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Here are 10 uses of Vinegar for your everyday cleaning.
Cleaning SilverwareClean your silvers – including your silver jewelries – by soaking them in ½ cup of white vinegar and 2 tablespoons of baking soda for two to three hours. After that, rinse with cold water and dry thoroughly with soft cloth. This is much better than using chemical-based cleansers.
Bring The Shine Back In Chrome and Stainless SteelStainless Steel and chrome will gather up scum and grime overtime. Keeping its brightness is a bit tricky. You can use an undiluted mist of white vinegar from a recycled spray bottle. Buff with a soft cloth to bring out the shine.
Deodorize Lunch BoxesMy kid brings lunch in school every day. Sometimes, if the food smell is too strong, it stays with the lunch box even after several washes. Get a slice of white bread soaked in vinegar and leave it in the lunch box overnight. The foul smell will be gone by morning.
Remove Water Rings On Wood FurnitureDid your family suddenly forget to use coasters? Seeing circles on your tables? Mix equal parts of vinegar and olive oil. Apply it using a soft cloth rubbing along the wood grain. Another clean, soft cloth will bring out the shine.
Clean Counter TopsClean countertops with a cloth soaked in white vinegar. It will not only leave a sweet smell, but it will deter ants from crawling on it.
Cutting Board DisinfectantMeat and fish may leave unwanted germs and microbes on your cutting board even after washing it. Wipe it clean with pure white vinegar to disinfect it.
Clean Microwave OvenTired of the messy spills and spats on your microwave oven’s walls? Place a glass bowl with ¼ cup vinegar and ½ cup water and let it run in highest setting for 5 minutes. Dip a sponge or clothe in the cooled bowl and wipe away the stains on the interior walls.
Remove Fish Odor On Your HandsIf you’re a hands on mom, you’ll probably get your hands smelling awful after preparing fresh fish and spices. Rub a small amount of vinegar on your hands before and after cleaning your fish. Finish of by washing with your favorite soap.
Remove Grease StainsWipe away grease and its odor with a cloth dampened in a solution of equal parts of vinegar and water.
Unclog DrainsPour ½ cup of baking soda followed by 1 cup of vinegar using a funnel. This will create a foam. Flush with hot water when the foaming subsides. Flush again with cold water after 5 minutes.
Better grab those huge bottles of white vinegar and make your cleaning safe and all natural.