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Homemade Floor (and All-Purpose) Cleaner

Homemade Floor (and All-Purpose) Cleaner
When we moved into our new house a couple months ago, I was so excited to not see one single inch of carpet in the whole place! Not the living room, not the bedrooms, nothing – woohoo! I hate carpet. It stains easily, it holds on to dust and hair, and it’s just a pain to clean. So the new laminate wood floors at the new place made me very happy! But with my new-found excitement, came some new-found stress as well, since our dark-coloured floors now showed EVERYTHING. I initially tried my all-purpose cleaner, which is just a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water with some essential oils – seriously, it’s a great all-purpose spray for everyday, quick clean-ups and wipe-downs. Then, in my search for a homemade floor cleaner, I found this recipe which mixes equal parts water, vinegar, and alcohol, with a few drops of dish soap. Even the hubby noticed how clean and shiny they were, and he never notices that stuff – so I took that as a huge compliment! Where can I buy the cleaning equipment?

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