The one thing that makes house cleaning a very stressful job is cleaning the floors. The floor is the most susceptible area of a home that is very prone to stains and other dirt. So apart from using the regular floor cleaning solutions, you can try the common household items given below to get a beautiful, clean, and shining floor.
Baby Oil for Vinyl Floors
For vinyl floors, you can use baby oil to get a perfect shine. For this, just add few drops of baby oil to water solution and apple cider vinegar solution (one cup of vinegar for one gallon of hot water), and using a damp mop clean the floor.
Walnuts for Wood Scratches
To remove shallow scratches from hardwood floors, you can rub it with shelled walnuts, as the natural oils can hide the flaws. If you do not have walnuts, take a jar and rub the scratch smoothly dabbing it with paste wax, and then buff it with a cloth.
Salt for Carpet Spills
Sprinkle some salt on the carpets, let it soak up the spilt liquid, and then vacuum clean it. If the spill is left to soak into the rug, you still can still sweep it up with salt, but do use towels to remove deeper stains.
Shaving Cream and Lemon Juice for Grout
A mixture of lemon juice and shaving cream is the best way to clean the grout found between the tiles. Spray the solution and let it soak for a few minutes. Later, scrub it with an old toothbrush.
WD-40 for Scuffs
For stubborn heel marks or scuffs on vinyl floors, dampen a towel with some jojoba oil or WD-40 lubricant and rub the area until the scuffs fade away. To remove any extra oil, you can clean it with water and vinegar solution.
Ice for Gum and Glue
If there is any gum stuck on your hard surfaced floor, freeze it with an ice cube. Now, use a plastic scraper or plastic card to chip away the gum. You can try the same method to remove any adhesives.
Toothpaste for Linoleum
Dab white toothpaste to buff scuffs out of parquet or linoleum floors. Rubber shoe soles, pencil eraser, and tennis balls are some other alternatives you can try. You can also use vinegar and baking soda solution to remove stains.