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Home Made Mop Solutions?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by punk-a-doodle, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For most chores we split, but my poor husband *always* gets stuck with the mopping. I am very, very sensitive to cleaning solutions and other scented things. Very sensitive. XD I only was able to start cleaning counters and stuff when we found this counter cleaner:
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    It cleans really well, even through thick grease, and has a very mild and pleasant natural citrus smell.

    On mopping, we're probably going to have to find a homemade solution. I haven't been able to find anything mild in the stores. The instructions I keep running into mainly call for white vinegar with a bit of lemon juice and some water. Has anyone tried that, and how did it work? Does anyone here use a homemade solution that has little to no fumes and odors (natural lemon juice and vinegar are both fine and dandy with me though), that still works well on keeping floors clean?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    You are going to get ALOT more reponses if you go to Sufficient Self, BYC's sister site. The link is at the bottom of the page.
     
  3. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the redirect. Still waiting for registration email, so if anyone uses 'em on this board, jump in. [​IMG]
     
  4. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

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    I use very few chemicals in my house. I keep Vinegar in spray bottles and use that for almost all surface cleaning. If I need a scouring affect, I use baking powder.
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    What kind of vinegar? White? And do you dilute it?
     
  6. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

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    Quote:I use white vinegar, yes. I have one bottle diluted half and half and then another spray bottle that's straight vinegar for dirtier things. It has good antibacterial properties and cleans nicely.
     

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