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Vinegar:

Vinegar is a natural disinfectant that can work great as a mopping solution without chemical residue left on your floors.

Recipes

1/2 cup distilled white vinegar and 1 gallon of warm water
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar, 1 gallon of warm water, and 2 tablespoons of mild dish soap
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar, 1 gallon of warm water, several drops of scented oils (peppermint is my personal favorite) or lemon juice

Window Cleaner:

Window cleaner works great to give your mirrors and glass a nice clean surface, but it can also be used to mop your floors.

Recipes Mix 1 part window cleaner to one part warm water to clean vinyl and tile floors

Dish Soap:

Mild dish soap can work really well as a floor cleaner.

Recipes

Mix 1/4 cup of mild dish soap with 3 cups of warm water.
Mix 1/4 cup dish soap, 2 cups of vinegar, 2 cups of warm water, and 1/2 cup of lemon juice.

Rubbing Alcohol:

For laminate flooring, usually water is enough to clean thoroughly. But when you need a little extra cleaning power, rubbing alcohol can help.

Recipes

Mix 1 cup of rubbing alcohol in one gallon of warm water
Mix 1 part vinegar, 1 part rubbing alcohol, and 1 part warm water

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