How Do You Use Vinegar for Cleaning Floors?
Use vinegar to clean floors by making a diluted vinegar mixture and mopping the floor with it. You need white vinegar, water, baking soda, a bucket, a clean rag, a broom or vacuum, a mop, and a towel.
- Sweep the floor
Before mopping the floor with vinegar, remove any dust with a broom or vacuum. Thoroughly sweep the floor.
- Make the vinegar solution
Fill a bucket with water. For every gallon of water, add between 1/4 and 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Mix the water and vinegar together thoroughly.
- Pour some of the solution in a spray bottle
Fill a spray bottle with some of the vinegar solution in order to clean hard-to-reach places.
- Mop the floor
Mop the floor with the vinegar solution.
- Use the spray bottle
Use the spray bottle to clean corners or other places that a mop cannot reach. Wipe down the area with the rag.
- Add baking soda
Sprinkle baking soda on stained areas. Make sure the area is still wet from the vinegar solution. Scrub the area with a clean cloth.
- Rinse the area
Rinse the areas treated with baking soda with the vinegar solution.
- Dry the floor
Use a clean towel to dry the floor.