Vinegar has an indefinite shelf life which makes it perfect as a preservative as well as a cleaning agent. Vinegar is a natural bi-product of fruits and vegetables as well as produced synthetically. For cleaning purposes we recommend the synthetic version as it is much cheaper and has a less overpowering smell. Vinegar has many properties and cleaning is just one of them plus it's safe for the family with no negative impact on the environment at all.
Clean green with vinegar
If you have an unused bottle lying about the
kitchen, it is time to crack one open! Here are some spots that could use the vinegar
Kitchen Counter Tops
Since vinegar is not toxic you can use it in your kitchen to clean everything from the counter tops to the microwave! All you need is a spray bottle, 2 cups of distilled vinegar and a few drops of your favorite essential oil to make an instant cleaner which is harmless to the environment and to people. You can clean most kitchen surfaces using this concoction like freezer, handles, electronics etc.
a kitchen counter-top with vinegar
You can add baking soda to the formula and use the mix to clean a bathroom that needs scrubbing. You can also soak your shower heads in vinegar overnight minimize hard water corrosion. Your faucets and soap dish can be cleaned using a paste that is 1 part salt and 4 parts vinegar. If you use the vinegar spray from the kitchen in the bathroom it will also prevent the build-up of mildew.
Grout cleaned with vinegar
If you have weeds on your paved walkway or driveway, just spray the area with pure distilled vinegar that will kill the vegetation and starve the unwanted plants eating into your garden’s soil. Vinegar is especially useful in the garden as it can also improve the health of the soil and plants, and keep them fresh for longer.
Kill weeds in the garden with an undiluted vinegar spray
You can remove the fishy smell from your kitchen, house or refrigerator by putting a small bowl of vinegar in the smelly area. The smell will be gone in a day. You can also create home made air fresheners by adding orange peels or other fragrant components to the vinegar bowl for a fresher smelling home. Do not use chemical aerosols which are not eco-friendly and can be hazardous to the occupants of the house.
A bowl of vinegar removes nasty odors
Cleaning Windows And Walls
Use a mixture of warm water and distilled vinegar to clean your windows and make them shine! Add ammonia and baking soda to clean walls and Venetian blinds around the house. The dust and grime will slide off dirty surfaces without causing any damage to the paint. You can also remove stubborn alcohol stains and water rings from wooden surfaces.
cleaning with soft wipe and vinegar
By now you're convinced that vinegar is indeed a very useful thing to have in the house for cleaning! Well, you can also use it for other things like removing sticky labels, softening paintbrushes, cleaning leather shoes, among other things! You can also make your gold jewelry shine like new by soaking it in apple cider vinegar for 10 minutes.
if you decide to go clean the green way do share your personal tips and tricks with us below.