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Cleaning with Vinegar
by Miss Attention Span (miss_c667)
at March 6th, 2006 (07:31 pm)






(Unless otherwise stated, these refer to white vinegar)

Windows
A 50/50 Solution of Vinegar and Water in a spray bottle can be used to clean windows. Buff dry with scrunched up newspaper.

Vinyl Covered Floors
A neat vinegar solution can be sprayed on the floor, in place of a chemical cleaner.

Carpets
Neat vinegar on a clean white cloth applied to small stains and spots. This will dissolve most substances except for waxy stains

Ovens
After cleaning the inside of the oven, wipe down with vinegar to neutralise the smell.

Microwaves
Put 1 Tblsp of vinegar, one cup of warm water and 1 or 2 drops of washing up liquid in a small microwave safe bowl. Put it in the microwave on high for 3-4 minutes and let stand for 15 minutes. Then wipe the microwave out with a damp sponge.

Grout
Pour on neat, leave to stand for a few minutes then scrub with a toothbrush.

Plug holes
Mix with Baking Soda and pour down the drain as a degreaser and deodouriser.

General Kitchen and Bathroom
A neat solution can be used to clean just about any surface, including inside the fridge. It kills about 80% of germs and neutralises odurs.



Stain Removal
Spray stains with the 50/50 solution before putting in the Washing Machine.

Chewing Gum Removal
Saturate the area with vinegar. If the vinegar is heated, it will work faster.

Heavily Dyed Clothes
Add 1/2 cup to the drawer to prevent fading.

Deodorant Marks
To remove the solid residue left by deodorants on the underarm of a shirt, soak the area in white vinegar, then wash as usual.

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