Aside from being one of the most common ingredients in every delicious food and delectable dishes, vinegar is also a great cleaning agent. The distilled type of vinegar do have lots of characteristics that makes it work best in terms of removing limescale and other unwanted stuff you see around your home, especially at your kitchen or bathroom.
Nowadays, white distilled vinegar and apple cider vinegar are embraced by many as a household cleaner. It effectively removes and kills most type of bacteria and germs because of its great acidic level. Some even uses this as an economical and environment friendly disinfectant at home.
Vinegar (along with baking soda and lemon) are great for cleaning purposes.
Here are some examples where you can use white vinegar as an effective alternative for commercialized products.
Cleaning your sink fixtures that have limescale build up.
Mix a teaspoon of vinegar along with 2 tablespoons of salt and you will get a paste like cleaning material. Use this to scrub off your sink.
Cleaning Mattresses And Getting Rid Of Stains
Depending on the stain, a mixture of either vinegar and baking soda or of hydrogen peroxide, liquid dish soap, salt will make your mattresses spotless. Ready your vacuum cleaner as well.
Put some vinegar in a spray bottle and spray on stained spots one at a time. Make sure they are really moist, put some baking soda on the wet spot and let it fizz. Leave to dry then vacuum up the leftovers later. This kills off the mites and remove them from deep within the mattresses.
The other mixture should 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide, a tablespoon of liquid dish soap, and 1 tablespoon of salt. Mix the ingredients to make a paste, spread it on the stains and let dry. Vacuum or scrape off later. When there’s still some left, dip a piece of cloth in hydrogen peroxide and leave on top of the stain to absorb it.
Remove beddings and mattress covers and wash them in hot water to kill dust mites.
Deodorizing and disinfecting your drain.
Pour in a cup of baking soda at the drain then add a cup of hot distilled vinegar. Letting the mixture sit for a span of 7 minutes or so will allow it to suck in the odor and few known germs and bacteria. Run hot water down the drain after said time is met to make it more effective.
Removing soap and odor that builds up from your dishwasher and washing machine.
Just pour in a cup of white distilled vinegar inside the machine. Let it run in full mode or cycle. Make sure that both machines are empty.
Remove bad odor from your newly cleaned oven.
Soak a piece of sponge into the distilled vinegar. Use the sponge for the final rinse.
Removing price tags and labels from your newly owned stuff.
If you wanted to safely remove labels and tags without damaging your shirt, pants or so, just cover the tag or label with cloth soaked in white vinegar. Leave it for a few hours and the tag and labels will peel off without hassle.
Disinfect doorknobs and other stuff around your house.
Just spray pure white distilled vinegar on the surface then wipe it dry. Aside from making it shine like a new, it kills germs and bacteria for you.
Before spraying and using vinegar as an alternative cleanser and disinfectant for your stuff at home, always remember that not all vinegar are created equal. Some are already mixed with spices and are by products of chemical mixtures. To get the full and beneficial effect, use only white distilled vinegar at home.