What You’ll Need:
Two gallons of warm water
1 cup of white vinegar
A few drops of lemon essential oil (optional for added fragrance)
A soft mop or microfiber cloth
Steps to Achieve a Gleaming Floor:
Mix Ingredients: In a large bucket, combine the warm water and white vinegar. If you’d like a pleasant, fresh scent, add a few drops of lemon essential oil.
Prep the Floor: Quickly sweep or vacuum the floor to remove loose dirt and debris.
Dip and Wring: Dip your mop or cloth into the vinegar solution, wring out the excess liquid so it’s damp, not dripping.
Mop Away: Start mopping from one corner of the room, working your way towards the exit to avoid walking on freshly cleaned areas. The vinegar acts as a natural cleanser, breaking down dirt and leaving behind a shiny surface.
Air Dry: Allow the floor to air dry. The fast-evaporating nature of the vinegar solution ensures your floor will dry quickly and without streaks.
Benefits of This Method:
Eco-friendly: Using natural ingredients means you’re not introducing harmful chemicals into your home.
Cost-effective: White vinegar is affordable and versatile, making it a staple in many households.
Safe for Most Floors: This method is safe for hardwood, tile, linoleum, and most other floor types. (Always do a patch test if unsure.)
Credit: Home Remedies Easy