How to clean an apartment with vinegar: 6 non-obvious options
Distilled white vinegar is a favourite among those who want to take care of their homes inexpensively, environmentally friendly and at the same time effectively. It is added to laundry to soften clothes, disinfectants are made on its basis, and together with baking soda, it forms a truly versatile tandem.
Meanwhile, vinegar can be used for less obvious household tasks. Good Housekeeping magazine has compiled six ways to use white vinegar in your household.
Ammonia, which is used in window cleaners, is a highly toxic substance. At the same time, vinegar is just as effective. Fill a spray bottle with a 1:1 mixture of vinegar and water, spray it on the windows and wipe with a lint-free cloth, then polish to a shine.
Limescale in the bathroom
The acetic acid contained in this product is an excellent solvent for limescale deposits. A mixture of vinegar and water can be used to treat tiles and sanitary ware to prevent limescale build-up. Spray it from a spray bottle and then rinse it off. If you want to get rid of old deposits on the faucet, wrap a cloth dipped in a vinegar solution around the faucet and leave it overnight. In the morning, the residue can be easily removed with an old toothbrush. To clean the shower head, pour the vinegar solution into a plastic bag and secure it to the head with a rubber band so that the holes are submerged in the liquid. After an hour, remove the bag and run hot water through the shower to rinse the head.
To descale a kettle - whether it's an electric kettle or a conventional kettle - fill it with a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water and leave it to work overnight. In the morning, empty the container and rinse it thoroughly. To avoid a vinegar taste in the future, boil a full kettle of water after cleaning and then drain it.
Your glasses and glasses can become cloudy from constant contact with hands and hard water. You can restore their shine by soaking the glass in distilled white vinegar for 5 minutes. After that, rinse the dishes and dry them with a towel.
Deep cleaning the dishwasher
Your dishwasher also needs to be rinsed from time to time to remove limescale deposits, and vinegar can help here too. Place a large glass measuring jug filled with two cups of distilled white vinegar on the top shelf of the appliance and then run the machine on an empty cycle without detergent.
Washing fruit and vegetables
If you are concerned about the hygienic cleanliness of your fruit and vegetables and want to remove any pesticide residues before eating them, prepare a mixture of three parts water and one part white vinegar. This product can be safely sprayed on fruits, after which they should be rinsed with water.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told about 12 ways to use a mixture of vinegar and baking soda to clean your entire home - from bathroom tiles to pet beds.