Cleaning floors has never been an easy task, there are many products and devices designed for it but you always have to be extremely careful because they require different care according to the material they are made with.
In the market, there are several solutions and chemicals made specifically for the maintenance of our floors, however, most of them can be erosive and damage them in some way. For that reason, there is always the possibility of resorting to what we have in our kitchen.
Leaving behind the need to use artificial items, we have several ingredients in our pantry that are excellent at the time of cleaning.
- Lemon: lemon juice has whitening and deodorants properties, serves to remove stains, helps eliminate mold and is a natural cutter of fat. To use it, it must be mixed with a little water and applied to the surface to be treated, if it is necessary to whiten or remove some kind of deeply stuck stain, it can be left to settle for a few minutes and then removed. It can also be sprayed with a pressure cleaner or a hydro-cleaner to sanitize concrete or tile floors, for example. It is excellent at the time of cleaning and disinfecting metals, in addition, it gives a touch of shine to surfaces.
- Salt: salt is a great ally when cleaning and sanitizing. Its main function is to enhance the properties of those products with which it is used. For example, if it is mixed with lemon, it can remove all traces of rust on iron or metal surfaces. On the other hand, if it is used with vinegar, you get a great deodorizing cleanser.
- Olive oil: besides being an excellent cleaner, olive oil is a sublime polisher. It can be used to eliminate unwanted marks on delicate areas, such as scratches on skin surfaces. It gives it shine and keeps a neat appearance on the floors, it can be used in accessories of vacuum cleaners or steam mops to polish wood and achieve a glossy and satin finish.
- White vinegar: serves as a disinfectant and deodorant thanks to its natural acidity, which makes it a perfect antifungal and antibacterial. You can spread out in the rooms and leave overnight to get rid of bad smells.
- Bicarbonate: Baking soda is one of the most versatile products when it comes to cleaning, it is perfect for getting rid of bad odors and, at the same time, it has whitening properties. It serves to whiten vinyl floors and to purify glass surfaces. It is also a great antiviral and can eliminate mure and fat.
- Gasified water: effective to clean windows, doors and floors, it can be placed in a sprinkler or applied with cloths, mops or sponges. It is perfect for removing mure stains and can be used when cleaning stair rails.
- Essential oils: disinfect, eliminate mold and directly attack bacterial colonies. Each essential oil has different properties, however, all share the characteristic of being powerful natural deodorants.
Always remember that the cleaning tasks can develop your creative side and enhance your imagination. So get to work! Check your pantry and take advantage of all the benefits nature provides.