A while back, I read an article about making your own homemade floor cleaner. In our house, we have three different types of floors (hardwood, tile, linoleum). I have always had a hard time finding a cleaning solution that worked on all three…until now. The original article I read made a similar solution in a mop bucket. While I am much to frugal to use a Swiffer mop, I also detest mopping from buckets. It seems counter productive to use dirty mop water to wash the floors.
The solution to this was buying a Rubbermaid Reveal Mop. This is seriously one of my favorite cleaning tools. The microfiber pads clean great and are washable. I have washed mine a million times and they still work like new. The best thing about this mop is that you can fill the solution bottle with any solution you want (unlike Swiffer)!!!! This mop costs about $20 but will pay for itself quickly if you are currently using a Swiffer. I have also seen coupons for it in the past so definitely look for coupons before you buy.
A few weeks ago, I experimented a bit with creating a homemade solution for in my mop bottle and I have perfected it. My floors could not be shinier. This solution works great to remove dirt and everything else that gets on the floor and leaves a great shine behind. I have had great results with it on hardwood, tile and linoleum.
Here is how you make it in the mop bottle:
5-6 drops of dish soap
1/2 c. of white vinegar
Then fill to top with very warm water.
This is so quick and easy to make and costs pennies per batch. Much better than buying liquid floor cleaner that can easily cost $5 a bottle. I don’t think I will ever use anything else on my floors. You MUST try this. Just look at my floors!
Have you ever made your own cleaning solution? I would love to hear from you!