More Valuable Vinegar Cleaning Tips
Here are a few more vinegar cleaning tips for you to use!
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- Dish the dirt
- Add a splash of vinegar directly into your bottle of dishwashing liquid to give it a grease-fighting boost.
- Garbage Disposal Cocktail
- Throw about a dozen ice cubes followed by a cup of white vinegar into your disposal to get rid of food residue and odor.
- Clean the Machine
- Fill your washing machine tub with enough warm water for a small load, add 3 cups of vinegar, and run through the agitation cycle. Turn the machine off and let this solution sit for several hours. To rinse, let the washer run through the complete cycle. This tip will help remove built-up soap accumulation and will keep your washer clean and disinfected.
- Tea with Lime
- To remove white mineral and lime deposits from the inside of your teakettle, bring 2 cups of white vinegar to a full boil, remove from heat and let sit for a few hours, then rinse.
- Make Tracks
- Remove accumulated soap deposits from shower door tracks by filling them with straight white vinegar and letting them soak for a few hours. Use an old toothbrush and warm water to reach the bottom of the track. (Or try using a new tampon for scrubbing. It’s just the right size to fit inside the track!) Rinse with more warm water.
- Become Unglued
- Remove decals, stickers and price tags easily by saturating with straight white vinegar.
- Flower Power
- Add one tablespoon of white vinegar and two tablespoons of sugar to your vase of fresh flowers to help the blooms last longer.
- Weed Deed
- White vinegar works well to kill weeds between brick pavers and concrete sidewalks. Use it full strength in a spray bottle but make sure you aim carefully to avoid killing anything else in your yard.
- Fly Away
- To get rid of fruit flies, place a dish of white vinegar on your counter.
- Super Bowl
- This is super great vinegar cleaning tip! Sprinkle baking soda directly into your toilet, making sure to get enough around the edges to get under the rim. Add distilled white vinegar and let it foam a bit, then scrub clean. This will get your toilet brush cleaned up too! Then, dampen a soft rag with straight vinegar and use to wipe around the top and bottom of the seat.
The Usual Precautions
- Never mix vinegar and hydrogen peroxide together. This combination creates a chemical called Peracetic Acid, which is a strong corrosive and oxidizing agent and can be very harmful.
- Label and store your homemade mixtures as carefully as you would any other cleaning product, and use these vinegar cleaning tips with care.
- Always test your mixture on small, hidden areas of all surfaces and carpets to be certain there won’t be any damage or discoloration.
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