DIY Heavy Duty Cleaner For Every Surface.


This lockdown has propelled us into embracing tasks that might not typically be our first choice. Take, for example, floor cleaning. Yes, I clean my floors, but perhaps not as often as recommended because, let’s be frank, it’s not my favorite. At least now I’ve discovered a heavy-duty floor cleaner that lessens the burden somewhat.
My kitchen tends to be quite manageable. I appreciate my wood laminate floors for their convenience – a damp paper towel usually does the trick. However, the bathrooms? That’s a whole different saga.
Living in a male-dominated household, anyone familiar with young boys knows that distinctive “boy bathroom smell.” It’s almost as if it’s embedded in the walls! Even after diligently wiping down every surface and scrubbing the floor hands-and-knees style, that stubborn odor lingers, wafting through the house like a disagreeable, grouchy version of a fragranced room freshener. But hope emerges in the form of this floor cleaner!
The recipe, sourced from, is crafted for industrial-level cleaning, akin to the demands of a commercial kitchen, where it’s tasked with cutting through grease. It worked wonders on my kitchen floor, but the description caught my eye for an unexpected reason – it “smells amazing.”
Using ammonia-based cleaners like Pine-Sol in the bathroom seems to amplify the urine smell rather than dispel it. Why resort to expensive and harsh chemicals when there’s an alternative? With this cleaner, my bathroom now smells divine and the floors sparkle – even if only momentarily.
Heavy-Duty Floor Cleaner

Heavy-Duty Floor Cleaner

1/4 cup white vinegar

1 teaspoon liquid dish soap (blue Dawn – truly a miraculous discovery and highly recommended!)

1/4 cup washing soda (available in the supermarket laundry aisle)

2 gallons tap water, preferably quite warm


Combine all ingredients in a bucket, stirring until sudsy.

Mop the area with the mixture. No need to rinse, though a swift wipe with a towel afterward provides a shiny, clean finish.

Note: Not suitable for waxed floors as it might result in a gunky wax residue.

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