Katherine - posted on 03/12/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
1. Remove the smell of pet Urine
Remove pet or child accidents by first getting rid of the excess mess. Mix together white Vinegar with equal amounts of water (or more Vinegar if especially smelly) pour over mess using a towel and pat almost dry. Sprinkle baking soda over the wet patch and leave to dry as long as you can, over night is best. Then Vacuum up what's left the following day.
2. Clean Dishwasher
A great way to avoid soap scum from building up inside the machine and leaving scum marks on dishes especially glasses is to run 1 cup of white Vinegar through a whole wash cycle. It will help deodorize as well.
To remove the film in the bath wipe it down with distilled white Vinegar and the scrub it with Vinegar's best friend. Baking soda. With a bit of elbow grease this can be quite effective.
4. Environmentally friendly floor cleaner.
For a great easy to use floor cleaner without the chemicals, combine 3 drops of dish washing liquid to 1/3 water 1/3 white Vinegar and 1/3 alcohol into a spray bottle spray over your floors, for a quick and easy clean.
I don't always use the alcohol, it still works with adding a bit more Vinegar over the water, but it does work better with all the ingredients.
5. Remove Wallpapers and stickers.
To remove wallpaper from your walls mix equal amounts of water and white Vinegar and apply with a thick sponge this will soften the glue making it a lot easier to pull it away.
To remove stickers simply rub undiluted Vinegar over the sticker, or price tags, wait a few moments and rub off.
A great way to loosen food build up and deodorize your microwave is to place a cup of water with 1/4 of Vinegar added to it in your microwave and bring to boil. Wipe out with paper towels or clean cloth.
7. Eye Glasses
Wiping the lens of your glasses with one or two drops of Vinegar will give a nice fresh clean, at a fraction of the price.
8. Frost-Free Car Windows.
Using a mix of 3 parts Vinegar and 1 part water coat your car windows in this solution, the night before a cold night to avoid a frost coating in the morning.
Warm a mixture of Vinegar with equal amounts of salt and run over the iron to remove scorch marks
10. Disinfect Baby Toys.
Sink full of soapy water, add a healthy splash of white distilled Vinegar, and soak for 5 minutes before washing with a clean cloth.
11. Cleaning a scum covered shower head.
Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda and I cup of white distilled Vinegar into a small bag (sandwich bags work well) after the bubbling has settled down let it set for a bit, on average an hour before removing and turning the shower on .
12. Deodorize Urine On A Mattress,
Same as the carpet, but here I tend to add a lit bit more Vinegar then water, but the rule is equal amount of white distilled Vinegar and water, scrub the mattress down and sprinkle area with a good coating of baking soda let dry before vacuuming or sweeping it off.
13. Removing coffee and Tea stains.
A Mixture equal amounts of salt and Vinegar make a great scrubbing agent, to remove the stains left on china and mugs.
14. Cleaning your kettle.
1/2 cup of Vinegar and 2 cups of water not only cleans out your kettle, but it can also help lower the build up of lime. Rinse out completely with warm water while the kettle is still hot.
Clean your windows with straight Vinegar in a spray bottle, using paper towels or newspaper to dry them down. Remember to never clean your windows when the sun is shining directly on the glass. It is more likely to create streaks in your hard work.
16. Cleaning Vinyl And Linoleum.
Four litres of water mixed with I cup of Vinegar, a couple of drops of oil. Baby oil is best. If you have borax add 1/4 cup to the above recipe for tougher jobs.
17. Cleaning Vase
Get rid of that unsightly rim in your flower vase by filling it half with water and half with white distilled Vinegar let it soak and wipe out with a paper a towel.
18.Mold cleaning .
Straight Vinegar is known to kill mold, Pour some white distilled Vinegar into a spray bottle and spray directly on affected area. Be generous with large build cups. As the Vinegar itself kills the mind you can walk away, but I always end up coming back with general spray a few hours to help later to help kill the smell of Vinegar.
19. Homemade General Cleaner.
First option is to use straight Vinegar in a spray bottle and wipe down with a clean fresh cloth. But if you’re not a fan of the smell try the next option.
General cleaner 2 is to add water, up to equal of the Vinegar in a spray bottle, try adding lemon juice or essential oils to create a smell you are happy with.
20. Unclog that drain
To unclog a drain try pouring a handful of baking soda down the drain and follow it with 1/2 cup of Vinegar. Rinse with hot water.
Healthy, Home Cleaning
Vinegar is commonly assumed to be a disinfectant, and some studies have show that using a straight 5% solution, found in all supermarkets... kills 80% of germs, 82% of mold and 99% of bacteria. at a fraction of the price of other disinfectants with so many different uses Vinegar is the king of healthy home cleaning.
so why not give it a go today.
nothing to lose and only money to save.
I use it all the time to disinfect.