How to Clean Wood Floors Safely

I think wood floors are beautiful!  We have laminate and I think it’s a great look for less.  In my cleaning business, however, one of the most asked questions I got (besides how to clean the shower) was how do I clean my wood floors safely and keep them shiny without residue?  I had many a client who was spending way too much money on product and yet they were still not satisfied. 

Here is what I do ::

1.  Sweep or vacuum to get rid of the daily living evidence.

2.  For daily [ish] upkeep, I use this microfiber mop. 

It’s the O’Cedar from Target.  Rubbermaid makes one too. 

Either is fine, but what you are looking for is the removable microfiber cloth and the refillable spray bottle. 

This thing is so worth the $20! 

It is easy to use (even my kids can), safe for your floors and super quick for spot cleaning.



3.  For deep cleaning, on your hands and knees is really the best way to get it super clean. 

Do as often as you can or make the kids.  lol 

I use a microfiber cloth and a spray bottle. 

Use water sparingly!

4.  Now, the part I know you are dying to know! 

What the heck do I use in the spray bottle?? 

There are so many as I shared earlier.  Believe me after 10 years as a house cleaning business owner and 16 years mom experience, I have tried MANY products.  Special order ones (expensive), Swiffer (BIG mistake), vinegar (smelly and doesn’t restore the wood floor shine) and just plain hot water (hard to clean dirt + again….does not restore the wood floor shine).

I use Shaklee’s Basic H organic cleaning concentrate. 

I switched over 2 years ago and it is hands down the best thing I have ever used on floors.

Take a look at what it can do for your floors.

get clean floors with shaklees basic h

Basic H is a cleaning concentrate.  I use the all-purpose formula on floors.

  It cleans the grime and makes the wood totally shine. 

Plus it’s natural and safe.  Safe for your babies crawling on the floor, children and pets.

Did I mention it is only 3 pennies to make a bottle of this stuff?

Now it’s your turn to get cleaning your floors! 

Do you have wood floors?  Laminate?  Tile?

How often do you clean your floors?

Happy Cleaning


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