Cleaning With Vinegar

Cleaning with vinegar is one of the most popular. There so many uses for vinegar when it comes to cleaning. Not only does vinegar cleans the basic things around the house, It also disinfects. cuts grease, and removes stains.

The many uses for cleaning with vinegar:

Use White Distilled Vinegar unless otherwise stated!

Vinegar needs to be tested on small area first!


Window Cleaner  


Clean your window to a streak free shine. By using one part water to one part vinegar, you will have a great window cleaner without all spending too much.

Another recipe for window cleaner is: One cup rubbing alcohol, One cup water and one tablespoon of vinegar. The rubbing alcohol will help dry windows faster. But have caution, Rubbing alcohol is flammable. Store in cool place and keep away from flames.

Some tips:

  • Using a newspaper instead of paper towels will save not only money and recycle the paper, but will also help keep your windows lent free from using paper towel.
  • Clean windows in the shade. The sun’s heat will cause windows to streak. If possible, clean your windows at night.

Freshen up that Toilet Bowl  


The acetic acid in vinegar kills viruses, germs and bacteria. One to three cup of vinegar in the bowl and let stand for 30 minutes before flushing will help fight germs. It will also help fight those water rings and those tough mineral deposits. And give your bowl and bathroom a fresh clean scent.

Some tips:

  • Company coming and don’t have time to clean?  Give your bowl and bathroom a quick fresh up. Add one cup of vinegar, a quick brushing and wait 5 minutes, give it another quick brushing, then flush.

Before going to bed, add 3 cups of vinegar, give it a quick brushing and let it sit overnight. This will help deodorize and fight germ while you sleep. In the morning, give a quick brushing, then flush.

Shine Stainless Steel and Chrome


Dampen a clean soft cloth or sponge with vinegar and wipe away dirt and smudge from your stainless steel appliance. Many appliances come in stainless steel now, Stoves, Refrigerators, Toasters, and now even Counter Tops.  It works wonders on chrome and your ceramic fixtures as well.

Some tips:

  • Use sparingly. Vinegar goes a long way. If you use too much, buff over with a clean dry cloth.
  • Test a small area first.
  • If real dirty, you may need to use a little more vinegar.


Furniture Polish


Mix equal part of vinegar with Olive Oil to make a great furniture polish. Vegetable Oil works great too but I recommend Olive Oil. Olive Oil will help remove water rings. Apply with a clean soft cloth and you a buffing motion to wipe clean.

Some tips:

  • Test small area first.


Unclogging Drains


Vinegar and baking soda will break down grease and fat that is most common with clogged drains.

Pour one cup of baking soda down the drain. Then one cup of heated vinegar. There will be a fizzing. It is a normal reaction. Wait 15 minutes. Pour approximately one quart of water down the drain to rinse.

See more uses for baking soda… “Cleaning with Baking Soda”

Some tips:

  • Stubborn clogs may need another cycle. Or you can leave it sit over night. Then, in the morning, rinse.
  • Heat vinegar only until it is warm. Do not overheat.


Keep Ants Away


Mix equal parts of vinegar to water in a spray bottle. This makes a great ant repellent. Spray were ant are seen or where they can come in. Great places are: Countertops, door seals, windows, baseboards, appliances and floors.

With vinegar being great for killing germs, you will be cleaning, disinfecting and keeping those annoying ants away.

Some tips:

  • if ant problem is severe, try using vinegar full strength.
  • vinegar may damage some surfaces, test area first.


Tub and Tile Film


Wipe down your tub and tile with vinegar. Rinse with warm water.  Vinegar will help eliminate that stubborn film our showers and baths leave behind.

Vinegar is great for the shower curtain too. Add to a wash on gentle cycle, and add approximately one cups of vinegar to the wash. Great on mildew and soap grime. Tumble dry on low setting.

Some tips:

  • after wiping with vinegar, wipe down with baking soda before the rinse. This will give you an added help.
  • When washing the shower curtain, add a bath towel to the load. This will keep the curtain from balling up.

Shower Head  


Pour vinegar in a freezer bag or storage bag, place over shower head, tie with a rubber band or tie, let sit over night. In the morning, just rinse with water.  This will help eliminate hard water deposit, soap scum film and help your shower head spray better.

If your shower head is clogged, boil it clean. Unscrew the shower head and remove the rubber rings. Place in pan with equal parts vinegar and water. Bring to a boil then simmer for 5-10 minutes. Cool. Rinse clean and then replace.


Dish Washer


Place a small bowl of vinegar on the bottom shelf of an empty washer and run a cycle. This will help disinfect your washer.

Some tips:

  • While hand washing your dishes, place 1/2 cup of vinegar in the rinse water. This will help keep glasses spotless and also helps disinfect the dishes.
  • Or place a couple tablespoons of vinegar into your hot soapy wash water.




Here’s some helpful tips for laundry:

Pop, wine stains and deodorant stains – sponge vinegar on the stain and rub it in. This works great with polyester, cotton, and permanent press. Try adding vinegar on stain as soon as possible. Then launder as normal.

Gym clothesBy adding a cup of vinegar to your wash, it will eliminate the sweat smell from those smelly gym clothes.

Front Loaders – Add 1/2 cup of vinegar and 1/2 cup of water to your detergent drawer and run normal cycle. Afterwards, Wipe down the rubber seal on the door and leave the door open to air it out.

Top Loaders – Add 1/2 cup of vinegar and 1/2 cup of water to your wash basin. Run normal cycle. And leave door open to air it out.


Coffee Pots


Mix equal parts of vinegar with water. Add to water chamber. Run coffee pot brewing cycle. This will keep the inside of your machine clean, removing hard water deposits and mineral deposits from the inside. After running a brewing cycle, run clean water through several times. Removing the vinegar from the machine.


Cutting Boards


Eliminate the smells of onions and other products from your cutting boards with vinegar. Sponge vinegar in board and rinse. This is great for disinfecting the board after cutting chicken. Great for those onion smells from your hands too. Just by rubbing a little amount on hands and rinse clean.


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