If you have started spring cleaningÂ and run short on cleaning supplies you might tryÂ usingÂ vinegar. Vinegar is not only a cheap way to clean items around the house but it is also one of the best cleaning solutions I have found.Here are five ways to clean with vinegar.
Did you know that vinegar might be a more effectiveÂ cleanser for your refrigerator than baking soda? Use equal parts white vinegar and water to wash both the interior and exterior of your fridgeÂ and the fronts of the vegetable and fruit bins. To prevent mildew, wash the inside walls and bin interiors with some full-strength vinegar on a cloth. Also use undiluted vinegar to wipe off accumulated dust and grime on top of your refrigerator. Of course, you’ll still want to put a box of baking soda inside your refrigerator to keep it smelling clean when you’re done.
Steam clean the microwave
To cleanÂ Â your microwave, place a glass bowl filled with a solution of 1/2 cup vinegar in 1 cup water inside, and zap the mixture for five minutes on the highest setting. Once the bowl cools, dip a cloth or sponge into the liquid and use it to wipe away stains and splatters on the interior of your microwave.
To keep your dishwasher operating at peak performance and remove built-up soap, pour 1 cup white vinegar into the bottom of the dishwasher. Then run the machine through a full cycle without any dishes or detergent. Do this once a month if you have hard water.
Shine up your shower doors
To leave your glass shower doors sparkling clean and to remove all of those annoying water spots ,wipe them down with a cloth dipped in a solution of 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1 cup ammonia, and 1/4 cup baking soda mixed in 1 gallon of warm water.
Mop those floors
I thinkÂ one of the Â best ways to getÂ Â grime-freeÂ Â flooring is to mop your floors with a mixture of 1 part vinegar and one part warm water. This makes ceramic tile shine without any build-up and doesn’t leave a sticky residue like most cleaners that you might buy at the store.