I decided to use vinegar to make my all-natural floor cleaner since it's so effective at killing germs, yet safe enough to drink! Shhh, don't tell my husband. He can't stand the smell of vinegar, so I just wait until he's gone to use it. I add a few drops of lemon essential oil to make it smell better and to give it some extra disinfecting power. If you're wondering what essential oils are or how to use them in cleaners, read this post about my homemade all-purpose cleaner.
HOMEMADE FLOOR CLEANER RECIPE
22 oz. distilled, filtered, or boiled water
2 oz. white vinegar
5 drops lemon essential oil (optional)
Mix together in a spray bottle.
First, I pick up crumbs with my vacuum hose. Then I use a mop I found at Walmart for $12 that works well. It's called the Cedar Flip Mop and it comes with a double-sided microfiber pad. I use one side of the mop pad to pick up dust. Then I spray my homemade cleaner on the floor, leave it for a few minutes, and wipe dry with the other side of the pad. After I'm done cleaning, I detach the pad and throw it in the washer. The Krazy Coupon Lady refills her Swiffer Wet-Jet Mop with her own vinegar cleaning solution. And Sarah over at Nature's Nurture uses a Swiffer Vac to clean her floors, but wraps a microfiber cloth from the dollar store around it instead of buying disposable Swiffer pads. Genius!
WHAT IT COST ME
$0.17 Distilled Water ($0.99/gallon)
$0.04 Vinegar ($3.66/1.32 gallons)
$0.15 Lemon Essential Oil
$0.36 Grand Total
Oh snap, Pine Sol!How do you clean your floors without toxic chemicals?
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