“Lockdown: Unleashing My Inner Clean Freak with a DIY Heavy-Duty Floor Cleaner
One unexpected outcome of this lockdown experience is that it’s motivating me to tackle chores I’d typically avoid, like cleaning my floors. While I don’t despise the task, I certainly don’t love it either. However, I’ve discovered a game-changer – a heavy-duty floor cleaner that’s turning this chore into a breeze.
My kitchen floors are usually not too shabby; a damp paper towel often does the trick. But when it comes to the bathrooms, it’s a whole different story. I share my home with boys, and if you’ve been around young boys, you’re familiar with that distinctive “boy bathroom smell.” It seems to linger, no matter how much I scrub and mop. It’s like an Oscar the Grouch version of a Glade plugin. However, this floor cleaner might just be my savior.
I stumbled upon this recipe from Food.com, designed for heavy-duty cleaning as seen in commercial kitchens. It’s specifically formulated to cut through grease and grime, and it worked wonders on my kitchen floor. What really piqued my interest was the note in the description: “smells amazing.”
The problem with using ammonia-based cleaners like Pine-Sol in the bathroom is that they often make the urine smell worse. Why resort to expensive and harsh chemicals when you don’t have to? My bathroom not only smells great now but also looks clean – at least for the next 12 seconds.
Here’s the recipe for the heavy-duty floor cleaner:
**Heavy-Duty Floor Cleaner**
– 1/4 cup white vinegar
– 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap (I swear by blue Dawn; it’s a miracle worker!)
– 1/4 cup washing soda (you can find this in the laundry aisle at the supermarket)
– 2 gallons of very warm tap water
Instructions:1. Combine all the ingredients in a bucket and mix well until it becomes soapy.
2. Mop the area with the solution. No need to rinse, but wiping it down with a towel afterward gives a nice, clean finish.
Please note that this cleaner is not recommended for waxed floors, as it might cause the wax to become gunky.”