A cheap and effective way to freshen up and clean your household is by using Vinegar. You read it correct! White vinegar can be used to clean up some of the most stubborn stains and also get rid of unpleasant odors and smells in the house. Vinegar, when diluted with some warm water breaks down dirt particles and thus helps to clean almost any surface in your household. Not only is it economical, it is also available easily and very effective. Check out some tips on how to clean with vinegar and don’t hesitate to try out some of them yourself. You will be pleasantly surprised with the results!
Tips for Cleaning With Vinegar
- Vinegar can be used effectively in cleaning up bathroom grout. Take a solution of 2/3rd vinegar and 1/3rd water, dip a tooth brush in it and scrub to remove soap scum. If there are hard water stains on fixtures, tiles, shower doors and porcelain, use undiluted vinegar.
- Vinegar is very helpful in cleaning grease from kitchen appliances. Use 1/3rd water and 2/3rd vinegar solution to disinfect wooden cutting boards, window panes, stove, etc. You can also make utensils shine by spraying a solution of half bottle vinegar and half bottle water and scrubbing dry with a cloth. Use some vinegar in your dishwasher by adding a bit to the rinse cycle and have odor free and germ free dishwasher.
- If you have stubborn stains on your clothes, consider spraying diluted vinegar on it before putting it in the laundry. This softens up the stain and also breaks down the residue of the detergent. It is also used as a general disinfectant in the laundry.
- Vinegar is a natural air freshener. Boil water with some vinegar in it and the vapors will freshen up the entire room. This solution can also be used to clean up stains on carpets by scrubbing with a sponge dipped in it.
- Vinegar also helps to remove dirt and stains on walls. If your walls are smeared with crayon colors courtesy your little kid, have some patience and use diluted and warm vinegar to get rid off it. Warm and diluted vinegar can also dissolve grease and nicotine stains from the walls.