Monday, January 19, 2009

Day 273 of our Green Year: Natural Floor Cleaners

In the past nine months, we have used a variety of methods to try and keep our floors clean so that we did not have to use as much harmful cleaners. We take our shoes off when we come in, we have a door mat, and we ensure that the floor is swept as much as possible.

For the cleaning of the floor, we use vinegar and lemon juice to clean up the marks, and sometimes baking soda to really get the hard stains.

We have two types of floors in the house. Laminate and hardwood. We are putting bamboo flooring in during our renovations.

For our hardwood floor, we do not use water because it can be bad for the hardwood. As we said, we use baking soda with a damp cloth to clear off the scuff marks. However, we also use a 1/4 of environmentally-friendly dish detergent that is great for cleaning up parts of the floor as well.

Laminate flooring is much easier to clean and just requires vinegar and water.

Keeping the floors clean is easy to do when you know the right environmentally-friendly ways of doing it.

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