Vinegar is an all-purpose cleaner and brightener that can
help you save a lot of money by replacing all those
cleaners, bleaches, and other expensive products in your
home. If you have white vinegar in your home, you don't need
any cleaner - trust me.
Here are 16 vinegar cleaning tips to help you have a tidy
1. Cutting Boards:
Almost all types of cutting boards can be cleaned with
vinegar. No need to mix water. Pour vinegar on the board and
rinse to clean. This will make cutting boards bright as new.
The walls and shelves of the refrigerator can be cleaned by
applying a solution of half water and half vinegar. Gently
rub the shelves and walls for a few minutes to make your
refrigerator new again.
Fill the water chamber of your coffeemaker with half water
and half vinegar. Turn on the brew cycle and let it run for
half cycle. Turn off the coffeemaker after running halfway
through and let the solution sit in the chamber for at least
one hour. After an hour, turn on the coffeemaker and
complete the cycle. Then run at least two complete cycles
with clean water. This will remove all the stains from the
Here is a nice and easy way to remove all the stains from
inside the microwave.
Fill a bowl with half water and half vinegar. Place it in
the microwave and turn it on. Let the solution boil (you
normally have to microwave it for 3 to 5 minutes). Clean the
interior of the microwave with a dry cloth.
You can clean drains easily by pouring vinegar into them.
After an hour, pour clean cold water in the drain.
Vinegar has the potential to clean almost all types of
floors except marble and wood. Fill a bucket with 75% warm
water and 25% vinegar. Clean floor with this water for a
shiny and clean floor, free from all types of stains and
After shampooing the carpet, you can use a solution of water
and vinegar to remove soap deposits. Here is how to do it.
Add half cup of vinegar in one gallon of water. Use this
solution to rinse the carpet. Make sure that you only apply
this solution after shampooing the carpet.
8. Carpet Stains:
Are you sick of stains on your carpet? Well, you can easily
get rid of all the stains from your carpet without using any
fancy carpet cleaner. Take Â¼ cup salt and add 2 tablespoons
of white vinegar. Mix them to create a mixture. Apply this
paste on the stain gently, and let it dry (leave it
overnight). Remove the paste next day.
Pouring at least a bowl of pure white vinegar in the toilet
bowl will clean it, and will make it look new. Do not use
the toilet after pouring vinegar into the bowl. It is a good
idea to leave it overnight. Clean the toilet next day to
make it tidy.
10. Wood Furniture:
Here is a nice and easy way to condition, clean and renew
your wooden furniture. Take a cup of olive oil. Add Â¼ cup
vinegar with the olive oil. You can also add a couple drops
of lemon (not necessary, though). Mix the solution and apply
it on wooden furniture. This will clean and condition all
types of wooden furniture. Refrain from using this solution
on non-wood furniture.
Vinegar is the best cleaning agent for bathrooms. It can
remove urine stains and remove all types of odors. Use
straight vinegar to clean bathroom. Just pour the vinegar on
the floor, bathtub, toilet, and at other places. Let it sit
for a few hours then clean with water. This will make your
bathroom new as ever.
12. Electrical Appliances (Including Computer):
One of the easiest ways to clean computers, printers, and
other electrical devices is to use vinegar. Create a
solution of 50/50 vinegar and water. Take a piece of cloth
and damp it in the solution. Squeeze the cloth to remove the
liquid. Use it to wipe clean the outer surface of any
electrical device. You can use the same cloth (and solution)
to clean keyboards.
13. Pen Marks:
Ballpoint pen marks on desks or even walls can be removed
with the help of vinegar. In this case, you can use straight
white vinegar to get rid of all the marks. Dip a piece of
cloth in the vinegar and rub on the area that needs to be
cleaned. Keep repeating until the mark vanishes.
14. Candle Wax:
This is one of my favorite vinegar cleaning tips that I
recently found. Vinegar and water solution can be used to
remove candle wax from all types of surfaces. Here is the
complete procedure to be followed. Use blow dryer on
its hottest setting to warm up the wax build up. Try
removing as much wax as you can with the help of tissue or a
paper towel. Warm wax can be removed easily. After the major
portion of the wax has been removed, now use vinegar and
water solution (50/50) to remove the residue and the mark.
Dip a cloth in the solution and rub on the wax. Keep
repeating until all the wax is removed.
15. Stainless Steel:
Stainless steel (and even chrome) fixtures can be cleaned
with straight white vinegar. In this case, you have to spray
vinegar on the item and then buff gently with a soft cloth
to make it shiny and bright.
16. Universal Cleaner:
Finally, here is a super-simple way to create your universal
cleaner that can be used to clean pretty much anything and
everything that you have in your home or office.
Here is how to do it.
Create a solution by adding one cup vinegar, 4 cups of warm
water, 2 teaspoons borax, up to 10 drops of any essential
oil that you have, no more than 5 drops of dish soap, and up
to 10 drops of tea tree oil.
Mix the solution and save for later use.
I hope these 16 vinegar cleaning tips will help you make
your home a much nice and clean place to live.