Sunday, November 4, 2012

Time Suck

I know I'm pretty late to the bandwagon but I finally got on Pinterest.  And it has proven to be an even greater time suck than Facebook.  I could probably lose HOURS of my life looking at random things.  I even have myself convinced I NEED a sewing machine for Christmas (are you reading this PILOT??).

After two failed Pinterest recipes, I finally had a success.  Ironically, the success wasn't an edible recipe.  I made floor cleaner! 

The new house has dark wood laminate floors on the first floor.  They show every single cat hair, leaf and speck of dust as well as every spot and streak from the Swiffer Wet Jet.  I found a DIY "miracle" cleaner on Pinterest that seemed to work wonders specifically on wood laminate.  I figured it was worth a shot.

I also purchased the Rubbermaid Reveal which is like the Wet Jet but with a reusable pad and a bottle to use your own cleaner. 

 It was easy and I only ended up needed to purchase the essential oils since we had everything else.  Here is the slightly modified recipe I used (I eliminated the orange essential oil):
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup alcohol
  • 2-3 drops dish soap (I used Seventh Generations dish soap)
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil
I poured everything directly into the bottle that came with the Reveal, shook it up and started mopping.  Finally, after 5 months in the new house, the first floor floors actually look clean!   No more streaks!

And so the Pinterest addiction continues. 

1 comment:

  1. Finally, a running post! LMAO....... Yeah, I went through that timer sucker phase too...