I held a New Year's party at my home, and my house was left a mess, afterwards. There's dirt, glitter and sticky confetti all over the floor, as well as the remains of different drinks that were dropped.

What's the best way to clean all that junk off of my floor?

After three times of cleaning it with a dust mop and floor cleaner it is still sticky when walking over.

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    I hate to say it, but this might be a hands and knees job - scrubbing brush and soapy bucket, plus another bucket with cloths and clean water. Scrub with soapy mix, take a cloth from the water bucket, mop it up. The stickiness of the drinks is still on the floor if you just use one bucket with diluted floor cleaner and a mop, all you're doing is spreading it around. Or use two different mops for each bucket...I hope the party was worth it! – Bamboo Jan 2 '15 at 14:30
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    Since cleaning it with a mop and floor cleaner doesn't work, it means you'll need a really heavy duty solution which means there likely isn't a lifehack way to do it – Zach Saucier Jan 2 '15 at 14:48
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    Therefore both of those down votes? Hm... Okay, it'll probably be Bamboo's solution. Thank you anyways! And let me tell you, the party was worth it - totally :) – pLoory Jan 2 '15 at 14:59
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    put down some plastic all throughout the house like painters do when painting. When party is over, just roll the plastic from the edges to the inside and throw in garbage. – CRABOLO Jan 2 '15 at 15:45
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    Tip for you: if you want to make sure someone knows about your response to their comment, write their username, preceded by the @ symbol. I'm not sure that @Wipqozn saw your response to their comment. – Shokhet Jan 6 '15 at 23:18

Do the following steps, repeating as necessary.

  1. Get a mop or cleaning device.
  2. Get a bucket or liquid storage device.
  3. Mix the following in the bucket (or liquid storage device):
    • 4 parts water
    • 2 parts bleach/vinegar

Apply with mop as needed.


Hire a cleaning service. They're experts when it come to cleaning, and have the proper tools and skills one needs for cleaning up any mess.


With a party game. See who can clean the floor the best with soap and water.

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