Learn how to save hundreds of dollars off of commercial cleaning products by making your own non-toxic household cleaner from a very simple ingredient that is sitting in your pantry…White Distilled Vinegar!
Now's the time to start changing the way you look at vinegar. Yes, we all know, it does smell a little. BUT this stuff is the ultimate cleaning machine for your entire home. Vinegar will kill mold & bacteria and is non-toxic, making it safe to use around your children and pets.
A straight 5% solution of vinegar kills 99 percent of bacteria, 82 percent of mold, and 80 percent of viruses!!! To top all, it costs just pennies to make a bottle of all purpose cleaner for your home!
Here's a simple All Purpose Cleaner Recipe: In a clean spray bottle pour 1 part white vinegar to 3 parts cool tap water and shake!
Top 5 Fabulous Uses for Vinegar:
- Clean the dishwasher: Vinegar reduces soap build up, so throw a cup of vinegar in your dishwasher and let it run a full (empty) cycle once a month or so.
- Clean the coffeepot: Hard water can clog a coffeepot and cause yucky buildup inside it. To remedy this, pour 1 cup vinegar in your coffeepot, fill the rest of the way with water, then run it through a cycle as usual (without coffee grounds in the filter). Rinse the coffeepot out. Fill it with fresh water and run another cycle without coffee to rinse the inside of the coffee maker.
- Loosen food grime and clean the microwave: Place a microwave-safe bowl containing 2 cups water and 1/2 cup vinegar inside the microwave. Microwave on full power for 3-4 minutes (it needs to boil). Keep your microwave closed for a few minutes to allow the steam to loosen the grime, then open your microwave, carefully remove the bowl, and wipe clean!
- Clean windows: Mix 1 cup vinegar with 5 cups water and you’ve got a great window cleaner. If you must have blue window cleaner, just add a few drops of blue food coloring!
- Clean your ceramic tiles with a solution of ¼ cup vinegar to one gallon warm water. If the grout between the tiles is looking rough, dip a toothbrush in full strength vinegar and scrub.
This has been a guest post by Staci from Geneva, IN
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