Restore hardwood floors
Hardwood floors can either look amazing or awful; there really is no in between. So what do you do when yours aren’t looking their best but you can’t afford to completely redo them? Your best option is to make your own all-natural restorer, which requires only 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon vinegar and 20 drops of your favorite essential oil. Just spray this combination over your hardwood floors and spread it using a microfiber mop pad. Once the floor is thinly coated, use a clean mop pad to buff your floors to a “like new” shine.
Remove marker from hardwood floors
If you have children and hardwood floors, then you’ve probably dealt with plenty of kid-related stains on your floors. Most stains can be taken care of with your usual cleaning products, but what about something like permanent marker? The name implies that it’s not going anywhere, no matter how much soap and water you use. Fortunately, permanent marker can be easily erased with just a dab of toothpaste. Put the toothpaste on the stain and scrub with a damp cloth until the mark is gone.
Black tea wood floor cleaner
While we all know that vinegar works to clean just about everything, you might be looking for a less acidic option. In that case, black tea is the thing for you and your hardwood floors. Boil 2-4 bags of black tea in 1 quart of water. The longer you let it boil, the darker the tea, so keep that in mind depending on the color of your floors. Let the tea cool and then soak a soft cloth in it. Wring out the excess tea and scrub your floor in the direction of the grain. Get the full tutorial here.