Cleaning with White Wine Vinegar

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If you have been following me for a while you will know by now that one of my favourite cleaning products is White Wine Vinegar.  The uses for White Wine Vinegar are endless so I thought that I would share a few of my top tips with you.

Window and Glass cleaning

I keep a spray bottle filled with half vinegar, half water then wipe clean windows and mirrors with a lint free cloth

Lime scale and hard water build up

Limescale and headwater can be a real pain to get off and many of the cleaning products on the market just don’t seem to work very well.  Soak shower heads in a bag of White Wine Vinegar and spray neat onto shower doors, draining boards and taps.

Carpet Stains

We all spill drinks or find marks on our carpet from time to time. White Wine Vinegar can really help at removing those unwanted stains.  Simply mix together water and White Wine Vinegar and add to a spray bottle.  Spray the marked area and leave for a good 5 minutes and then blot the stain using a white cloth or paper towel. I always advise blotting with white as this way you can actually see if the stain is being removed.  Repeat the process if necessary and then rinse away using a wet cloth a little washing up liquid.

Descaling the Kettle

Ido this monthly and this trick has never let me down. Simply fill the kettle with half water and half White Wine Vinegar and leave to sit for 30 minutes.  Once the time is up boil the kettle, empty and rinse thoroughly. This will keep limescale at bay and elimaates the need of using harsh chemicals. You can also try this trick on your coffee machine too!

Prevent Mildew in water areas

If you have any mildrew in the bathroom or on your shower curtain then spray with neat White Wine Vinegar  

Remove odors from kitchen sink

Used with bicarbonate of Soda White Wine Vinegar can get rid of those nasty sink odours and keep your sink drain free of slim and gunk.  This is something you should factor into your monthly cleaning schedule .

Clean and deodorize microwave

Using a microwave-safe bowl, fill with 1/2 cup of vinegar and 1 cup water.  Place in the microwave put on a high heat for 5 minutes. Let it sit in microwave while it cools.  You can then easily wipe down inside of microwave and  lingering odors should disappear.  For more microwave cleaning ideas click here

Cleaning the fridge

Mix a gallon of warm water and 2 cups of White Wine Vinegar to wipe down inside of refrigerator, including shelves, walls, and packaging.  Your refrigerator will be clean and smelling clean without harming any food with harsh chemicals.

Freshen up laundry

Add a capful of White Wine Vinegar into the machine if you feel your laundry is looking a little dull. Your colours will come out bolder and your whites whiter.

Grass stains

Make a mixture of 80ml white vinegar and 160ml water. Apply the solution to the stain and blot with a clean cloth. Repeat this process until you’ve removed as much green as possible, and then wash as usual.

Cleaning your washing machine

Simply add two capfuls into the detergent compartment and then run a hot cycle to freshen up your machine.  For more washing machine cleaning ideas CLICK HERE

Wash fruit and veg

Vinegar may help remove bacteria and pesticide residues from fruits and vegetables. Mix three parts water to one part white vinegar, and dispense in a spray bottle. Then rinse with water.

Sometimes it good to implement chemical free cleaning into your routine especially if you are like me and clean excessively.  Lemons also make a great home cleaning alternative and I have also put together some fab tips for cleaning with lemons

As always thank you for reading
Lynsey Queen of Clean xoxox

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