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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Vinegar does wonders to my floor.

When you have a 2 year old, it is almost impossible to keep the house clutter-free, clean and tidy. But I am glad though that having laminate flooring instead of carpet at least makes it easier for me to clean after my little guy's beverage spillage. Not to mention the dust and dirt are more visible in this kind of flooring, thus it's hard to ignore the food crumbs and other stuff, which prompts me to clean more often than I would have liked, lol! I really prefer hardwood over carpets. It's actually one of the reasons why I love this house when we saw this. All throughout the main floor has laminate flooring. I know it can get really pricey to update carpets to wood so having this already done was a huge deciding factor for us. But since this is only the first time to have this kind of flooring, I had no idea on how to keep it clean, streak-free and sparkly shiny. I don't want to try the dangerous chemical-laden store cleaners because I was careful not to damage my floors.

After some research, I have decided to try the simple and cheap, yet effective cleaning solution out there. An equal mixture of water and vinegar. And my O Cedar Pro Mist Microfiber Mop. Yes folks, it's that simple! Well, of course, it's a must that you have to sweep thoroughly the floor first before anything else. This is to avoid fine scratches on the floor so it's important to do a good job sweeping the floor first before you get down to the business of mopping. Now as for the mop, I love my O Cedar Pro Mist. First, it can be used both wet and dry. It has an attached refillable bottle with a spray nozzle to put your cleaning solution into. The spray nozzle provides an even spray for controlled cleaning. I just do a couple of sprays, then mop it up. It dries off pretty quickly too. I was a little wary about the smell at first, but as it turned out it goes away within minutes so there's really nothing to worry about your house smelling like vinegar. Another good thing about the mop is the microfiber pad which is really effective in attracting  dirt, dust and hair. And did I mention that it's really cheap? I think I only got it for $20.00 at Walmart. Not bad, considering how it did wonders to my floors.


Here's my little monkey taking over my job, lol! He did pretty good, I must say. He mopped the floor, I took pictures, lol! He loves to help me make a mess around the house, pretty much...:)

This is how it looks like after sweeping and mopping using my simple cleaning solution. I love how it comes out shiny (glinty even!), no residue, streak-free and clean. Now I don't feel guilty whenever my toddler lies down on the floor to play.



I must confess, cleaning really is not my idea of relaxation and fun but once I see the results after just a few minutes of easy peasy work, then I wouldn't mind doing it. After all, clean floors are nice to look at.

121/365 BPC

18 replies:

Adin B said...

Awe! Look at dodong Caleb... he is such a good helper now ate Jhen. That's what I do I use vinegar on a lot of things when cleaning. I also use baking soda with water, detergent, and vinegar together on cleaning other places. :) Like the toilet. hahaha... Love the floor ate Jhen.

working mama said...

yes, i heard and read the wonders of this vinegar in making our home clean. Sweet toddler you have for helping you clean the house..

Healy Harpster said...

That really works like wonder! I'm glad I read this post. I have lots of vinegar here.

Makoy said...

Vinegar did it magic on your flooring. Thankfully, there's no vinegar smell!

Dhemz said...

how cute of your little man to help you do the chores...kids at that age likes to mimic, enjoy while they're at that stage.

that's one thing I like about having a wood floor...easy to clean and maintain.

thanks for joining BPC sis!

~Ms. Joy mH~ said...

What a nice boy helping his mama to do household chores. I also used vinegar on a lot of things especially when cleaning the washer with it. Vinegar is indeed a miracle cleaner.

Gven-Rose said...

great post thanks for sharing this information,I will try using vinegar next time i clean our floor, I'll just use something to get rid of the smell..

Chubskulit Rose said...

I have to try this sis, I always have a big gallon of vinegar for my dishwashing machine naman.

jheylo said...

i can totally relate. I have 3 and 6, most of the time our living is messy especially when they're not in school. Vinegar works great for cleaning, i'm just concerned of the smell though

Adin B said...

Back here again ate Jhen... :) Caleb is sure growing up and helping you already. Good luck on your new job ate Jhen.

Claire said...

Vinegar is a good kind of disinfectant and of course its very cheap considering you can buy it anywhere and your mop is very cool too.

Bless said...

Yeah, I read too about vinegar mix with water as cleaning solution. I used it too when I wipe and dust our coffee maker and other kitchen appliances :-) I may have to try this to our hardwood flooring. It is cheaper and eco-friendly as well :-) Thanks for sharing mami :-)

Peachy @ The Wandering Peach said...

I didn't know you can use vinegar to clean wooden floors!

melandria romero said...

vinegar has many purposes and a good thing for cleaning especially for glasses.

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Jayme Holmes said...

I am always cleaning my carpet! between a 16 month old, husband and nesting, makes me wish I had floor boards!

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Gene said...

I have heard so many great ideas with vinegar as a cleaning liquid but I am yet to try it. I read that it's also great for cleaning mirrors and the bathroom.

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