Sometimes the floors in our kitchens can get coated in a greasy residue from various different cooking adventures. Here is a great green cleaning solution recipe to help get that grease off the kitchen floor.
You Will Need:
- Bucket or a few large spray bottles (depending on your mopping method)
- ¼ of white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of liquid hand wash dish soap
- ¼ cup of washing soda
- 2 gallons of very warm tap water
Note: the recipe measurements above are made for a traditional mop and bucket method. If you prefer a “dry mop” method where you spray the floor and use a Swiffer type mop device you can cut the recipe to one quarter.
How to Make: add the vinegar, dish soap, and washing soda to your bucket or spray bottle. Next add in the warm tap water and mix all of the ingredients well. That’s it! Easy peasy!
Some Helpful Mopping Tips:
Don’t use too much cleaner to where there are puddles or standing water on the floor, this will just attract dirt to the area even faster. To help with this, make sure to ring out the mop thoroughly before placing it on the floor for scrubbing.
Keep an eye on the mop water and make sure it is not brown and dirty. Dirty mop water only spreads the dirt picked up by the mop back around the floor and creates the reverse effect you expected to get from mopping the floor in the first place. If your water is dirty and the floor is not finished, empty the mop bucket, rinse it out, and make a new bucket full of cleaner.
It is a good idea to follow mopping with rinsing for that super shiny floor effect many people love. Follow the rinsing with drying for the best results.
High traffic areas, such as the kitchen should be swept or dust mopped once a day and wet mopped once every week or two for the best care and longevity of your floors. -More: How to Find the Perfect Flooring for Your Home
Once a year hard surface floors should be professionally deep cleaned and tile floors should be sealed to keep them their cleanest clean and help them to last as long as possible.