Cleaning the different rooms in the house is a task that needs to be done periodically. Each corner of the house needs a different cleaning method. In the living room, for example, a vacuum cleaner should be used to remove dust accumulated on the floors and carpets. In the bathroom, moisture is one of the reasons why deep, daily cleaning is needed, and so with the other rooms in the house.

For cleaning, there are focused products for removing stains from floors and walls, products for eliminating dust mites, dust and bacteria. Dust accumulation helps mites stay in the environment longer. Mites can cause various allergies in people, as well as increase the possibility of bacterial growth. One of the most commonly used household cleaning products is the mop for mopping floors. But this over time accumulates stains and bacteria. So how do we go about cleaning and disinfecting the mop we use every day? Let’s see it together!

Dirty floor mop full of bacteria, this is the trick to clean it

Baking soda is known for its wonderful abrasive and bleaching properties. In addition to being useful to counteract an upset stomach or heartburn, it is also used for other purposes. This ingredient has important components that help whiten surfaces and fabrics. In many cases it is used to remove stains from clothing caused by sweat and environmental pollutants.

When diluted in water, this ingredient forms a very successful bleaching paste. It can be used, for example, to clean toilet bottoms, tile joints, yellow stains on shirts and T-shirts, the dishwasher, and the refrigerator. In addition, baking soda is a very useful tool for thoroughly cleaning the mop we use every day to wash the floor.

This tool that we use for daily cleaning is one of the dirtiest and most bacteria-filled tools, which is precisely why it is important to clean and disinfect it often. In fact, with the mop we often not only remove stains that accumulate daily on the floor, but if you have animals in the house it is also often used to remove their needs.

Dirty mop: no detergent is needed to disinfect it. Do this and it comes back as good as new!

To thoroughly clean, disinfect and bleach the mop you need:

  • A bucket,
  • Water,
  • Laundry soap,
  • Half a glass of lemon juice,
  • White vinegar,
  • Baking soda (the essential ingredient)


Do a pre-wash before starting the bleaching. The rag should be washed with soap and water. Repeat this until the dirty water stops leaking out. It is important to take the necessary time to perform this prewashing.

In the bucket add very hot water, juice of two lemons, a cup of white vinegar and half a cup of baking soda. Then, introduce the mop into the bucket for a time of 10 to 15 minutes. Wait for the mixture to do its job of disinfecting and bleaching.

After this time has elapsed, the mop should be rinsed with plenty of warm water and wrung out thoroughly.

Set the mop to dry for about two to three hours so that it can be used again. This cleaning process can be carried out every time you use the mop, to prevent fungus, bacteria and possible infection.

Daily mop disinfection is especially important if you have young children in the house who spend most of their time on the floor playing and putting everything in their mouths