Mopping is not high priority on my cleaning list. Who wants to get out the bucket and mop water every day? So I have been using Swiffer wet pads. They "clean" the floor, but they don't deep clean at all. There have been many times when something falls on the floor and I pick it up but I don't wipe it up, and my Swiffer won't get up the stain or gunk it leaves behind, even if I use the scrubber part.
I haven't really let all the little stains, scuffs, and dirt bother me lately (with
I cruised Pinterest for a good mopping "recipe" and I ran across this one from Sweet Deals for Moms, and it was just what I needed. I had all the natural ingredients on hand, and it was SIMPLE, smelled GREAT, and worked AMAZING!! I wish I had some before pictures of what Swiffer left behind that this solution had no problem getting up.
The recipe is:
- 1/4 cup of white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dish liquid
- 1/4 cup of baking powder
- 2 gallons very warm water
Sweet Deals for Moms does add that this mixture is not good for waxed floors so please keep that in mind.
This also makes a big batch since you use two gallons of water, so I knocked out all the floors that could/needed to be mopped (including the laundry room and both bathrooms). I am also glad that my mop is from the dollar store and easy to replace because it looks gross (which means a lot of dirt came off the floor), so I call that a success!!
I hope you love this floor cleaner recipe as much as I do!
I also love it when I have help :)
What are some of your go to recipes for deep cleaning?