Aug 22, 2012

A Pinteresting Wednesday: Baking Soda and White Vinegar Floor Wash

Another installment of A Pinteresting Wednesday.

I am not sharing a project from my pin boards this week. We are trying to make it through enjoy our last week of Summer, and I didn't have any time to check a project off my boards.

Also, true to my word I am trying to spend a little more time snapping pictures of Bean. More photo-taking, less project-making.

His eyes are two cups of crazy, right?

Since I am wrapping up Summer and capturing Bean in photos, today's pin is from my Tips, Tricks, and Good to Know board.

I love all of the non-toxic cleaning options out there. A lot of them include one of the three ingredients in today's floor wash. When I saw this PIN, I knew since this floor cleaner included Baking Soda, White Vinegar, and Dish Detergent it was a definite must try.

I have washed my floors with just vinegar and while it works, man talk about smelly. The boys hate when I mop with vinegar. HATE.

I was happy to find out that mixing the baking soda and detergent  in the vinegar smell was masked. Woohoo!

Simply mix 2 gallons of water, 1 cup of white vinegar, 1 cup of baking soda, and 1 Tablespoon of liquid dish detergent (I used Dawn, I have posted of it's magical cleaning qualities before HERE).

I like to heavy duty mop on my hand and knees with a rag. I think it is easier to get in there and really man handle the dirt and grime. This would also work with a mop though.

I was pleased with this cleaning mixture and will use it again. I might half it next time, especially if I were just doing one room.

So another Pin tested, another Pin successful. 


Maggie and Sheepie said...

2 questions:
1. Do you usually do a rinse, just water, pass over the floor after this?
2. Can you use this on wood or just tile?


Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

I do not do a rinse, it dries fairly nicely.

I have no idea about hard wood, but laminate and tile should be fine.

Stockhoff Family said...

Well my question was answered above. I cant wait to give this a try. Now on to bean, he is so adorable and those eyes, amazing. Love you.

Anonymous said...

I tried this on my dark tile floors and YUCK - white film and streaks everywhere. Even rinsed it with vinegar and water, and the yuck is still there. Later I learned that the soda and vinegar (base and acid) cancel each other out (duh) and just leave useless gunk on your floor. Sorry, did NOT work for me. Back to good ol' vinegar, water, & some essential oils. :D


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