I washed the basement floors today. It's the first time I've done that since we've moved in, mostly because there's nothing but subfloor down there.
However, I only "washed" the basement floor because the washing machine overflowed. Like MASSIVELY overflowed.
How could that happen, you ask?
Well, when your washing machine doesn't work properly, and the water dribbles into it to fill it instead of flowing heartily, you may consider putting a hose from your laundry sink into the washing machine if you want to get more than one load done every millennium. And if you have a baby in a sling, or a three year old in the next room, there is a small chance that something may distract you from said hose filling said washing machine.
And then, 15 minutes later, when your husband says "is there water running somewhere?" you will bolt from your seat, hand your husband the baby, and head downstairs to survey the damage, and commence with the "washing of the floors." Which, of course, is a nice way of putting "vacuuming up the gallons of water on the subfloor" along with "taking up the laminate."
Thank GOODNESS that there were PILES upon PILES of clothing on the laundry room floor to soak up a good gallon or 26.
See, there is something to be said for leaving all that laundry on the floor....