Using vinegar as a cleaner around your home is a great idea. It is cheap, and it works well on most surfaces. Vinegar is a great option if you’re looking for a natural way to clean your home. Not only is it effective, but it’s also environmentally friendly. I’m going to share great tips for better cleaning.
Using Vinegar For Cleaning Around Your Home
A lot of people are trying to live healthier lives. One way is to cut down on the number of chemicals that they’re subjected to on a daily basis. Vinegar is just one eco-friendly product you can use to replace those chemically-laden products in your home.
Not everyone knows the many ways vinegar can be used around the home to clean without the use of chemicals.
Not only is vinegar versatile for cooking, but it is also a versatile cleaning product that can be used in any room of your house. These are just a few of the ways that vinegar can be used to clean around the home.
Using Vinegar to Clean
Freshen and clean your automatic coffee maker by filling the reservoir with vinegar and running it through a brewing cycle. Follow this up by running a rinse cycle of water.
Boiling a solution of one-fourth cup of white vinegar and 1 cup of water inside the microwave will help clean and deodorize your microwave. The moisture from the boiling solution will loosen the splattered food and make it much easier to remove with a soft cloth or sponge.
Clean brass, copper, and pewter by creating a paste. Dissolve 1 teaspoon of plain salt in a 1 cup of vinegar. Stir in enough flour to make a paste. Then use the paste on any metal surface and let it stand for about 15 minutes. Make sure you rinse with clean warm water and then polish until it’s dry.
Forget about using the window cleaners from the stores. The cheapest and most effective way to clean windows is to combine half water and half vinegar. Put it in a mister, and spray it on the windows. Dry the window with a soft, lint-free cloth. Your windows will sparkle and be streak-free.
Remove stubborn toilet bowl stains by spraying them with vinegar. Use a little elbow grease and the stains will come off. You can also add 3 cups to your bowl to help deodorize it. Let it sit for one-half hour and flush for a fresh-smelling bowl.
Do you have baby clothes that aren’t as clean and soft as they used to be? Add one cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle of the load the next time you wash. It will help break down uric acid and soapy residue. Clothes will come out soft and fresh.
You can also add a cup to the last rinse cycle of your regular load of clothes to help dissolve the alkaline base of soaps and detergents.
How many of us hate the deodorant and antiperspirant stains on our clothes? Before laundering, lightly rub white distilled vinegar onto the areas where the stain would be. Toss it in the wash as usual.
Soak clothes that have never been washed before in white distilled vinegar to help set the colors.
Reducing the chemicals we use in our homes has never been easier. And, it doesn’t require buying multiple products to clean the home and keep it chemical-free.
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Ashley is a stay-at-home homeschooling mom, turned homesteader, living in Canada. I have been homeschooling for years and love it. Now my children and I get to learn about and help others homeschool and be able to provide for their families and teach our children about where their food comes from.