You maybe know about a few used of vinegar outside the kitchen focused on cleaning your house. But you most probably don’t know about all the surprising ways you can successfully and very effectively use vinegar for cleaning to perfection, sanitising and removing stubborn stains.
With more and more available information about how dangerous and highly toxic many conventional cleaning products can be and how many risks they have for your health, increasing the dangerous levels of pollution of the indoor air dramatically, many people are now looking for safe and even natural and green alternatives. One of the most successful ways to clean your house is vinegar, which we like to call the multi-purpose alternative of a conventional all-in-one cleaning agents and products. You may be surprised at how many different ways you can use vinegar for making cleanliness in charge at your home. Here are a few ideas on how to use vinegar outside seasoning your salad:
- Carpet stain removal – A mixture of white distilled vinegar and a bit of liquid detergent make the best solution for removing stubborn food and beverage stains from your carpet. Non-oily stains are going to disappear like a magic, if you apply a bit of this mixture on your carpet, rug or runner and rub it gently with a soft brush. Then rinse with a damp towel and wait for it to dry. Be sure to react immediately, when you discover the stain. You can repeat the process if there is no desired effect after the first treatment.
- Clean windows – Vinegar is great also for cleaning all the dirt and dust from your windows and glass doors, surfaces. You can make windows and glass crystal clean by washing them with a mixture of distilled vinegar and warm water. Quick and easy and with no sticky, soapy residue and streaks left.
- Washing wood – You can remove even paint splashes and stain from your wooden flooring with the help of vinegar. Although we recommend using vinegar for cleaning wood with caution because after all vinegar is acid and it can strip off the protective finish of the floor. If no other cleaning product works, then try with mixing ammonia, white distilled vinegar, baking soda and water and wipe this solution over the stains, then mop with a damp mop. Be sure there is no excess water on your wooden floor. Grime and dirt will come off easily. Alternatively, you can use a mix of vinegar and olive oil for removing rings from wet glasses on wooden furniture pieces. Rub with the drain and then polish for impressive results.
- Garbage disposal cleaner – If you want to make sure the garbage disposal is clean and odour free, then use vinegar cubes that you can make at home by filling an ice tray with a mixture of vinegar and water and then freeze it. You can then run the mixture through the disposal and flush it with cold water.
- Coffee maker cleaner – Automatic coffee makers usually collect mineral deposits due to hard water. You can easily remove them by filling the reservoir with white distilled vinegar and then run it through a brewing cycle. Then wash and enjoy a completely clean coffee machine.
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