pee on the floor and poop on the floor along with dog throw up and a cat that missed the litter box, I decided I had had enough. I got down on my hands and knees and scrubbed the entire 500 sq feet of it.
Today, I swept and mopped it while the baby was asleep. I just hope that it dries quickly because the kitten has been running back and forth on it. I have done the best I can do, that is for sure.
It has a good half-hour to dry before Jared heads out demanding I give him food. :)
It feels good to have it clean, and I may just keep it that way because I like to have a house that looks half decent!