I love the character and charm found in older homes. One of my favorite things typically found in older homes is hardwood floors. Even though you can them in new construction, I love the imperfections and creeks found in the hardwood floors of older homes. Both of the homes we’ve owned were at least 50 years old when we bought them. Coincidence? I think not. 🙂
Aside from the charm of hardwoods, I love that they do not hold stains like carpeting. Potty training my daughter wasn’t nearly as horrible as it could have been since our first floor is hardwood. Even still, with messy kids, hardwoods need to be cleaned.
This week’s Ways We Save post is all about how we save money on hardwood floor cleaner.
Megan from Homemade Ginger shows how to make your own homemade wood floor cleaner. The recipe has TWO ingredients – white vinegar and water. I haven’t used the essential oils (they are optional) because I don’t have any on hand, but I hope to use them in the future to give is a nice citrus scent.
Aside from the fact that this is a dirt-cheap cleaner, I love that this cleaner does not leave a residue on my floor. So many of the others that I have tried leave my floors feeling “hazy.” I’m not sure if that’s a real word, but this cleaner cuts through all that and leaves my floors actually feeling clean. No more yuck and grime.
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