All about Cleaning with Vinegar
Published on Sunday, 25 November 2012
Vinegar is one of those universal natural products that can be used for a variety of purposes, besides cooking. It's most probably one of the products your grandmother used to clean with on a daily basis. It is a strong cleaning solution and the right question would be: what can't I use it for? Vinegar is indeed one of those ultimate solutions, a versatile product which is great for cleaning all sorts of stains and surfaces. Vinegar is a combination of acetic acid and water and since nowadays the eco-friendly methods are gaining more and more popularity, many people realize the importance of using green products and not just commercial cleaning solutions. Vinegar is a product which can be used on an everyday basis for cleaning just about anything. It not only cleans surfaces and removes stains, but it also kills weed and removes bad odor. Pour some of it in your washing machine or dishwasher, run the water and they will be well-cleaned and deodorized. Pour white vinegar in the coffee machine and you will deodorize it. It's a great idea to buy a few bottles of vinegar so you always have enough for cleaning. Vinegar is an affordable and strong cleaning solution, which will help you save up considerably on commercial products. The other good thing is that by cleaning with vinegar you don't risk your health or that of your children and pets. When you clean the kitchen or the bathroom with strong commercial solutions, their fumes can be hazardous to you. This can never happen with vinegar, as it's an easy to use and eco-friendly product. Here are the ways in which you can use vinegar to clean the most common areas at home and various stains too.
In the Bathroom
The bathroom tiles get dirty quite quickly, so if you want them to be sparkling clean, next time you have a shower simply take a bottle of vinegar with you and wash them with it afterwards. You can also use baking soda and vinegar to deodorize the bathroom. If you pour some vinegar in a spray bottle and add some water this will be a good cleaning solution for the glass surfaces in the bathroom.
In the Kitchen
In the kitchen you can use vinegar to clean the microwave's splatters, as well as for the inside of the fridge, dishwasher and the sink. Moreover, for stubborn coffee stains, vinegar is a great solution. It is non-toxic, easy to use, affordable and eco-friendly. It can do wonders for stained areas just as any commercial product you'd normally use. You can even add half a cup of white vinegar to the laundry in the washing machine and then rinse. This will guarantee you brighter colours and whiter white. When using vinegar for removing stains from clothing, make sure the cloth soaks the solution for a few hours and then rinse. Other stains you can treat with vinegar and water include rust, grass, ketchup, wine and mustard. Furthermore, vinegar is used for successfully killing mildew, germs, mold and all sorts of bacteria. You can use it for cleaning wardrobes, cabinets, the garage, the garden shed, the basement and many other areas. Vinegar has a lot of uses and the good news is - you simply can't go wrong when using it. It is a great all-purpose cleaner giving astonishing result whenever used.
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