I love vinegar and I love this website, VinegarTips.com.
I always knew that vinegar was a more “natural” way to clean certain things in my house, but I had no idea how many things I could do with vinegar! Anyone looking for an economical, natural and non-toxic way to clean should visit this website. It has over 1001 ways to use vinegar!
I have always been a little curious about what qualifications vinegar has to be used for cleaning. I checked the background on vinegartips.com and the site mentions that vinegar comes from corn. The corn is distilled into corn alcohol, which is then combined with water and nutrients. That mixture is then fermented. The high level of acidity in vinegar is what makes it so effective for killing germs and bacteria.
I mostly use vinegar for cleaning my house and certain household items. Here are a few examples of what I clean with vinegar on a regular basis. And don’t worry, the smell goes away as soon as it dries.
Counter tops, wipe down with a sponge or cloth dipped in undiluted vinegar.
Inside of refrigerator, make a half vinegar half water solution and wipe down.
Dishwasher, remove soap buildup by running empty washer with 1 cup of vinegar.
Toys, disinfect by adding splash of vinegar to soapy water.
Board books, wipe clean with vinegar then wipe with damp sponge.
Potty training accidents, clean with half vinegar half water solution.
Litterbox, fill empty box with ½ inch vinegar, swirl around and rinse.
Cat scratching, keep cat from scratching furniture by spraying with vinegar.
Stray cats, keep strays out of the garden by placing vinegar drenched sponge in it.
I can not wait to try out some of the other ideas on vinegartips.com. I look forward to experimenting with vinegar more often.