Is it just me, or has this past week dragged on and on… and on? I feel like last Tuesday was forever ago. Maybe it’s because we had a garage sale over the weekend, and in Minnesota, garage sales last 3 days (Thursday- Saturday). When I lived in Arizona, they were one day, and 3/4 of your stuff was gone by noon. I happen to enjoy hosting a garage sale, but truth-be-told, I liked the quick, one day, version a bit more.
Today I’m sharing a DIY floor cleaner that works great on both linoleum and tile (not sure I’d use it on wood). I recently became the proud owner of a mop. I know. How have I not owned a mop? I always got down on my hands and knees, and scrubbed the floors. You know what that means, right? I didn’t wash my floors very often, and when you have three little ones tracking in dirt every day, that’s just gross. I thought I’d look around for a DIY floor cleaning solution to go with my new mop. There are a lot of different recipes out there, and I may venture out and try some other formulas (like I did with the carpet cleaner), but today, I’m sharing one I tried, and that worked.
Here’s What You’ll Need
- 1/2 Gallon Water
- 1/2 Cup Vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
- 1 Teaspoon Dawn Dish Soap
- Bucket– I used an ice cream bucket
Is there anything these products can’t do? Seriously!
These are probably the easiest directions ever… Mix all the ingredients in a bucket. If you have a mop like mine, there’s a compartment for your cleaning solution. You can just pour the solution into that compartment and start washing the floor. If you have a mop that you dip into the solution, do that. This solution made a whole lot more than would fit in the compartment of my mop, so I put the lid on the ice cream bucket for future use. If you are dipping a mop into the solution, or have a large area to clean, you may need more, so you can double or triple the recipe.
Now the only question I ask myself is why I didn’t own a mop up to this point. Hello? Time saver! Here’s a look at my
pretty clean linoleum bathroom floors (Is 14 year old linoleum ever pretty?):
Do you have a favorite floor cleaning solution? Let me know about it in the comments section below.
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