How To Use Vinegar For Cleaning Purposes In The House
Vinegar is common in every kitchen. Apart from being used in cooking it has many other uses like cleaning around the house. This is how to use vinegar for cleaning purposes in the house.
Keeping brass and copper items shiny and cleaner
To keep your items like jewelry made from the above metals, one can use the following mixture. Half a cup of distilled white vinegar is mixed with a teaspoon of salt and enough flour to make a paste. The mixture is then applied on the item and left for fifteen minutes. It is then rinsed with clean water and polished with a soft dry piece of cloth. Flour is used to ensure that the mixture of salt and vinegar sticks on the metal.
Cleaning glasses and dishes
For one to get sparkling dishes and glasses, one and a half or two cups of distilled white vinegar is added to the dishwasher and washed on regular cycle with the usual amount of detergent.
Cleaning the microwave
To clean the microwave, mix a cup of water with a quarter cup of distilled white vinegar and heat it in the microwave until it forms steam. The food residue can then be wiped away leaving you with a cleaner microwave.
Cleaning the automatic coffee makers
Minerals and oil may build up on the coffee maker. To get rid of them, the reservoir is filled with white vinegar then run it through a brewing cycle. The carafe is then emptied. To rinse the vinegar, fill the reservoir with clean water and run it through the brewing cycle.
To clean your blinds, mix a cup of ammonia with half a cup of vinegar, a quarter cup of baking soda and add a gallon of warm water. Use a sponge to wipe the blind with this mixture then wipe the blinds with clean water.
Mix equal parts of water and vinegar then use this mixture to apply on the windows with a sponge then wipe with a squeegee.
It is common for water minerals to build up in the showerheads. Put a cup of vinegar in a storage bag and tie it on the showerhead so that you soak it. Let it stay overnight then remove the bag and run the shower to rinse it.
Shower doors and bathtub films
Shower doors are wiped with a sponge that has been soaked in white vinegar. For the bathtub film, one can wipe with vinegar first then wipe with baking soda then finish by rinsing away the grime with clear water.
Get rid of wine stains
This is for materials made of cotton, or a mixture of cotton and polyester and the other permanent press fabrics. Dab a sponge soaked in vinegar directly on the stain until it fades away. The cloth can then be washed as per its instructions.
Soap and detergent residue remains on clothes even after rinsing with clean water. A cup of vinegar is added to the final rinsing water. For blankets and other heavy items, one can use two cups of white vinegar.