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How to clean things with vinegar

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There are times in your lives when some things seem too dirty to be cleaned with your regular cleaning routine. These are the times when you’ve used most of the regular cleaning solutions and none of them have helped you in cleaning up the thing that you’re trying to clean. The best thing to do in these situations is to just simply think outside of the box and ensure that you’ve thought on each and every cleaning solution that could help you. There are tons of homemade solutions that actually work better than even the commercially bought ones. The word on the street is that vinegar is great at cleaning things. At least that’s what all the old women say. Lots of people don’t think that this is true so they end up not trying it, but it actually works perfectly and can clean even the most stubborn stains.

So, if you find yourself in a sticky situation, have vinegar as the first thing to try out on your mind. It isn’t toxic, it’s pretty cheap and easy to get, and most important of all, you probably already have it lying around in your house. The safe and weak acid in distilled white vinegar is great at removing stains. Here are a couple of great tips to help you with cleaning with vinegar.

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Cleaning Deposits of Hard Water

These can be a hard thing to clean up, so listen closely. Hard water deposits are one of the harder things to clean simply because regular soap and water don’t do anything to these. And, oftentimes this can be the reason we get frustrated. And… you’ve probably already guessed it, get some vinegar, put it in a spraying bottle, and spray it all over the surfaces where you have these stubborn deposits. They will vanish almost immediately. Vinegar works great for cleaning glass surfaces, so it would also be a good idea to use it in the dishwasher rinse in order to make your glasses look shiny and clean.

Cleaning the Buildups of Soap

Soap buildups are also a great example for things that are hard to clean up, it’s almost impossible to deal with. But, lucky for you, you already know that white vinegar works great for cleaning things that are hard to clean. That’s the case with soap buildups. The science behind this solution is the fact that soap is alkaline. The science class told us that alkaline is best neutralized with soap-soaked cloth. The thing you need to watch is the fact that you can’t use vinegar on each and every surface. Spilled eggs are a great example of when not to use vinegar, and cleaning stone countertops is also a big no for cleaning with vinegar.

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Dealing with the Mold

It can be frustrating when you’re trying to clean the mold around your house. But, vinegar will make your experience so much easier. Take a bowl of water and make a cleaning solution of 1/3, one part of vinegar and three parts of water. This should be enough to help you out with the mold in and around your home. Pour it in a spraying bottle and spray it on the surfaces where you can see mold, you can also spray it on surfaces where you think there’s a possibility of mold appearing in order to prevent it. It’s always easier and better to prevent it than to treat it.

Cleaning when you Have Kids or Pets Around

Kids, pets, or both can also make your life much harder. You’ll always be able to find something that needs cleaning. So, if you want something that would work quickly and it’s safe and easy to use then have a spraying bottle of vinegar at your fingertips all the time. Vinegar is safe, efficient, fast and it is not toxic, which makes it great for using it if there are kids or pets around. Your carpets will thank you, all you need to do is soak a sponge in vinegar and get to cleaning.

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