Cleaning The Floors on the Cheap

This post contains affiliate links and a review of a product I received to help me when cleaning floors!

I have linoleum in my kitchen. It has tiny divots in it which catch dirt. That bugs me. A lot. I try to mop every week, but lets be honest, I have a three year old. I have written about another way I have tried to keep my floor clean. Pine sol in a spray bottle. That worked for a while. Those divots still catch the dirt. Lets face it the only way to get that out is to scrub it by hand. I’m tired, I don’t want to spend and entire day cleaning the floors. (that is how long it took me the last time I got down on my knees with a brush.) I found a green alternative that is cheap!

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Cleaning the floors with Hydrogen Peroxide.

Cleaning  with Hydrogen Peroxide is great because it acts like bleach, but does not hurt the environment. Basically I put it in a spray bottle and doused the floor with it. I noticed that the longer it sat on the floor the less scrubbing I had to do. (ten minutes or longer)  While I was waiting I went to my closet and got my brush and mop from my handy closet organizer! (full review in the next paragraph) I still had to take a brush to the floor to remove the dirt from the divots, but I only scrubbed for about an hour. That cut my scrubbing time down 6 hours! WOW!

I received the Greenco Mop and Broom Organizer for free in order to write this review. I sweep my kitchen daily with a broom. I usually end up mopping and #moporganizerscrubbing every other month because of those nasty divots that catch dirt I was talking about earlier. This organizer helps me to have a place for my broom, dust pan and mop. I’m not always searching for an out of the way place to store them (but still handy since I sweep daily).  The organizer attached easily to my pantry wall and with in minutes I had a way to store my mop and broom! 


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    Thanks for all this great information… I never thought of hydrogen peroxide to be so useful!!!

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    Great tips!!
    Will defiantly give some of those a go ;0)

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    Wow! Hydrogen Peroxide?! I would have NEVER guessed! And it’s so cheap too. I’m definitely trying this out. Thanks for the heads up!
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    Hydrogen peroxide is extremely healthy, our body needs a lot. For example when we take vitamin C, it produces hydrogen peroxide – it is simply essential for life.
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      I am a registered nurse. Hydrogen peroxide is a carcinogen if used too much or in too strong a solution, to mucous membranes, such as mouth tissue. Occasional use as a mouthwash for mouth sores is acceptable if very dilute–10 to 1 solution, for example, once or twice a week for a short time. Doctors hardly ever prescribe it for extended wound care. It is a good cleaning product for household jobs, tho.

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    I never thought of using hydrogen peroxide to clean the floor. It’s really smart. My floor needs a cleaning so I’ll give it a shot. Thanks for the tip!

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    Must try. Must try. Especially on my floors. Love all the tips and tricks of peroxide! APPLAUSE!!

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    I honestly used it for cleaning my ears and cleaning boo boo’s on my boys scraped knees. How wonderful that there are so many other uses for it. I like the idea with spraying your fruit with the 1/2 hydrogen peroxide and water. Who knew that would help make the fruits last longer? Thank you for sharing.

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    I spent a year in my tweens walking around with orangey hair thank to too much peroxide! Now as a smarter mom, I love the ways I can use it to clean and more!
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    Oh you clever, clever homemaker!! I have used HP for many things but never on my floors. Makes sense that it would be a terrific floor cleaning tool but, it took YOU to point out its value to the rest of us.

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    Huh?! And to think I’ve only ever used it to clean up cuts and scrapes. I just bought a bottle yesterday but it was a small one. Need to find bigger bottles if its going to be used to clean.

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    great tips my friend. We use vinegar for a lot of cleaning. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite things hop xo P.S. love your new profile photo 🙂
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    FABULOUS! I have begun to notice GRUNGY GROUT. I’ll be using up my old peroxide trying this. YOUR PROFILE PIC is AWESOME! You look lovely, Erica!

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    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! After 4 years of steam cleaning my linoleum floor, I took a good look and was horrified to see how really dirty they were. So bucket after bucket of hot water and a spray cleaner and a lot of scrubbing on my knees, it looked a lot a lot cleaner and brighter. But those little nooks and crannies still had dirt in them. I surely will be trying the HP.

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