Handy-Dandy Floor Cleaner

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Let’s face it, we live in economically unstable times and if we want to get the most out of our money, we are going to need to start saving money.  One way to increase our savings is to take the “homemade” route.  Today, we can make anything from homemade soap to homemade tile cleaner.  One necessity that almost every house needs is floor cleaner, so I want to look at how to make and use homemade floor cleaner. 

Homemade floor cleaner has been around since the creation of floors.  Perhaps hundreds of thousands of years ago some Egyptian somewhere noticed a stain on her new pyramid floors and set out to figure out how to get rid of it. Thus, floor cleaner was invented.  Or maybe some caveman stumbled upon the fact that having clean cave floors landed him a better chance with the numerous cavewomen, so he began experimenting with everything from tree sap to pond water in an effort to cook up the perfect homemade floor cleaner.  However the concept came about, there is proof that anybody from any walk of life can produce there very one homemade floor cleaner at a fraction of the price of what store bought costs. 

So how is homemade floor cleaner created you ask?  The following instructions will help you to transform normal, everyday household items into the best homemade floor cleaner money can’t buy.  Try “tweaking” the different ingredients to perfect your very own floor cleaner.

First, we start off with 2 gallons of hot water.  You can use a mopping bucket or simply mix the concoction in your sink.  Next add ¼ cup of your favorite liquid soap (or detergent).  Now add ½ cup of white vinegar (lemon juice will work if you don’t have any vinegar handy).  The next step is to pour a few drops of baby oil into the brew.  This help to give the floors an added shine and it help to preserve the linoleum and vinyl flooring.  Finally, we need to add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.  This final step is what will give your homemade floor cleaner is fragrance.   Whether you like the smell of cinnamon, mint, vanilla, orange or chocolate, there is an aroma oil to tickle your fancy.  This is where you, as the “inventor”, get to personalize the batch of homemade floor cleaner.  You can even get the kids involved in helping you make the homemade floor cleaner.  It teaches them the art of creativity and frugalness. 

Now grab a mop and begin cleaning those floors with your homemade floor cleaner and know that you created a cleaner that is extremely comparable to those store bought brands.  Take pride in your creation and share the experience with your friends.  Encourage them to make their own floor cleaner as you show them what an efficient and cunning homeowner you are.

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