I was searching at Target and our local grocery store the other day for spray to clean our laminate
floors, but I couldn’t find anything that specified it could be used on laminate floors. This was pretty annoying as getting a toddler in and out of the car isn’t enjoyable and neither is listening to him scream after 5 minutes in the cart. I’m a little ticked at Target for not having any “fun” carts… ones with steering wheels usually buy me about 45 minutes at a store, but alas I’m stuck with very short Target trips because they don’t have them.
I was trying to keep Baby G quiet while searching the internet on my phone to see if any of these sprays might work for laminate, when I came across a DIY spray. Not sure why I didn’t think of this before, but I decided to just make my own when I got home.
I told Daddy B that I was going to make it and he says, “Let me guess… vinegar… blue dawn…?” Haha. He’s so clever. Someday when all the four billion cleaners I have are used up, I’m just going to keep a lifetime supply of those ingredients. It would save me so much space.
Recipe for DIY Floor Cleaner:
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of white vinegar
- 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
- A few drops of Blue Dawn
Mix and spray as needed.
Here are some links to two different laminate floor cleaners that inspired my post:
- How to Make Your Own Frugal (DIY) Pergo Laminate Floor Cleaner
- DIY Laminate Floor Cleaner that Your Grandma Would Be Proud Of
|This is how much you get if you do 1 cup each of vinegar, water,
and rubbing alcohol… plus a few drops of blue dawn.
I just sprayed the floor and wiped it with my swiffer (minus the swiffer spray). I don’t really like the swiffer spray for the laminate floors- I actually don’t think you’re SUPPOSED to use it, but I could be wrong.
Know what else you can DIY quick and easy? Check out my tutorial for easy, $1 Reusable Swiffer Pads.
|Here’s my before and after… hope you can see the difference with the picture!|