This week, we will look at how to use Vinegar to Tackle Everyday Cleaning Situations. This is possible due to the Antibacterial and Antimicrobial Properties Vinegar has. Some of these methods may work, and some may not. Not all have been tried and tested by myself, but I will try them eventually. I’ll keep you updated. Of course, you could always let me know if you have tried them or have any other Methods for Cleaning.
Okay, I have ten different ways of using Vinegar, so let’s get started.
- Microwave Cleaning – Place a Cup of Vinegar inside and heat up for 3-4 Minutes. Leave to sit for 30 Minutes. Remove the Cup of Vinegar and Wipe Clean. Use the Vinegar neat if you have slightly harder-to-clean areas.
- Water Rings on Wooden Surfaces – Add equal parts Vinegar and Vegetable Oil. Use this mixture to wipe away the Marks. This also works on Leather.
- Oven Grills – Spray the Vinegar onto the Grills and Scrub using a Wire Brush until Clean.
- Drainage – Kitchen or Bathroom Drains are usually quite Smelly. Pour a Cup of White Vinegar down the Sink and leave for an hour or so. After this, run the tap for a few seconds to flush the Vinegar away. Job Done!
- Kitchen or Bathroom Fixtures – Vinegar can be an Alternative Cleaner. It can Kill Bacteria, Mould, and mildew. Just spray onto the Fixtures and rinse afterwards. You can leave it to soak if needed, then wash.
- Cleaning the Fridge – Add 2 Cups of Vinegar to a Gallon of Warm Water. Use this mixture to clean the Fridge. Use Vinegar neat on the harder-to-clean areas.
- Clogged Shower Head – Fill a Bag, Like the ones you get from the Fair with Goldfish in, with Vinegar and Wrap it around the Shower Head. Please be sure to remove the Goldfish first 😉 Leave it there overnight, and it should be back to full power.
- Dull Silver – Add 2 Table Spoons of Baking Soda to a Cup of Vinegar. You can apply the Solution to the Silverware, but if possible, it’s better to leave it to soak for about 15 Minutes. Then Rinse with Warm Water and Polish up with a Soft Cloth.
- Rusty Tools – Anything you may have with Rust on should be left to Soak in Vinegar Overnight. Scrubbing off the Rust will now be a lot Easier.
- Sticky Label Removal – This works not only for Sticky Labels, Such as Price Tags, But also for the Residue left by Car Stickers and Window Decals. Spray the Area with Vinegar, wait a Few Minutes, and clean with a Towel or Cloth.
- Whitening Clothes – Add a Cup of Vinegar and a Quarter Cup of Baking Soda to your Washing. This will help with your Clothes.
- Ant Deterrent – Ants follow the scents left behind by other Ants. This means one Ant leads to another; before you know it, you have an Infestation! Spray Vinegar around Doors, Skirting, Windows, and the usual areas. This will get rid of the Scent left.
- Odors – Whether in the Bathroom, Kitchen or Mysterious Smell in the Car, Air Fresheners try to Mask Odours. The Acetic Acids in Vinegar Absorb these Odors rather than just trying to cover the Bad Smell with a Nicer Smell, Which is no Better than the Original Bad Smell. Granted, Air Fresheners Smell Nice, but not when Mixed with Rotten Food or a Drain Stench. You can either Spray the Vinegar or leave it in a Bowl to Rid those Bad Odors.
So there you have it. A few practical ways of using vinegar around the House (also when it’s time for End-of-tenancy cleaning). I hope you enjoyed this Blog. Until next time… Stay Fresh, and don’t forget to check out our professional cleaning services.