Wood floors are gorgeous, but when you have kids and pets, maintaining their shine and luster can be difficult. Not to mention, all that traffic is bound to cause some scratches, scuffs, and dents. Lucky for you (and us!) we’ve found 15 wood floor hacks and time-saving cleaning secrets to help you keep your floors looking like new.
Must-Know Wood Floor Hacks
Fix dents with a wet cloth and an iron. It works on wood furniture, too!
via Apartment Therapy
Put socks on table and chair legs to prevent floor scratches when rearranging furniture.
via Real Simple
Remove permanent marker from wood floors with a dab of toothpaste and a damp cloth.
via My Life and Kids
This homemade all-purpose cleaner is great not only for the wood floors, but for tile, stainless steel appliances, and more!
via Nature’s Nurture Blog
Use a magic eraser to get rid of floor scuffs.
via Good Housekeeping
Fix creaky wood floors with a generous dusting of baby powder. Work it into the cracks until the floor is no longer noisy.
via Real Living
Fix scratches with a mixture of 1 part vinegar and 3 parts canola oil. I can’t believe the difference it made!
via Restoring the Picket Fence
Make your own wood floor cleaner using common household ingredients. No harsh chemicals here!
via Mom 4 Real
If you have pets, you need these tips for removing urine odors from wood floors. Accidents happen, you know.
Steep some black tea in hot water to make a black tea floor cleaner that will have your wood floors looking AMAZING.
via It Takes Time
via Martha Stewart
This technique shows you how to repair deep scratches using steel wool, sandpaper, wood filler and a few more tools. Handy to know when these other tricks won’t work!
via Average Inspired
via Dream Book Design
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