Vinegar is a natural cleanser
It can make cleaning our home much more comfortable, in addition to cleaning everything more easily, it is in some cases much better than the expensive products sold in large stores.
Today I want to show you some of its simplest uses for cleaning the house, if you want to know more about white or cleaning vinegar , keep reading this post.
Kitchen surfaces and utensils.
For cleaning the kitchen we can use vinegar since it has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties , for cleaning we will mix water and vinegar in equal parts by pouring it into a spray bottle. We can use this mixture by spraying and wiping the countertops and appliances with a cloth , thus disinfecting them. We can also use this mixture to clean different kitchen utensils such as pans, cutting boards, pots, etc.
If we have our discolored clothes, we will only have to soak them with water and two tablespoons of salt dissolved in six tablespoons of vinegar for an hour , then we will wash in the program that we normally use in the washing machine.
If by mistake you have put a can or a glass with a cold drink without using a coaster , we will discover that it has left an unpleasant ring and that no matter how many products we use, there is no way to remove it. If we want to permanently eliminate this fence, what we have to do is a compound in equal parts of vegetable oil and vinegar . With a cloth moistened with the mixture, we rub the stain in the direction of the grain of the wood and we will observe how it gradually erases.
Then we will rub the area that we have been cleaning with another dry cloth to bring out the shine to the wood.
If you have a water stain on a leather furniture or armchair , we can also make it disappear by rubbing it with a cloth soaked in vinegar.
Dishwasher, washing machine and garbage disposal.
These appliances can collect debris and start to smell bad.; We can also avoid it if we add a cup of vinegar to it in our dishwasher (we will not put it in the soap dispenser), being empty in the hot water wash cycle, in this way we will avoid bad odors.
In the case of the disposer we will empty a cup of vinegar, we will turn it on for a moment, enough for the vinegar to spread around, we will turn it off and wait between 5 and 10 minutes, we will put it back into operation but this time with the water tap open to carry waste.
For our washing machine what we have to do is fill it with warm water and pour two cups of vinegar, we will turn it off and let it act for an hour, then we will put it to wash in a normal washing cycle, this can be repeated every 2 months, we will see how the residues of the washing that originate the bad smell disappear.
If you have cutlery, crockery, jewelry, etc. silver and you have it totally matte, do not worry about it, we will prepare a Mix vinegar with two tablespoons of bicarbonate and leave what we are going to clean to soak for a quarter of an hour, then rinse it with warm water and dry it by shining it with a cotton cloth. If we have vases, tureens, etc. that we cannot put in the container where we have made the mixture, we will rub them with it and proceed as we have indicated before.
As our friends at Home and Easy Kitchen remind us, just like vinegar, baking soda has multiple properties.
Nails, nuts, bolts, etc. , anything that is metal and we have them with rust, we will put vinegar in a container and put them inside leaving them to soak with the vinegar for two hours , we will remove them after that time and we will see how the rust has disappeared, we will rinse as with water and we will dry them with a kitchen paper and How new and ready to use!
The small jets that the showers have over time become clogged with the lime of the water . If this happens to you, do not worry, the way we can eliminate the obstruction is very simple, we only have to fill a plastic bag with vinegar and we will put the shower inside, we tie the bag to the arm of the shower, we will let the vinegar act throughout the night, when we get up in the morning we will remove it and rinse the shower with hot water, you will see how the water jets that were covered have been uncovered.
Eliminate bad odors.
Odors are not easily removed and even more so in winter, but vinegar absorbs odors . To achieve this, all we have to do is spread the vinegar with a spray as if it were a traditional air freshener, if the smell persists, we will also put a glass container in the room where we want to eliminate the odors and we will leave it for a while, we will see how the bad smell that was in the room thanks to the vinegar has disappeared.
Eliminate ants and insects.
We have all suffered them at home, on the terrace, in the garden, etc. We have never known how to make them disappear, but with vinegar we can achieve it, we will place the vinegar in a spray can and we will spray where we have seen them , both inside and outside the house; I do it all around the perimeter of the house, around the frame of the windows and doors. It is a natural repellent for both ants and insects due to the strong smell that vinegar gives off.
Pipes and sinks.
A natural cleaner against mold and bacteria in pipes is vinegar , as effective as the best cleaners on the market. We can also use it to clean the sinks, the taps in our home, the tiles, etc. To remove stains or mold , sometimes we will need a second application.
Another way to disinfect the home sink is to leave a mixture that we will make of bicarbonate and vinegar to act for 15 minutes, after the time is up we will remove it with the help of hot water.
Who has not fought with them? We have all tried to remove them once when we have bought something, I have at least tried everything, but a friend told me the trick she used and since then it has been very easy to remove residue from price tags . All I do is spray the label with white vinegar , let it sit for several minutes and then clean the remains with a piece of kitchen paper, it works for all kinds of stickers that are on hard surfaces.
One of the recipes out there for us to have the crystals without any stain , we will combine a part of vinegar for five of warm water, we will spray with this mixture the crystals or mirrors that we want to clean and then we will proceed to remove it with a cloth or a rubber brush to clean windows. They will be totally transparent.
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