11/09/2012 1:54 PM IST | Updated 01/10/2012 10:00 PM IST

How To Clean Hardwood Floors With Tea

Tea bag on wooden table.
Tea bag on wooden table.

Hardwood floors are a beautiful accent in any home. But it’s certainly a turnoff to see smudges, dirt and dust lingering on the wood. Luckily there’s an easy solution to clean hardwood floors and the main ingredient may surprise you.

First, boil a pot of water and allow two bags of Black tea to sit for a few minutes (essentially you are brewing it). Then, soak a cloth in the tea and wring it out to remove excess liquid. Finally, wash the floor using the towel and you should see a clean and shiny surface.