Rather than investing your precious pennies in buying all those expensive cleaning items out there, better look around your kitchen and utilize what you have got smartly. Vinegar, being an inexpensive and all-time-available item, can be the best cleaning aid as you can use it as an all-purpose cleaner, a shower spray, a perfect glass cleaner, a fabric softener, and very effective pet urine cleaner. We have compiled some of the best vinegar cleaning hacks for you.
To prepare a DIY all-purpose cleaner, you need to take 2 cups of water, around half a cup of white vinegar, 1 tablespoon of any dishwashing soap available at your home and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Now taking the exact quantities of each item, mix them into a spray bottle and spray on the surface that needs cleaning. Use a soft microfiber cloth to wipe the mixture off. Change is visible!
To kill mold with vinegar, take a quarter cup of baking soda and mix two tbsp of vinegar. Make a paste and apply to the moldy area to get rid of the fungus the natural way.
Other than this, vinegar is very effective in dishwashing. If you’re out of dishwashing soap and urgently need to get done with the dishes to avoid germs spreading, the best alternative to opt is your very own vinegar. Simply use one cup of white vinegar and add around half a cup of baking soda in it to form a thick mixture that resembles the dishwashing liquid. Now start washing your dishes and get rid of all those stains and grease.
This one is the simplest and very effective. Glass cleaning needs full attention as even a tiny spot can make the whole thing look dirty especially the windows of your house. Rather than rushing to buy the expensive items such as glass cleaning and polishing liquids you better look out for more pocket-friendly and easier ways out. Simply grab the bottle of vinegar and mix 1 cup of it with a cup of water and similarly put them in a spray bottle. Now spray on the surface and with a very soft microfiber cloth, wipe off the mixture and get a clean shiny glass in the blink of an eye!
Clean Microwave With Vinegar
Cleaning microwave with vinegar is as easy as it can get. Just pour a cup of vinegar into a bowl and put the bowl in the microwave. Now microwave it on high heat for 3-4 minutes. After this, keep the door closed as the steam would loosen up all the baked up food inside. Now, open the microwave and use a dish towel to wipe the inside. Once you are done, you’ll have a perfectly clean microwave.
Hardwood Floor Cleaner
A very interesting thing about white vinegar is that is can act as the best hardwood floor cleaner. If you have got some stubborn stains on your wooden floor, all you have to do is get hold of a cup of water, a cup of vinegar and some essential oil of your choice to prevent your floor from smelling like vinegar. Soak a cloth into the mixture and rub the stain powerfully. You will get rid of it in no time at all!
Pet Urine Cleaner
Last but not least, it can also be used to clean the stains of pet urine. You love your cat but you certainly do not love those stains on your carpet or your floor. Well, all you have to do is relax and get some baking soda, water, vinegar, and your favorite essential oil and make a mixture of these ingredients. Now put the mixture on the stain and let it stay there for a couple of minutes. Wipe clean then and see the difference for yourself of this vinegar cleaning hack!