We ran out of floor cleaner so I’ve started making my own, out of some of the old-fashioned tricks and treats that now grace my cleaning cupboard. It costs pennies and works just as well as the relatively expensive, chemical equivalent. The tiled floors also seem to dry more quickly, although I don’t know why that is.
Here is the recipe (if you can call it that):
1. A slosh of white vinegar in the mop bucket.
2. A little squirt of washing-up liquid.
3. Around half a cup of borax. (Borax and 5 litre bottles of white vinegar are both available at low cost from Summer Naturals.)
4. Fill the mop bucket with warm water and give it a swirl.
5. Off you go, Mr/Mrs Mop!
If you try this one, let me know how you get on…
Image credit: ToastyKen.