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DIY Hardwood Floor Cleaning

Step 1

Sweep finished hardwood floors with a dust mop, or use a vacuum cleaner on unfinished hardwood floors. When you have finished floors the dust mop works best because you already have a smooth surface to clean, while the suction power of the vacuum works better on rugged unfinished hardwood.

Step 2

Mix 1 cup vinegar with 1 gallon warm water in a bucket. The vinegar disinfects your hardwood floor while using no expensive cleaners and no chemical-based disinfectants.

Step 3

Dip your mop in the cleaning bucket, swish it around to absorb the cleaning solution, and squeeze out the mop thoroughly.

Step 4

Wipe the damp mop over your hardwood floors, and remember to follow the wood grain while wiping.

Step 5

Let your hardwood floors air dry.

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