Buff the Floors and Wash the Walls
Floors take a lot of abuse over the winter from wet boots, snow and
dirt. Give your carpets a thorough cleaning, and buff worn spots on wood
floors with a little polyurethane, says John McAuliffe, owner of
Admiral Floors in Washington, D.C. A bucket of warm water with a few
drops of mild soap and a sponge will clean off most wall marks;
eliminate the tough ones with an eraser-style cleaning pad.