We’ve all heard about the wonderful ways white vinegar can be used around the house. And they’re all true. From absorbing unpleasant odors to cleaning out the garbage disposal, vinegar is an essential, natural helper for your everyday, household chores. Make sure you always have a bottle on hand for some quick cleaning. And take a look at 15 natural, easy ways to clean with this magical remedy.
1. Cleaning the garbage disposal.
All you need to do is pour 1/4 of a cup of vinegar right down the drain. Turn on the garbage disposal and let it work its magic.
2.Cleaning the washing machine.
Pour a bit of vinegar and water where you would normally put the detergent. Run it through a normal cycle and in no time you’ll have a freshly and clean washing machine.
3. Clean the air.
Get rid of smoke, animal or any other unpleasant smells by placing a small bowl a vinegar in any corner of the house that needs the refreshment. The vinegar soaks up the particles causing the nasty odor.
4. Clean surfaces.
Create a disinfectant cleaner by using a bit of vinegar, baking soda and your favorite essential oil for a nice smell. Use the mixture to clean off any surface from the bathroom to the kitchen.
5. Clean mildew.
Anywhere you find a bit of mildew, apply some white vinegar. You can use it on essentially any surface to remove this nasty build up.
6. Clean hardwood floors.
Use a 1/2 cup of vinegar mixed with a gallon of warm to clean your floors. This is a natural way to keep the hardwood nice and shiny.
7. Clean and shine silver.
Mix vinegar with baking soda and allow your silverware to soak for about 3 hours. You can also do this with your silver jewelry. *Make sure to rinse them off with cold water after soaking.
8. Clean the fridge.
Pour a tablespoon of vinegar into a spray bottle filled with water. Then use the spray to clean out the fridge.
9. Clean lunchboxes.
Soak a piece of white bread with white vinegar and place it inside the space that needs some smell enhancement. Whether it’s a lunchbox that smells like yucky food or a trunk that smells like your son’s sweaty football pads, this will do the trick.
10. Clean off new items.
Who hates getting new plates with the sticky price tag still stuck to the front? Well, saturate the sticker with vinegar and it’ll come off smoothly.
11. Clean coffee pot.
Every once in awhile it’s a good idea to clean out the coffee pot. Fill it up with equal parts water and vinegar and run a normal cycle.
12. Clean the toilet bowl.
Pour some white vinegar right into the bowl. Let it sit for several hours and then flush!
13. Clean off candle wax..
It could be on a candle holder or directly on your mantle. Soften the wax with a hair dryer and remove the rest with a vinegar-soaked cloth.
14.Clean the dishwasher.
Fill a bowl or cup with vinegar and place it in the top rack. Run a normal cycle for a clean and fresh dishwasher.
15. Clean your teakettle.
Boil 3 cups of vinegar right inside of it for 5 minutes. Let it completely cool off and rest overnight before rinsing. It’ll remove the lime and mineral deposits.