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Surprising Household Cleaning Uses for Vinegar

March 20, 2019, Author: ParkAve Blog

When it comes to cleaning multi-taskers and powerhouses, vinegar is in a class of its own. From green household cleaning to caring for your plants outside, vinegar is both inexpensive and incredibly effective. If you’re ready to explore what a single gallon of white vinegar can do for your home, check out these surprising uses for vinegar for household cleaning!

Surprising Household Cleaning Uses for Vinegar

  • Weed Killer: Vinegar is powerful enough to kill weeds and plants that you aren’t interested in killing, so you should apply it carefully on the leaves of the plant you are trying to get rid of. For the maximum impact, you should use white vinegar on a day that is dry and sunny to get the most out of the product.
  • Dishwasher Cleaner: Once a year, you should place a cup of white vinegar directly into an empty dishwasher. Run the dishwasher for a short cycle to remove any lime and soap build-up that stops your appliance from working as effectively as possible.
  • Tile Cleaning: When you see grungy or dirty tile, grout and caulk, your first instinct is probably to grab the bleach. However, white vinegar is strong enough to clean and whiten both grout and tiles. It’s also safer than chlorine bleach, especially if your house has a septic tank. Use undiluted white vinegar in a spray bottle to spray down the affected grout and tiles. Let things soak for at least an hour and scrub with a brush.
  • All-Purpose Laundry Cleaning: Vinegar is an awesome tool for laundry. If you have any stains like grass, deodorant, ketchup or mustard, try spraying white vinegar on it before washing. If you have white clothes that look dingy, soak them in vinegar before cleaning them. Never use vinegar when you are also using bleach, as it creates a dangerous gas that can be toxic.
  • Coffee Booster: Descale your coffee maker once a month with diluted vinegar. Run an extra cycle of water afterward to make sure that your coffee doesn’t taste like vinegar!
  • Microwave Cleaning: Place some white vinegar into a small bowl and microwave it for a few minutes. The steam should loosen gunk and make the inside of your microwave much easier to clean.

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