Homemade No-Residue Floor Cleaner

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Household vinegar makes an excellent cleaner.
Household vinegar makes an excellent cleaner. (Image: Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

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.

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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