Homemade No-Residue Floor Cleaner


Ideally, housekeeping should be quick, easy and affordable. You can save money by making homemade cleaners out of household ingredients like vinegar. Vinegar costs only a few dollars for a large bottle and is used in many cleaning solution recipes. It makes an effective floor cleaner when mixed with water, doesn't leave a residue and is a disinfectant.

Things You'll Need

  • White vinegar
  • Mix equal parts of vinegar and hot water in a bucket.

  • Add 15 drops of an essential oil to the bucket. Try tea tree oil or lemon oil.

  • Dip your mop into the bucket and wring it out.

  • Mop the floors as usual and let it air-dry.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can reduce the amount of vinegar used to 1 cup per bucket of water if desired.
  • Essential oils are optional but will add to the cleansing power.
  • The vinegar smell dissipatesas the vinegar evaporates.

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