There is a basic way to take care of all of your household cleaning needs. It’s multi-purpose as well–one container will take care of laundry, kitchen cleaning, even bugs and weeds. This “miracle cleaner” is vinegar. Vinegar forms through the fermentation of sugars or starches. It is completely edible, and non-toxic. Back in the day, before all of these fancy cleaners came on the market, our grandmothers used it for so many things. The uses of vinegar are nearly endless. The health benefits are many as well. If you want to change some of your living habits to a more “green” fashion…this is one of the easiest and most BASIC:)
In this article, we are focusing on the uses of vinegar as a cleaner. Vinegar is used in 100% concentration unless otherwise specified.
1) Get a spray bottle
2) All Around the House–stains, stickers, odors, carpet, metals (silver, pewter, copper–use 1tsp. salt), no wax floors, wood, windows
3) In the Bathroom–removes corrosion, chemical buildup, faucets, shower walls, toilet bowl (for abrasive needs, add salt)
4) In the Kitchen–get rid of ants, remove odors from garbage disposal (let sit for 1hour), wipe hands after chopping onions or garlic, boil water with it to remove cooked food smell or burnt smell, cleans microwave (boil a bowl of water), to clean coffee maker, counters, refrigerators, stove tops, cleans stains off china (use salt for abrasion).
5) In the Laundry–prevents colors from running (soak before), decrease lint (1/2 cup in rinse cycle), remove soap residue from machine, removes smoke smell from clothes.