DIY Cleaning Your Home With Vinegar
Did you know that vinegar has many uses, and one of them is that it can be used to clean your home? Vinegar has many advantages including being cheap, natural and very good at removing dirt, if you just put some energy into your DIY cleaning project. We’ll provide you with some tips to make the whole process easier for you.
Although there are different kinds of vinegar, the one you will want to use is the white type.
Another advantage it has is that it’s not as harsh as many of the other chemicals you can end up using, and you may want to consider using this for your refrigerator, where all your foods is stored, and avoid your food getting in contact with these chemicals. You can use a 50-50 ratio of vinegar to water to clean the surfaces and wipe up spills inside your fridge.
It can also be used for the drain by finding a scrub brush so small it is able to go in the disposal. Pour vinegar on it as well as a bit of baking soda. You can even pour baking soda down the drain, and pour a glass of household vinegar in it afterwards as this can act as a preventive measure to minimize the risk of build up. It is so good that you can even use it to clean your cutting boards, but remember to rinse them afterwards.
It can also be used for cleaning other surfaces such as those of the microwave. One of the best tips to DIY clean a microwave is to pour 50-50 vinegar to water in a bowl, microwave it until it boils, and you’ll now easily be able to wipe off everything in there. What you need to remember is that you don’t want to clean anything made of natural stone using vinegar as its acidity can damage it.
So you’ve spent a lot of time and money remodeling your bathroom, now you want to maintain it properly also. We’ve gathered a list of tips to specifically clean your bathroom too. White vinegar can also be used to clean a lot of the surfaces in your bathroom, including a lot of tile surfaces.
For the toilet, you can simply pour some vinegar into the toilet, leave it over night and you will wake up to a completely different toilet. The higher the ratio, the harsher the job it will be able to handle. Generally, the higher the concentration you’re using, the better its cleaning-power.
The same as with the microwave, by heating up the vinegar, you can get a really good deep-clean in the shower. Use the hot solution on the shower’s walls and doors, and do it a couple of times with some minutes in between each wipe down.
A 50-50 ratio solution can be used on many surfaces, including those made of glass, and can be used to clean floors the natural way and easily remove dirt. Got bad odors? Wet the place with the bad odors with vinegar, add baking soda and use a brush against the smelly spot. When it’s been left and has dried, you just vacuum the remainders.
When you’re cleaning the floor, you will generally want to use about .5 cup of vinegar per gallon of water.
Vinegar can also be used for an air freshener, window cleaner, all-purpose cleaning solution and disinfectant for surfaces that naturally get a lot of germs.
Although keeping your home clean is a thing you need to take seriously, you also need to take a minute once in a while and ask yourself if perhaps it would be a good idea to update certain aspects of the house with a remodel.