Cleaning naturally with Vinegar

White vinegar cuts grease, removes mildew, odors, some stains and wax build up.
Although vinegar is not registered as a disinfectant with the EPA, it will kill both salmonella and E-coli , two bacteria you’ll want to avoid.

Cleaning tips:
Run your coffee machine with equal parts water and vinegar. Halfway through the cycle, turn it off and let it sit for an hour. Then complete the cycle.

Unclog a drain: Pour 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain. Rinse with water.

Clean your microwave: Put one cup vinegar and one cup water in a bowl and microwave on high for about 10 minutes. Afterward, stains and dried food should be easy to wipe away.

Make glasses sparkle: Put one cup of vinegar in the bottom of your dishwasher before you run the cycle. After you run the dishwasher, your glassware shouldn’t be cloudy.

Remove mineral deposits from a showerhead: Put vinegar in a plastic bag and tie the bag around the showerhead. Let the bag sit overnight, and rinse the showerhead with water in the morning.

Prevent  mildew in the shower: Spray vinegar on shower walls and curtains.

Toilets – pour in a cup or more of vinegar and let it sit several hours or overnight. Scrub well with the toilet brush and flush.

Clean glass: Mix one tablespoon of vinegar in a quart of water. Spray onto glass surfaces and wipe dry.

Remove mold from walls: Spray vinegar on walls, let sit for 15 minutes, rinse and let dry.

Clean spills on carpet: After removing as much liquid as you can, spray the stain with a solution of half vinegar and half water and let sit for two minutes. Blot with a towel.

Remove stickers: Rub labels with vinegar, let sit for 10 minutes, then remove.

Remove skunk odor from a dog: If your dog has a run-in with a skunk, scrub its fur with a half vinegar, half water solution and then rinse with water.

Scissors – clean off sticky residue with a cloth dipped in vinegar.

Grill – spray a solution of half water and half vinegar on the cooking surface.

Refrigerator – clean with a half-and-half solution of water and vinegar.

Mini Blinds –  Dip gloved fingers into a solution of equal parts vinegar and warm tap water.  Run your fingers across both sides of each blind.

Counter tops – clean with a rag and vinegar.

Odors – place a bowl of vinegar in the room overnight.

Hands – Wipe your hands with vinegar to remove strong scents like onion and garlic, as well as stains from fruit juices

A few precautions when working with vinegar:
Do not add vinegar directly to materials containing ammonia as this could produce harmful vapors.
Never use white distilled vinegar on marble. The acid can damage the surface.
As always please test your surfaces in an inconspicuous area before cleaning


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