Natural Alternatives for cleaning 10 Uses for Vinegar

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Natural Alternatives for cleaning 10 Uses for Vinegar

I am always looking for natural alternatives to cleaning without using harsh chemicals. I have found vinegar to be a great solution. I always have a bottle ready to use at my house. Here are 10 places you can use vinegar to help you around your home.

  1. Dishwasher Does your glassware come out of the dishwasher with a thin milky or hard water stains? Add ½ cup of distilled white vinegar to a small glass on the top shelf of your dishwasher. Run the cycle normally with the glass upright and your glassware should sparkle!
  2. Toilet Vinegar is a great substitute for bleach in your toilet. Pour 1 cup of vinegar in your toilet and let sit about 5 minutes before flushing. This can also help remove toilet rings with light scrubbing.
  3. Bathtub Remove everything from your shower and rinse it down. Then, use a sponge soaked in vinegar to disinfect the tub. Rinse again.
  4. Shower Curtain While you’re cleaning out your bathtub, you might as well disinfect your shower curtain. Using a spray bottle, spray vinegar to remove soapy, discolored, or mildew filth from your curtain. Wipe clean then rinse with water.
  5. Ants Vinegar is a natural ant repellent. Use a spray bottle filled with vinegar to spray down problem ant areas. Learn more about natural bug repellents here.
  6. Grease Vinegar cuts through grease. Use a sponge soaked in vinegar to scrub off new messes or soak items in a bath of vinegar for at least 20 minutes for tougher ones.
  7. Weeds Vinegar kills many types of grass and weeds. If you have unwanted plants growing out of your sidewalk or driveway, try dousing them with vinegar before resorting to harmful weed killers.
  8. Chrome and Stainless Steel Just as vinegar can help make your glasses shine, it can also be a chrome and stainless steel polisher. Dip a soft cloth in vinegar and wipe clean.
  9. Coffee Maker If your coffee is tasting stale, fill your reservoir with vinegar and run it through a cycle. Once finished, run 2 cycles of just water to rinse.
  10. Washing Machine To deodorize and disinfect your washing machine, pour two cups of distilled white vinegar and 1 cup of baking soda into your machine and run it empty on the hottest cycle. Use a toothbrush dipped in vinegar to scrub away any grime from your machine.

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Debbie Reynolds
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I buy vinegar by the gallons an use for all kinds of cleaning projects. I keep a spray bottle, 5 to 1 with water in the shower to keep it clean.

Apr 28, 2017 08:26 PM #8
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Lou, thanks for stopping by enjoy the read later. I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Apr 29, 2017 07:24 AM #9
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Debbie, thanks for sharing the great tip on vinegar I am going to try this. I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Apr 29, 2017 07:25 AM #10
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Pat, what a great post, and using vinegar is so natural, and much less expensive than normal cleaning supplies.

Apr 30, 2017 06:36 AM #11
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Thank you very much for sharing these suggestions. I will schedule a June reblog.

Apr 30, 2017 08:41 AM #12
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Hi Pat,  thanks for these useful cleaning tips.  We use vinegar for many of these same things.  I'm going to try some of these other tips too.

Apr 30, 2017 11:30 PM #13
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Joan, thanks for stopping by I hope you have a great week ahead.

May 01, 2017 06:04 AM #14
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Roy, thanks you so much. I hope you have a great week ahead.

May 01, 2017 06:05 AM #15
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Pat

These are so useful, came back to reread, thanks and cheers cvc

May 04, 2017 01:31 PM #16
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Curtis, thank you for stopping by I hope you enjoy the week ahead.

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Great uses, some I knew but some will come in useful. I know I need to mix some up to clean my grill outside and cut through the grease and dirt. Not looking forward to it, but I think that is this weekends project.

May 12, 2017 07:42 AM #18
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Nick and Trudy, thanks for the reminder about the grill I too need to do this. Thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoy the weekend.

May 12, 2017 01:48 PM #19
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I have been using vinegar to kill weeds.

Have an outstanding weekend.

May 13, 2017 09:04 AM #20
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Roy, I have been using it to kill ants. Thanks for stopping by I hope you have a great afternoon.

May 16, 2017 09:18 AM #21
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I just love this. There are so many natural products that clean. My recent find was food grade hydrogen peroxide.  I use it for cleaning food, disinfectant, bathing and so much more!

May 19, 2017 09:53 AM #22
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Kathleen, you are right peroxide is a great alternative and has many uses. Thanks for stopping by I hope you have a great weekend.

May 20, 2017 08:05 AM #23
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Good morning Pat. This is excellent. I recently read about using vinegar to kill grass and weeds and bought some just yesterday for my driveway.

Jun 07, 2017 05:05 AM #24
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Sheila, I love using vinegar for cleaning I use it to mop my tile floors. Thanks for stopping by I hope you have a great day.

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Pat,

 How appropriate we just cleaned out our refrigerator and used vinegar and Dawn! It looks like new!

Jun 11, 2017 02:04 PM #26
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Yolanda, dawn does work well with vinegar I am going to have to use this tip. Thanks for stopping by  I hope you have a great day.

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