Tips&TricksEnhance your cleaning routine: The effective, mood-boosting spice you should be using to mop your floors

Enhance your cleaning routine: The effective, mood-boosting spice you should be using to mop your floors

Man with a mop in his hand.
Man with a mop in his hand.
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12:38 PM EST, February 17, 2024

Cleaners commonly used for mopping floors often struggle to effectively remove visible dirt on the surfaces of tiles, wood, or panels. They usually work only temporarily, and the problem of accumulating dust and deposits constantly reappears. If that's the case, there's no reason to fret. Reach for an incredibly efficient spice that instantly restores the cleaned floor's shine.

Mopping the floor effectively

Many people don't realize that a mop and a bucket of water usually are insufficient for cleaning our floors. It's necessary first to eliminate the surface dust, which, when mixed with detergents or water, results in unsightly streaks. A vacuum cleaner is recommended for this task, as it will swiftly absorb all the accumulated dirt.

Ordinary sweeping motion of the mop from side to side is also not very effective because it doesn't thoroughly clean but gives the illusion of cleanliness. Adding standard floor-cleaning liquid to the mop water isn't the best solution, particularly if you have children or pets. A more effective floor-mopping technique includes using a few bay leaves, a lesser-known trick. They offer antibacterial and antifungal properties while refreshing both the air and cleaned surfaces. Bay leaves are natural floor cleaners!

The homemade solution for a clean floor

This technique is for you if you desire your floor to be thoroughly clean. First, prepare a brew from bay leaves instead of using a bucket. For this brew, you'll need seven of these aromatic herbs. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over them and wait for the mixture to cool. As it cools, it will gain properties that effectively combat dirt, dust, and streaks on the floor.

Finally, stir the ultra-cleaning mixture into a warm water bucket. This will make your floor clean and give it a shiny, mirror-like finish. Toxic particles and harmful microorganisms will be eliminated, leaving behind an aromatic scent that instantly improves your mood. This mopping method will make you discard popular cleaning agents entirely.

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