This Is The Best Way To Clean Your Hardwood Floors

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If you have hardwood floors like me, you try your best to keep them clean. I personally don’t like to use harsh chemicals when cleaning my floors because I have a goofy dog that likes to lick them. With children, they often put stuff on the floor, then in their mouths. Yum.

So when I came across this video, I had to share it. It’s similar to the method that I use. To note, this type of cleaning is best for hardwood floors that have a polyurethane coating. I also use this method on the engineered hardwood in my basement. I do not recommend this for unfinished floors.

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 lemon wedge (optional)

When I clean, I first use a vacuum (yes a vacuum) on my hardwood floors. This is a more efficient and better way than sweeping to suck up hair, dirt, and debris.

Then I get out my trusty Bissell Powerfresh Steam Mop. This thing is literally a lifesaver. Gone are the days of a mop, icky water, and puddles that get left on the floor.

Simply fill the compartment with 1/2 cup vinegar, the rest of it with water and if you want, a little squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Then turn on the steamer and mop away. What I really like about this mop is the steam dries really fast (within a few minutes) and the mop heads are machine-washable.

If you don’t have a steam mop, you can use a traditional mop. Simply put the cleaning mixture in a spray bottle and spritz the floor before you mop.

Want the goods? You can get the Bissell mop I use on Amazon. The $79.99 price tag is worth every penny, trust me.