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The Many Ways to Use Vinegar for Natural House Cleaning

A clean house makes everyone happier. It seems as though everyone is in a better mood when the house is clean. However, cleaning with lots of chemicals all the time can give you a headache, literally. Sometimes you need a chemical based cleaning solution to get the job done, but other times a natural house cleaning alternative might get the job done just as well. When it comes to natural house cleaning products, vinegar is at the top of the list. Here are the many ways to use vinegar for natural house cleaning.

Brighter Windows

Vinegar is a great window cleaner. It doesn’t leave any streaks and it gets tough smudges or smears off. Mix equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle and spray your windows. Then wipe with a paper towel. Or use a sponge and wet your entire window then use a squeegee to take it off. 

Clean Blinds

Clean greasy, grimy blinds with vinegar to restore them to their former glory. Use equal parts vinegar and water, then soak your blinds in the mixture or use a sponge to wipe the blinds down. Then rinse the blinds with clean water. 

Kill Unwanted Plants

Forget harmful chemicals in weed killers. Use vinegar to get the job done. All you need to do is apply white distilled vinegar on weeds or unwanted grass. This is a much more natural way to kill weeds or other plants. It takes a little longer to work because it’s not quite as strong as other weed killers. Just apply the vinegar as needed and the unwanted plants will die. 

Microwave Cleaning

Hard stuck on food is really hard to scrape off of a microwave. Boil ¼ cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water in the microwave. Then wait until you see steam on the window. Once there’s steam, the food can be easily wiped off. Use a rag and wipe down the microwave. The crusty stuck on food should come off really easily. 

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Spot Free Dishes

Do your dishes come out with residue and spots? Vinegar is the answer. Put about 2 cups of vinegar at the bottom of your dishwasher and wash as you normally would. You’ll notice that your dishes come out sparkling! This is one of the favorite things to do with vinegar when it comes to natural house cleaning. 

Shower Film

Showers and bathtubs get coated in a film from shampoo and hard water. Vinegar gets rid of all that grime. Pour white distilled vinegar all over your bathtub or shower. Then pour baking soda on top of that. It’ll start to bubble and work on all that grime. After about 30 minutes turn on the faucet or shower head and rinse everything out. You should notice all the grime and gunk washing down the drain. 

Unclog Shower Heads

People that have hard water will love this natural house cleaning solution. Hard water buildup can clog shower heads so that barely a trickle of water comes out. Put a cup of vinegar in a plastic bag then put your shower head in the bag. The shower head should be totally submerged in the vinegar. Leave the shower head in the vinegar overnight then turn the shower head on to rinse it out. Your water pressure will be back to normal! 

Summing Up

These are only a few of the things you can do with vinegar, there is so much more!  Natural house cleaning lets you clean efficiently without all the harmful chemicals. Vinegar is a great way to go to clean everything to your satisfaction. Try these natural house cleaning methods with vinegar to see how much of a difference they can make for you. 

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Denali Gillen

I am a farmer’s wife living a farmer’s life. I love having wide open spaces and plenty of space to raise a family. Making the most out of outdoor spaces is something I never get tired of!

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