Vinegar could be your best friend when it comes to cleaning. It’s cheap, easy to find in any store, eco-friendly and a perfect disinfectant. Grab one and follow our lead for chemical-free and effective cleaning.
Deodorise the trash can: Even though you take the trash out regularly, bad smells can stick to the trash can. Washing it, of course, helps but you can also get some help from vinegar to deodorise it. Pour some vinegar on a slice of bread and let it soak in. Put it in the bottom of your trash can and let it sit overnight. You will see the smell will be gone in the morning.
Disinfect your fridge: Regularly cleaning your fridge is important as you keep food in it. Vinegar can be very handy as it disinfects while cleaning. Grab a spray bottle and fill it with 2 parts hot water and 1 part vinegar. Shake well and you are ready! Use a soft cloth to scrub the dirt away. If you need more tips regarding cleaning and organizing your fridge you can find more information here.
Get rid of mould from walls: Especially bathrooms are quite suitable for growing mould. Thankfully it’s not a nightmare to get rid of it. This time vinegar will be accompanied by one of his natural cleaner friends: borax. Combine 2 tbsp borax, 1/4 cup vinegar and 2 cups of warm water. Mix well until the borax is dissolved. Pour it into a spray bottle and apply to the area. Scrub thoroughly and wipe clean. Spray again and let it sit for 10 minutes before wiping dry. If you are curious about what you can do with borax you can check out our previous posts about it: Genuis Borax Cleaning Hacks and Borax as Your Eco-Friendly Cleaning Product.
Make a fabric softener: Unfortunately, most fabric softeners are loaded with harmful chemicals. You can swap them with vinegar and naturally soften your laundry. For the next load, you can try to fill your fabric softener tray until it’s full with vinegar and run the load.
Unclog your drain: It’s very annoying to have a clogged drain. Before trying chemical products to unclog it maybe you can give vinegar a chance. Dump 1/2 cup of baking soda in the drain and pour 1 cup of vinegar over it. Once it stops foaming wash it with hot water.
Remove hand stank: This is a brilliant tip. You can remove most of the strong odours stuck on your hands such as onion, garlic, meat, fish or spices. Wash your hands with soap and water and then rinse with vinegar.
Even though vinegar is a great natural cleaning product you have to be careful about a few things:
* Never mix vinegar with ammonia. It’s extremely dangerous.
* Never use white distilled vinegar on stone surfaces. The acid will likely damage the surface.
* White vinegar, distilled white vinegar and full-strength vinegar are for the cleaning, don’t mix them with cooking purpose ones.