Say what?!? Getting down on your knees with a sponge sounds like a torture method, not a less painful way to scrub your floors. But we're not asking you to clean your entire house this way -- just the small areas, like bathrooms or your kitchen. In a cramped space, it's often just as easy to sponge-clean as it is to maneuver a mop and bucket. Plus, the up-close-and-personal view allows you to get into every nook and cranny.