Clean cleaning.....what? | Making Her Mama

I got started on this organic eco-friendly kick slowly over a few years, but I started first off by experimenting with eco-friendly organic house cleaners. We have tried multiple products, styles, scents, etc. in our house to keep it clean and not upset our sensitive skin and lungs.

Here’s the good news, what works best is quick, easy and cheap!

My floor cleaner:
3 litres of water, 3 litres of vinegar and 3-5 drops of Sunlight dish detergent.

This is a mix of many different recipes for homemade cleaners that I have come across after realizing that all the eco-friendly cleaners I was buying were still very expensive and not realistic for living under our means and living environmentally responsibly.

Over the past few months I have been working on getting a good system for keeping our kitchen, dining and living room floors clean. In our house we have a loop between these three rooms and it is definitely the most highly traveled pathway in our house! Sometimes it’s clean feet, but often it is dirty little toes or just as dirty kitty paws. To add to it, our patio has french doors that open onto this area as well so in the summer we tend to toss our shoes up on the patio and enter the house. So there is no filter for keeping all the dust and dirt off of this area. Then of course there is all the food stuff from the kitchen and the bits and pieces dropped from the kitchen table.

I came to the realization that it doesn’t matter what I do, I have to sweep this floor every day and wash it every 2-3 days. My problem with washing the floor that often is that my mop broke several months ago and I have been too cheap to buy another thing that might just break, so i have been hand washing the floor! It looks beautiful, but takes a very long time to do; something, many moms don’t have. I do have a couple of mops that you can clip disposable cloths onto, but that seemed to be a very unsatisfactory option because it is expensive and wasteful. (Sorry to all those who love their swiffers 🙂 )

So, after surfing the internet for ideas and solutions, I had to finally open my Christmas present and learn how to crochet. I found a pattern for a rectangular mop cover and I gave it a try. After about 10 attempts I got the stitches down and got the project done. I was so excited to try it on my mop. The only downfall with it was that it was only half the length it needed to be! So I doubled the pattern and it worked.

I tried it out this week and it works great! And the crochet stitches are thick enough to get good scrubbing action. It was pretty dirty after doing the kitchen floor so I flipped it over and finished up the living room and dining room. Time to whip up a few more of them and then I’ll be set for all my cleaning needs.

Happy cleaning,
Nadine

Get Instant Access to My Resource Library!

You will also receive an email whenever a new post comes out (~once a week).

Your privacy is important to me and I hate spam! I will never sell or share your email address. You can also unsubscribe easily at any time.

Written by

Leave a Reply

Nadine Best

I am a follower of Jesus, SAHM, THMer, and homeschooler to my 4 boys. I love to garden and am a wanna be homesteader. I also LOVE organizing.

  • Happy Thursday! Welcome to #homeschoolmomschat ! Here's how to participate.  1. FOLLOW ME and any other homeschooling moms you'd like to get to know. We love meeting new moms following their own homeschooling journey!
2. COMMENT with your answer to the question below.
3. CLICK on the photo to be taken to the next post.
When you get back to me, you've completed the loop!
If you'd like to join in the fun in future chat loops, send a DM to @ourcommonchaos. We like to feature new moms each week, so there's always room! -------------
Question:
Thinking about homeschool organization.... what is your biggest challenge with staying organized?
Follow @Instagram
  • Happy Thursday! Welcome to #homeschoolmomschat ! Here's how to participate.  1. FOLLOW ME and any other homeschooling moms you'd like to get to know. We love meeting new moms following their own homeschooling journey!
2. COMMENT with your answer to the question below.
3. CLICK on the photo to be taken to the next post.
When you get back to me, you've completed the loop!
If you'd like to join in the fun in future chat loops, send a DM to @ourcommonchaos. We like to feature new moms each week, so there's always room! -------------
Question:
Thinking about homeschool organization.... what is your biggest challenge with staying organized?
  • Are you a lover of #books? Do you #Homeschool using literature or read aloud? Audiobooks are a great way to get in more stories! We love listening to them in the car or while folding laundry! Right now if you sign up for a 30 days free trial you get to download 2 #free audiobooks!! When we did this we looked for #bookcollections - we got The Peter Rabbit collection by #beatrixpotter , the full #chroniclesofnarnia and an adventure series of classical literature stories read by #elijahwood! Link in my bio (it's an affiliate link just so you know!)
  • Who's ready for #homeschool cash giveaway? @HomeschoolMarketing has teamed up with an awesome group of #homeschoolinfluencers to bring you the a $500 Back To Homeschool Cash Giveaway! One lucky family will win $500 (paid via PayPal) to put towards your homeschooling needs!!! How neat is that?! Woot! To enter, follow the directions below:

________

1. Like this giveaway image and click follow above if you aren’t already.

________

2. Tap on the image to find the next person in the loop.  Tap on their name to go to their profile.

________

3. Find this same image on their Instagram page.

________

4. Repeat steps 1-3 on every photo/profile until you make it back to the profile you started with.

________

When you make it back to the person you started with, you’ve completed the loop.

This Giveaway will run for 5 days (August 14th – August 18th midnight your time). The winner will be announced by @homeschoolmarketing within 72hrs of the giveaway closing.

________ *Money will be sent via PayPal (this giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with PayPal.) ________

RULES: All entrants must make their account public for the duration of the giveaway. This is to verify entries and ensure that you are following all of the participants. The winner will be chosen at random and will have 24 hours to claim the prize after being tagged in this post. If within 24hrs we do not hear from you, another winner will be chosen. Account to contact: @homeschoolmarketing

________

DISCLAIMER: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are at least 13+ years of age, release Instagram of all responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.

________

#homeschoolinfluencers #Giveaway #LoopGiveaway #NOTBackToSchool #Homeschool #HomeschoolGiveaway #HomeschoolCashGiveaway #CashGiveaway
  • Calling all #Homeschool mamas and papas! Awesome #giveaway coming tomorrow morning at 8 am PST! You don't want to miss this one!!! #homeschoolinfluencers
  • Today's haul from the #garden! Nothing beats fresh #veggies! #pattypansquash #zucchini #carrots #greenbeans #tomatoes and #cucumbers we'd be set for a great salad if only my lettuce had done well!
  • I picked a new #potatoes from our garden! It was partially pruning as the plants have become enormous and the vines are starting to sprawl the pathways in the garden. But.... it was also part curiosity to see if there was really anything growing. We ate some of these #russianbluepotatoes pan fried in #butter! Yummy!!! There is nothing like real fresh food!!! Do you grow potatoes? What's your favourite way to enjoy them? Any tips for my harvest?  And PS this is not a sneaky pregnancy announcement as someone asked LOL I don't have twin spuds growing in my belly!!!!
%d bloggers like this: