During this Quarantine period, we cleaned our home on our own. Here are some easy tips that you can apply on your cleaning method. Vinegar’s acidity is what makes it such a good cleaner. As a household cleaner, vinegar can be used to do anything from removing stains, to unclogging drains, to disinfecting, to deodorizing. You can use it undiluted, combined with different household objects. Here is some methods to use vinegar perfectly:
1. Equal parts of water and vinegar:
Spray this mixture on kitchen and bathroom countertops, toilet surfaces, tile, flooring and almost any smooth surface you wish. Wipe it up with a paper towel or sponge. Vinegar and water solutions can help eliminate dirt, soap scum, sticky spills and hard water
2. Add dish soap for persistent stains on carpet:
If the vinegar and water solution isn’t getting rid of a carpet stain, add a teaspoon of mild dish soap to the spray bottle. Give it a shake, then spray it directly onto the stain. Allow it to soak for about two minutes, then gently blot at the spill with a clean towel or sponge.
3. To clean microwaves and ovens:
Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour them into a heat-safe bowl. Place the bowl in your microwave or conventional oven. Microwave or heat the solution long enough to bring it to a boil. Let it cool down a bit before you open the door. Odours will be eliminated and splattered food will be loosened and easy to wipe away.
4. Clean brass with a table salt and vinegar scrub:
Immerse a sponge in white vinegar, then wring out the excess liquid. Sprinkle table salt evenly over one side of the sponge. Gently scrub brass surfaces with the mixture. Rinse the area thoroughly with clean water, then dry it with a soft towel.
5. Clean metal surfaces with a vinegar, salt and flour paste:
Use this paste on silver, pewter, copper, or brass. Combine 1-teaspoon salt with 1 cup of vinegar. Add ¼ cup of flour and stir until a paste forms. Apply the paste to the metal surface and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water and then polish the surface with a clean cloth.