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How to get rid of dirt and odors on the floor: a simple grandmother's method of cleaning

Alina MilsentLife
What to wash the floor with

Back in the days when household chemicals didn't exist yet or were not as commonly available, our grandmothers used natural ingredients. Wood ash has long been one of the most versatile and environmentally friendly cleaning agents.

Ash is the residue of wood and plants after combustion. It retains a high content of nutrients, such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sodium. Read about the grandmother's method of cleaning the floor using ash in the OBOZREVATEL article.

Outwardly, this organic fertilizer looks like gray powder interspersed with small charred pieces of plant branches. Wood ash is commonly used in gardening: fertilizer is prepared by mixing the powder with water or simply sprinkling it on the beds.

If you want to move away from using synthetic detergents and try something natural, effective, and environmentally friendly, ash is the perfect option.

Ash will soften the water, effectively clean the wooden floor, and, as a nice bonus, get rid of unpleasant odors.

It is very easy to prepare a floor cleaner, but it is worth considering that the solution must be infused.

Step 1. Fill a metal, aluminum, or glass container 2/3 full with wood ash.

Step 2. Pour warm water to the brim and mix. Debris may appear on the surface - the remains of branches or charred stones, which should be carefully removed.

Step 3. Let the mixture stand for about a day in a warm place. Check the container from time to time and stir the ashes.

When the ash has completely settled to the bottom, a yellowish liquid, slightly viscous to the touch, will form on top of the water. This concentrated lye is the basis of the floor cleaner. Pour it into another container and dilute it with water in a ratio of 1:10 before use.

The all-purpose cleaner is ready - you can start cleaning.

By the way, white vinegar is often used to clean laminate, vinyl, and wooden floors. It has pronounced antibacterial, cleansing, and disinfecting properties. Read the article to learn how to prepare the solution and what proportions to observe.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to clean a carpet without removing it from the floor.

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