X

You Can Clean Your Floors With This Surprising First Aid Item

Evgenyrychko/Shutterstock

Cleaning floors can be tricky. From worries about what chemicals could damage them to ensuring they’re getting the best clean, it’s a lot to think about. A common first aid kit item might be the answer.

You can mop with hydrogen peroxide, and yes, it’ll get your floors clean.

Hydrogen peroxide is a gentle oxygenation bleach which means it’s perfect for cleaning, and while you should always spot test a bit of your floor first, this trick should work on a variety of finishes. Whether you’re in a pinch and out of your usual cleaner or just looking for a more natural alternative, you might want to look in your first aid kit.

MR.SIGA Professional Microfiber Mop

Be sure to use a non-abrasive mop when cleaning.

To use hydrogen peroxide on your floors, you should first dilute it a bit. Using one cup of hydrogen peroxide (the cleaning grade) and a gallon of water, create a mopping solution. Soak your mop (which should be cloth or microfiber to prevent the spread of water), and then, be sure to wring it out as much as possible before wiping the floor. This will help prevent water stains and wood-warping.

As you clean, mop in sections and dry with a rag as you go. If an area needs a bit of extra work, add a bit of peroxide to a spray bottle, spray it on the floor, and wipe it away.

The next time you’re due to mop, you might want to bust out your first aid kit, and turns out, hydrogen peroxide might just be perfect for your bathroom, too.

[Via Hunker]

Shea Simmons Shea Simmons
Shea Simmons is an Atlanta-based writer who has written about everything from whether Crisco is a good moisturizer to how to KonMari your space. Her work has appeared in Bustle, My First Apartment, and Make It Grateful. Read Full Bio »

The above article may contain affiliate links, which help support LifeSavvy.


LifeSavvy is focused on a single goal: helping you make the most informed purchases possible. Want to know more?