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By: Kastle Klean Janitorial  09-12-2011
Keywords: Cleaning Products

Vinegar isn’t just for salad dressings (although it’s great for that too!).

This powerful liquid can do just about anything your roster of cleaning products can, and at a fraction of a cost.

From making cut flowers last longer to ridding our boots of salt stains, our favourite household staple is a powerful ally to any cleaning regimen.

Here are a favourite ways to use it.

Clean Your Windows

A smidgen of white vinegar can clean your windows as well as any commercial cleaner. Mix 1 cup of water with 1/8 cup of white vinegar and put them in a spray bottle and use it just like you would use your normal window cleaner.

Keep Cut Flowers Fresh

Keep your cut flowers looking fresh with a combination of two tablespoons of white vinegar and two tablespoons of sugar. Simply add the mix to two cups of water in your vase, and your bouquet will look better for longer.

Remove Salt Stains from Boots
Use Vinegar as a Natural Fabric Softener

Skip the harsh perfumes of most fabric softeners and opt for 3/4 of a cup of white vinegar in your rinse cycle. Your clothes will come out soft and scent-free. (And they won’t smell like you work in a fish and chip shop, we promise!)

Keep Cats and Dogs Away

Your cat or dog might adore napping on your sofa, but you might not love it as much. Simply spray your sofa (or anywhere you might like) with a solution of pure vinegar. Felines hate the scent and will keep far, far away.

Clean Your Brass and Copper

A combination of one teaspoon of salt dissolved in one cup of white vinegar can bring your brass and copper back to life. (Just be sure to dissolve the salt so it won’t be abrasive to the surfaces.)

Poach Perfect Eggs

Who knew? Two tablespoons of white vinegar to your poaching water ensures that the egg whites will firm up faster.

Clean Your Coffee Maker

Vinegar can quickly rid your coffee pot of built-up stains. Just add a cup to your percolator (with no coffee) and run it through a regular cycle, or add a cup of boiling vinegar to your glass percolator and let sit.

Remove Mildew from Clothes

Mildew can make your clothes smell terrible, but put them through a hot wash cycle with a cup of vinegar and a teaspoon of baking soda, and the mildew will disappear in no time.

Banish Onion-Scented Hands

Before and after cutting an onion, garlic or any other strong-smelling foods, rub vinegar on your hands to keep them scent-free.


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