How to Clean Everything Better
Whatever you’ve walked through in your shoes all day, it’ll also be on your floor once you’re at home, says Larry Weiss, MD, the co-founder and chief scientist behind CleanWell eco-friendly cleaning products. Keep the grime at bay with a no-shoes-in-the-house rule, he suggests.
Unless your floor's manufacturer recommends a specific product, you can gently kill germs with vinegar. Mix 2 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar with 1 quart of hot water and use the mixture in a spray bottle, lightly spritzing a terry cloth towel or mop head until it’s just damp, then wiping the floor and respraying as needed, says Mary Findley, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Green Cleaning.