October 19, 2008


Are you trying to be more "green" with your lifestyle? I know I am and some of my friends are too. What some people may not know is that vinegar is a great product to include in your cleaning ritual. It's not only for salads anymore!
Did you know that vinegar is a great disinfectant? That's right. It makes your stainless steel shine! It's also a natural deodorizer. Here's how I use vinegar.

  • Have a stainless steel pot that look awful inside? Just pour some hot water, some vinegar and soap. Let it sit for about 15-20 minutes. Rinse and your pot will shine like new!
  • Your kids got sick and the sheets smell terrible? In your wash, add about 1/2 cup to one cup of vinegar with your wash. It'll take away any terrible smell. It's also a good water softener.
  • If you have pets or especially baby pets, you know there's accidents bound to happen. Their urine can be strong so use some vinegar to eat away at the stain and smell. Use 1/3 of vinegar and 2/3 of warm water. Spray at the area after you have cleaned the area. Make sure to test it out so that it won't harm your carpet or fabric.

Now I have never tried these solutions but have heard others moms use it.

  • Head Lice. *shiver* When it's head lice season, using 1/3 cup of vinegar and 2/3 of warm water will make close the shaft of the hair. Making it too slippery for the eggs to stick too.
  • For cleaning walls. Good for smoker homes since their walls will get smoke on them.
  • Whitening grout by using full strenght on it.

As you can see, vinegar is a great cleaning tool. You probably have some in your pantry so get to cleaning!

A Bientot!



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