Use Vinegar to Keep Your Home Clean and Green.

How to Replace lots of your Store Bought Chemical cleaning products with White Vinegar. It kills Mould, Bacteria and Germs. It doesn’t give off any harmful chemical odours, it’s a lot cheaper and environmentally friendly too .


White distilled vinegar is now thought of as a very popular household cleanser , effective for killing most bacteria, germs and mould , due to its level of acidity. Cleaning with white distilled vinegar is a smart way to avoid using brutal chemicals.


Solid Wood Floors .

Hardwood flooring professionals will tell you don’t put anything on your floors but vinegar and water. Mix 1 cup of white vinegar with 3 cups of water. You already know to make sure the floor has been first. Then use the water and vinegar mix on the mop head or, use a terry towel soaked in the vinegar and water . Wrap this around the head of a swiffer. Wash and let dry.


Mirrors and Glass  .

Add one cup vinegar to 3 cups of hot water. Clean the window or mirror well, then just before dry. Sprinkle some vinegar directly onto a clean dryA dust free cloth and polish, for a smear free shine. It works great on crystal too .



As a rinse agent for getting rid of scum and lime scale build up, vinegar can be rather useful. Run a cup of vinegar through the dish washing machine once a month to clean it and remove Soap scum. Switch the empty dishwasher to a short cycle, let it run for around 5 minutes, open the door and pour in the vinegar, then just let it finish . You will bevery happy with how clean your dishwasher is. This will save on buying de scaling tablets or using salt and vinegar works better all the time .


Coffee makers

Depending on how often you clean your coffee maker , you may need to run vinegar through it a few times to completely remove the stains and residue . After you are finished don’t forget to run clean water through your coffee maker to remove any traces of vinegar . Use warm water and vinegar to clean your coffee pot. If the pot is really coated in film or coffee has accidentally been burned in it. Fill the pot with vinegar/water using half vinegar and half hot water, leave all night . the next morning wash the pot in hot soapy water.


Shower Head Scaled Up?

Shower Head blocked with scale? . Make up a mixture of 2 cups vinegar and 2 cups warm water in a jug. Put the shower head into the jug of vinegar and water and leave for two hours . If the shower head is fixed to the wall. Put the water and vinegar in a plastic bag and tape it around the shower head or use a rubber band. Let it soak for at least an hour. Spray vinegar on the shower walls after a to rinse off soap scum from the tiles. An old trigger type bottle is great for this.


Washing Machines.

Replace your wasteful and enviromentally unfriendly fabric softener with clear distilled vinegar in your washing machine. It will soften the clothes just as well because, it is soap residue and scum that make clothes hard and vinegar removes soap scum and residue. Pour the distilled vinegar into detergent drawer wherever you normally pour fabric softener, ½ to 1 cup is fine, but don’t worry about overfilling it . The vinegar is de scaling your washing machine anyway, so it is doing good .


Cleaning copper.

Did you know you can Clean spotted copper with vinegar and salt? Use a paste made of salt and vinegar. Pour some salt into a container and add some vinegar just a few drops at a time. You are aiming to make a paste. Stir up the mixture, if it is too runny then add more salt. Now rub the paste onto the dull or faded copper. Let sit for a moment and polish off with a clean dry cloth.


Lime Scale On Toilets,Baths and basins .

Remove Lime scale on baths, basins, toilets. Just soak a cloth in pure vinegar and lay it on to the lime scale stain, leave overnight, rinse and repeat if required. Or, use a paste of 1 teaspoon white vinegar and 2 tablespoons salt. Apply the mixture to the lime build-up, let sit over night and rinse away.


Anti electrostatic for use with your Tumble Dryer.

Keep a trigger spray bottle with some vinegar in it, near your Tumble Dryer. Instead of using anti static sheets. Load your laundry into the dryer as normal and before closing the door/lid, spray 2 or 3 good squirts of vinegar on to the laundry . No more awful static.



Here is a Tip from a Dental Technician . If you have any kind of dentures, storing them overnight in a weak vinegar solution keeps them disinfected and clean.



Pour clear distilled vinegar onto your hair at the beginning of your shower. Massage in and rinse off when finishing your shower. Do this 4 or 5 minutes before you shower, then wash your hair as you normally would, while showering. You will see a difference within a week or so. Let it sit on your scalp and then wash your hair as normal.


Vinegar can be used to safely clean just about anything in your home. It is is one of the oldest cleaning products. Simply pour full-strength white vinegar into a trigger spray bottle and you are ready to tackle most soiled surfaces around your home . Hold the spray trigger bottle 15 – 20 cm (6 – 8″) away from the soiled surface, spray, and then wipe clean with a clean cloth or paper towel.


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