For months, I have been embarrassed by the smell of our hall bathroom. It’s the only bathroom that the boys use, and the only bathroom that we have to offer guests. Even after I clean it, it still smells like pee. Well, actually, pee covered up by cleaning chemicals. Yuck!
We started using a recipe that I got from a friend for a more natural floor cleaner made without harsh chemicals. It is VERY inexpensive to make. We had been using it on our linoleum floors in the kitchen, but my husband decided to clean the boys’ bathroom floor with the leftovers, and boy were we glad we did! We have linoleum in the bathroom as well, and 6 days later, the bathroom still has a fresh smell! I was amazed.
Here is what you need to make it:
1/4 cup vinegar
1 T dish soap or baby wash
2 gallons hot water
Add the dish soap at the end so that the mixture won’t be too sudsy. You can also add 1/2 cup of borax to make a disinfectant floor cleaner.
One thing I don’t know is how well this keeps. We have been mixing it up each time, but for the bathroom (which is about 5 square feet), I don’t need very much. Does anyone know if a cleaner like this would break down?
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