This Cleaning Hack Transformed My Vinyl Floors and Cost Just 34 Cents!

OK, my mind is officially blown. I was prepared for the hard yards of this vinyl floor cleaning job but what I got was the complete opposite. No elbow grease, a sparkling clean floor and a glass of wine for my efforts. #winningatdomesticlife

Vinyl floors are great until they’re not

There’s a HUGE trend in vinyl flooring and vinyl planks at the moment and with good reason – it’s awesome for kids, heavy foot traffic and pets. And let’s not forget, vinyl flooring is easy to clean. *cough*

BUT. The textured tiny crevices of ‘wood-look’ vinyl is also a complete asshat of holding dirt. Like holds on to it tighter than a child wanting a Kinder Surprise in the lolly aisle at the supermarket. Despite weekly mopping, that inground dirt remains (and I may have chosen to ignore the detailed cleaning of it up until now, no judging please.)


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On the left is before, on the right – 20 seconds later. FAST AND EFFICIENT.

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I’d read about the power of denture-cleaning tablet hacks before but not on vinyl. So I like to think I took one for the team. One or two denture cleaning tablets and a stiff scrubbing brush are all that’s required. Add a spray bottle if you’re feeling fancy. I’m not talking it up, these really are all you need to TRANSFORM your vinyl floor.

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The vinyl floor cleaning starter kit. THE ONLY KIT.

Have denture tablets! Now what?

I simply crush the tablets into the bottle so they fit through the opening, then top it up with warm water and wait for them to dissolve. A quick vacuum over the floor to pick up the day’s debris and I’m good to go.

Spray a section of the floor at a time, leave it a minute and simply give it a light scrub. Honestly, you don’t need to go hammers and tongs – the brush bristles get into the nooks and crannies that your mop glides over the top of.

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So gross yet so satisfying.

Be prepared for wiping up a lot of muddy water as you scrub. Spray and scrub a section at a time, wiping up as you go until you reach the finish line. Pour yourself a wine as you marvel at your floor, smug in your efforts, you deserved it.

THE DIFFERENCE BLOWS MY MIND! And all for $0.34 worth of Polident denture tablets and a scrubbing brush from the shed. PLUS, my kitchen smells minty fresh. Talk about a cleaning gamechanger!

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Section by section, YOU CAN DO IT!  Source: Supplied

What do you say? Have you looked at your vinyl floors up close only to see the same thing? Give this cleaning hack a crack today!

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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