What’s the best and safest cleaner for your home? Vinegar. You can use vinegar on just about anything. Stop buying those pricey, use specific cleaners and get a big ole bottle of vinegar. Hate the smell? Grab a bottle of your favorite essential oil. I like tea tree oil, lavender oil and sweet orange oil. This will be an ongoing series with 5 tips posted at a time. There are so very many uses for white distilled vinegar, they can’t possibly be all listed in one post! So here we go…
Destroy the Weeds. Pour full strength on sidewalks and driveways. Be careful and keep in mind, this will kill anything green so definately avoid your garden!
Mop the Floors. Add one cup of vinegar to your bucket of mop water. Once it dries, the vinegar smell will disappear. If desired, add a drop or two of essential oil, I like sweet orange oil, it leaves a nice, clean, citrusy smell.
In the Microwave. Add 1/4 cup of vinegar to 1 cup of water in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for about 5 minutes. This will eliminate odors and soften food splatters so you can easily wipe them right off.
Deodorize that Drain. Pour 1 cup of baking soda, followed by 1 cup of hot distilled vinegar. After 5 minutes run hot water down the drain.
Zap the Stains. Get rid of ketchup, bbq or spaghetti stains using white distilled vinegar and water.