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10 Ways to Clean with Vinegar

Published on NewsOK Published: March 20, 2013

Shower and tub cleaner: Mix vinegar and dish soap in one of those reservoir-handled scrub pads. It makes for convenient daily shower or tub cleaning.

DIY scrubbing cleanser: You can make your own slightly gritty soft-scrubbing cleanser. Mix a paste of 1/4 cup baking soda, 1 TBS ecological dish detergent, and enough white vinegar to moisten the whole thing. A word of advice: After you scrub with this mixture, wipe it off with a rag, then spray the surface with water and wipe again. Otherwise, you could end up with a film on the surface.

Remove lime scale from a shower head: Lose lime scale from your shower head with this one easy trick. Put some vinegar in a plastic bag, then cover the shower head with the plastic bag. Leave it for a couple hours, then remove the bag. I have seen this method recommended by everyone from professional plumbers to DIY bloggers.

Clean Jacuzzi tub jets: Oh, hey, Jacuzzi owner! Are the jets in your tub diggety-dirty? Soak the whole tub in a vinegar and water mixture, and then run the jets for 5 minutes. Drain the tub.

Scrub tile grout with vinegar: Work a paste of vinegar and baking soda in circles with a stiff nylon-bristled brush. The poultice of vinegar and baking soda is recommended by Denver tile contractor KMS Woodworks.

Clean small kitchen appliances: If you don't want to get toxic cleaning solutions near your food prep appliances, a vinegar and water solution in a spray bottle is an edible alternative.

Eco-hack a wet mop: You know those mops that spray a chemical solution, and then you mop up the chemical solution with a disposable mop pad? So you can eco-hack those. Instead of disposable pads, you can use rags. And you can fill the cleaning solution jug with vinegar.

Do you have great tips for cleaning with vinegar? Share them!

Chaya Kurtz writes for

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