Want to save money and help the environment Why not switch to using distilled white vinegar instead of expensive cleaning products. A litre of distilled costs about £1.65 a litre and is a very adaptable cleaning product. Distilled vinegar kills germs and also acts as a disinfectant. Here are just some ways in which it can be used for household jobs and other stuff too,
Household Cleaning A couple of caps full of white vinegar in a bucket of warm water will clean a kitchen floor just as effectively as a floor cleaner – and leave no reside. For stubborn stains use dstilled vinegar neat. Also good for wiping surfaces in the kitchen and cleaning chrome taps and your kitchen sink.
Get cleaner laundry Add about 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar to the last rinse. The acid in white distilled vinegar is too mild to harm fabrics, yet strong enough to dissolve the alkalies in soaps and detergents. Besides removing soap, white distilled vinegar prevents yellowing, acts as a fabric softener and static cling reducer, and attacks mold and mildew.
Clean the microwave by mixing 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar and 1/2 cup water in a microwave-safe bowl. Bring it to a rolling boil inside the microwave. Baked-on food will be loosened, and odors will disappear
Kill germs all around the bathroom with a spray of full-strength white distilled vinegar. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
To remove grime, mildew, and scum from the tub, tile, shower curtain or door, wipe with undiluted white distilled vinegar. Rinse with water.
Spray shower doors with full-strength white distilled vinegar after you’ve squeegeed the glass, or before you step in and turn on the water. It will help release the hard water deposits so they don’t remain on the glass.
Kill weeds and grass growing in unwanted places by pouring full-strength white distilled vinegar on them. This works especially well in crevices and cracks of walkways and driveways.
Preserve cut flowers and liven droopy ones by adding 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar and 1 teaspoon sugar to a quart of water in a vase.
Stop ants from congregating by pouring white distilled vinegar on the area.
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