Vinegar: Natural Cleaning Tips

Distilled White Vinegar—

This humble item packs a powerful punch, and can kill most mold, bacteria, and germs. Nontoxic, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly, vinegar has been beloved for its cleaning properties for centuries.

Use Distilled white Vinegar to….

–cut grease on dishes when you wash by hand. Just pour a little into your hot water.

–a bit of salt mixed with vinegar polishes chrome fixtures.

–clean countertops. Just sweep them with a cloth moistened with a little undiluted white vinegar.

–deodorize your drain: pour down some baking soda, and then some hot vinegar. Flush with hot water.

–deodorize your garbage disposal! Freeze vinegar in an ice cube tray. Run a few cubes down your disposal system while also running cold water.

–clean your microwave! Pour half water and half vinegar into an open bowl; heat to boiling. Wipe interior clean.

–you can also use vinegar and water to clean your fridge, freezer, plastic food containers, miniblinds, grill, sponges, dish rags,

–clean your can opener with vinegar and a toothbrush

–vinegar is the ultimate weapon for Grime be Gone. Just wet a rag and wipe.

–deodorize and clean your toilet bowl. Dump in a few cups of vinegar, let it sit, and scrub clean.

–fend off ants. Spray vinegar around doorways, windows, and any cracks where you see the little pests coming in.

–kill fruitflies with an open bowl of vinegar on the countertop.

–clean faucets. Wet a towel in vinegar, wrap around the faucet, and let it sit overnight. Even thick calcium deposits will be easier to remove in the morning.

–replace your toxic air freshener with a spray bottle filled with 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 table spoon vinegar, and one cup water.

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