Day 13: How to Clean with Vinegar

Welcome back to 31 Days to Building a Cleaning Routine!

Day 13: How to Clean with Vinegar

I have written down MANY cleaner recipes I want to try this month, and vinegar is a very common ingredient. Not only is the shelf life of vinegar almost indefinite, but because of its acid nature it is self preserving.

Vinegar is a natural organic bi-product of fruits, vegetables and grains. It is therefore edible and biodegradable.  Vinegar is safe for the environment.

It is an ALL-IN-ONE Cleaner, so you don’t need to buy cleaners for different purposes; plus it is inexpensive!!

No need to wear rubber gloves – vinegar is gentle on hands.

Vinegar cleans streak free and there is no need to rinse afterward!

Safe for children – it is non-toxic!

Vinegar does have a distinct odor, but the smell dissipates quickly.

It is effective against a broad range of bacteria, reducing and slowing its growth.


You can check out the link above, or read the uses I’ve listed:


In the Kitchen

  • Use it full strength on countertops and cutting boards – it will completely remove any odors that may be lurking there. Just wipe afterwards with a damp cleaning cloth.
  • Run the dishwasher with vinegar to clean it.
  • Run a vinegar and water mix through the coffee maker to clean it.
  • Clean and deodorize microwave.
  • Clean and polish chrome and stainless steel.
  • Clean and freshen the smell of the refrigerator.

In the Laundry Room

  • Use 1 cup of vinegar for the rinse cycle of your washing machine. Clothes to come out cleaner, fresher smelling and softer.
  • Erase crayon marks from clothes.
  • Soak out blood stains.


In the Bathroomclean showerhead

  • Cut back on hard water stains (if you regularly use vinegar to wipe down your faucets, showers, and tile.
  • Clean your drains with vinegar and baking soda.
  • Wipe away mildew.
  • Clean your toothbrushes.


In the Home

  • Clean windows (I will show you how next week).
  • Daily dusting using half vinegar and half water in a spray bottle.
  • Use as a glass cleaner.
  • Clean dirt off your computer and mouse with a little vinegar and a Q-tip.


There are many, many other uses for vinegar. Just start googling!!

See you tomorrow!




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