With my quest for a new rug, I spent part of Saturday vacuuming the living room, rolling up the old rug, and getting ready for some new rug magic. Problem? The living room floor of my rental house definitely had seen better days (and those days were long gone). Big scratches and worn patches. And given the fact that the new rug was smaller than the old one (4'x6' compared to 5'x7'), I needed to do a little work before I could set up the new, well, set-up.
I turned to one of my favorite easy non-toxic sites and then Googled terms like non-toxic wood floor cleaner. The recipe that popped up in multiple places was easy - 1/4 cup vegetable oil + 1/4 cup white vinegar. Mix, rub on, buff in, and voila! Do my floors look brand new? No. But they sure do look a lot better. Plus, I wasn't worried about fumes or the cats somehow poisoning themselves if they walked across the slightly damp floors.
In fact, I had to stop Colette from licking the floors. Yum.