How Do You Use Vinegar for Cleaning Floors?

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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.

  1. Sweep the floor

    Before mopping the floor with vinegar, remove any dust with a broom or vacuum. Thoroughly sweep the floor.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Mop the floor

    Mop the floor with the vinegar solution.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Rinse the area

    Rinse the areas treated with baking soda with the vinegar solution.

  8. Dry the floor

    Use a clean towel to dry the floor.