foto: Instagram/@saswardihutasoit

So that when you use it again, it doesn't leave a fishy smell on the floor you cleaned.

  21 Mei 2024 20:00 - Mopping the floors of the house must be done regularly. Because if the house is clean, the residents will be comfortable and at home. Not only that, house floors that are frequently cleaned also look clean and not slippery when stepped on.

To mop the floor of the house , some people usually use a mop. Just wet the mop with the cleaning solution and then rub it over the entire surface of the floor in the house.

When a mop has been used, it certainly gets dirty. If you don't clean it straight away, the mop will look dirty and filled with various types of dirt. In fact, not infrequently, a fishy smell can be smelled when the mop is used.

Knowing this, a number of people immediately soaked the mop with a cleaning solution. After soaking for a while, the mop is scrubbed as hard as possible. The goal is to ensure that all the dirt falls out without remaining. After checking, rinse the mop with clean water.

But if you don't want the hassle, you can copy the method for washing a mop shown by Instagram user @saswardihutasoit. In his video upload, it appears that this netizen relies on three kitchen ingredients as cleaning materials for his mop.

How to wash a mop so it doesn't smell fishy.

The first step, put the mop in the bucket. Then pour hot water until it soaks all parts of the mop. Using hot water is considered effective for killing various types of bacteria and removing dirt on the mop.

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photo: Instagram/@saswardihutasoit

After that, add baking soda, salt, and dish soap. Yes, these three kitchen ingredients are used as cleaning materials for rags. Stir, then let the cloth sit for a few moments.

"Just wait until the soaking water gets cold," he said, quoted by BrilioFood from Instagram @saswardihutasoit on Tuesday (21/2).

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photo: Instagram/@saswardihutasoit

Once cool, without needing to wipe it, immediately squeeze the cloth. Rinse the rag with clean water then dry in the sun until the rag is completely dry. When it is clean and dry, the rag can be used straight away as usual.

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photo: Instagram/@saswardihutasoit

How long should you soak the mop when washing?

The length of time you soak the mop when washing depends on the cleaning agent used and the level of dirt or odor on the mop. Here are general guidelines for soaking mops with various natural cleaning agents:

1. Salt water.

- Duration: 1-2 hours
- Reason: Salt is effective in killing bacteria and eliminating unpleasant odors. Soaking for 1-2 hours is usually enough to get good results.

2. White vinegar.

- Duration: 30 minutes - 1 hour
- Reason: White vinegar has antibacterial properties and can remove odors and dirt. Soaking for 30 minutes to 1 hour is usually quite effective.

3. Baking soda.

- Duration: 30 minutes - 1 hour
- Reason: Baking soda can remove stains and odors. Soaking for 30 minutes to 1 hour is sufficient in most cases.

4. Lemon water.

- Duration: 1-2 hours
- Reason: Lemon water has antibacterial properties and gives a fresh scent to the mop. Soaking for 1-2 hours helps ensure the mop is completely clean and fresh.

5. Combination of soap and natural ingredients.

- Duration: 1-2 hours
- Reason: If using a combination of natural ingredients (for example, lemon juice with a little laundry soap), soaking for 1-2 hours is enough to clean the mop from dirt and odor.

Additional tips
- Longer soak: If the mop is very dirty or smelly, you can soak it overnight for better results.
- Regular use: To keep the mop clean, soak it regularly, for example once a week or after several uses.

General steps after soaking
1. Rinse with clean water: After soaking, rinse the mop with clean water to remove any cleaning agent residue.
2. Dry in the sun: Dry the mop in direct sunlight until completely dry to kill any remaining bacteria and provide a natural whitening effect.