5. Be sweet and wipe your feet.
The real reason your floors aren’t looking their best is you aren’t taking the time to clean off your shoes before you walk on them.
A quality welcome mat both outside and inside the door, along with some carpeted stair treads or carpet runners for your entry stairs or walkway can do wonders for your floors, keeping all that gritty outside dirt, salt, and debris from scratching them up in the first place.
A little sign can also go a long way to reminding guests to treat your floors with the TLC they deserve. If your guests’ shoes are often dirtier than a mat can fix, a basket by the door with washable house slippers can make both your floors and your guests feel pampered.
At the end of the day, if you can’t do everything on this list to show your floors you care, remember the best gift you can give anyone on Valentine’s Day is your attention and appreciation, which is always free. Kick off your shoes and dance on your floors like no one is watching, throw out a blanket on the floor for a family picnic, or just walk through the room slowly and appreciate its glow.
Picking even one thing from the list to spoil your floors is great, but getting everything on the list will never replace your time and attention, which is true for every Valentine, even wood ones.