Everyone’s going the eco-friendly way trying to save planet earth. If you’d like to contribute to this amazing effort you’re at the right place.
Here you’ll see how using vinegar which is one of the most eco-friendly cleaners around to do many interesting cleaning tricks in your home. Here are 15 eco-friendly vinegar cleaning tips created with you in mind.
1.CLEANING HARDWOOD FLOOR
Mix a solution of 1/4 cup vinegar to a gallon of warm water. Using a clean mop slightly damp the mop in the solution. Wipe the floor back and forth. Use another clean mop or cloth to give the floor a second wipe.
Tip a few drops of your favorite essential oil in the water on the second wipe. This will counteract the smell of the vinegar. Your floor will look incredibly beautiful when you’re through.
2.CLEANING THE FRIDGE
Remove everything from the fridge. Use a toothpick to remove stuck-on food particles. You can also mist the interior of the fridge with warm water to remove food particles but that will take a few minutes to soak.
Combine 1 part vinegar to one part water. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and mist the inside of the refrigerator. Use a sponge to wipe the fridge. Use another clean cloth to wipe with water only. The vinegar with remove any foul odor and stubborn stains.
3.PREVENT LINT ON CLOTHES
To prevent or remove lint from clothing, simply do this. Use a sticker soaked in either apple cider or white vinegar. Use a sharp-edged object like an old gift card to brush the lint away.
4.CLEAN CAR WINDOWS
Driving around with a bottle of white vinegar will come in handy. To remove fog, smears, or streaks from your car’s windshield, headlamps or window, do this simple trick.
Slip a nozzle onto a bottle of vinegar then mist any of the abovementioned. Use a clean cloth to wipe the loose residues away. The vinegar will remove dead insects, mud, dust, and anything else mother nature may throw at your car.
5.CLEANING A MESSY MICROWAVE
One way to clean a really messy microwave is with vinegar. All you’ll need is a spray bottle 1/4 cup white vinegar and one cup of warm water.
Combine these two and mist the interior of the microwave, Allow it to sit for 15 minutes then wipe away the now soft residue with a cloth until it’s completely spotless. The vinegar more than likely will leave a scent behind.
To remove the smell of vinegar sprinkle a few drops of vanilla on 2 dampen sheets of paper towels. Use the paper towel to swiftly wipe the interior of the microwave. This will remove the smell of the vinegar leaving you with a fresh and clean microwave.
6.SANITIZE YOUR COMPUTER
If you want to clean and sanitize your computer with a safe chemical then vinegar is the right choice. Slightly damp a small lint-free rag then pour a teaspoon of white vinegar onto the rag.
Ensure the rag is partially wet, no water should be dripping from the rag. Go right ahead with cleaning the screen, mouse, and keyboard.
7.CLEANS SMELLY KITCHEN SPONGES
Most times I would say why not just throw out those grimy kitchen sponges, but if you chose to clean them here’s how. Before you go to bed pour 2 cups of water and 1 tablespoon vinegar into a container.
In the morning remove the sponges and rinse well with warm flowing tap water. Continue rinsing until the water runs clear. Your sponge will be bacteria-free and safe for usage again.
8.DEODORIZE SMELL SHOES
A fast and effective way to cure a smelly shoe is with vinegar. What really happens is, the vinegar will work as an odor-absorbing agent. Here’s how to fix your smelly shoe.
Simply damp 4 sheets of paper towel with white vinegar. Fold the sheet to fit the length of the shoe Let this remain overnight. Remove in the morning to an odorless shoe.
You can turn your stiff towels back to soft and fluffy with vinegar. Toss your towels into the washer to ensure it’s on warm.
Pour in 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1/2 cup fabric softener and wash on a normal cycle. At this point, the fabric softener is used to cover the smell of the vinegar, but the vinegar is the real fabric softener.
Because vinegar is highly acidic cleaning your bathtub will be easy. To remove mildew, stains, soap scum and bad odors here’s what you must do.
Mist the entire bathtub with a combination of 1/4 cup vinegar to 2 cups water. Mist the entire tub leaving no spot untouched. Allow sitting for 1/2 hour- 1 hour. Scrub with a sponge and dish soap. Rinse and dry well with a clean cloth.
Showerheads are prone to calcium build-up even if you cannot see it on the outside it’s there accumulating on the inside. One way to clean your showerhead is with vinegar.
In a plastic bag, pour in 1 cup warm water and 2 tablespoons white vinegar. Cover the showerhead with the bag ensuring the head is submerged into the solution. Use an elastic band to hold the bag onto the showerhead for 1/2 an hour. Remove and allow warm water to flow through for 3 minutes.
There are many ways to disinfect your clothes but they may not be eco-friendly. With vinegar, you can remove any germ or bacteria that may be harboring on the garment.
Fill a bucket with warm water then pour in 1/2 cup white vinegar. Allow soaking for 2 hours then remove and toss in the washer. Wash on a regular cycle with a regular laundry detergent.
13.REMOVE WATER STAINS
Water stains like to show themselves on drinking glasses, shower glass doors, and faucets. These can also be seen on plates wherever they are they make the object look displeasing to the eyes.
To remove water stains mist the object with vinegar. Let it remain for a few minutes then wash with liquid soap and rinse. Dry well to prevent the water from drying.
14.CLOTHES STAIN REMOVER
Make a paste with a combination of baking soda and vinegar. Use this to saturate the stain for a few minutes. If the stain persists fill a bucket with warm water to this add 1/2 cup vinegar and equal part laundry detergent. Allow soaking for 24 hours then toss in the washer.
15.SANITIZE YOUR TOOTHBRUSH
You can remove bacteria from your toothbrush just by soaking in vinegar. This simple soak will remove grime and germs that your naked eyes will never see.
To make sure your toothbrush is spot clean. Pour 1/4 cup vinegar into a small container. Place the bristle part on the brush into the vinegar. Allow the toothbrush to soak in the vinegar for 15 minutes. Remove the toothbrush and rinse it before using it.
16 VINEGAR FOR KEEPING YOUR TOILET CLEAN
Toilet stains are the most challenging stains to remove. That’s what most people think until they try cleaning their toilet with vinegar. Vinegar works well when it comes to cleaning your toilet. To remove toilet stains, limescale build-up and bad odors vinegar is your go-to cleaner.
One clever way to prevent these toilet situations is to do this simple trick. Pour 1 cup vinegar into your toilet tank. Doing so will loosen the limescale build-up in the toilet’s tank making it easy to remove with your hands. Most times the vinegar will soften the limescale so much it’ll simply dissolve in the water.
A few drops of vinegar in your toilet’s tank will not only loosen the limescale but will help to keep stains and bad odors out of the bowl. Sounds amazing!
Another way to clean your toilet is to pour the vinegar directly into the bowl. This is an easy way to remove nasty stains such as urine rings and bad odors. To clean your toilet bowl pour 1 cup of white vinegar into the bowl (undiluted).
Add a dab of dish soap and swish around. Allow sitting for 1 hour. Give it a thorough wash using the toilet brush then flush. There shouldn’t be any bad odors or stains remaining in your toilet when you’re through.
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