10 Awesome and Easy Vinegar Cleaning Hacks

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Do you want vinegar cleaning hacks? I have worked towards using natural products and eliminating harmful chemicals in my home. Vinegar can be a great, biodegradable, and green alternative and an easy way to eliminate expensive cleaners. The acidity in the vinegar is what is doing the work while you are cleaning and cuts through grease, soap scum, mineral deposits, hard water stains, etc. 

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Mix together in a ratio of 1:1 vinegar and water. You can use straight vinegar and skip the water for a stronger cleaner. If you do not like the smell of vinegar you can soak citrus peels in the vinegar for a few weeks, strain it out, and the vinegar will have absorbed the citrus scent. You can also add some drops of essential oil as well.

1. Multipurpose Cleaner

Mix together a ratio of 1:1 equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle. You can use straight vinegar and skip the water for a stronger cleaner. If you do not like the vinegar smell you can soak citrus peels in the vinegar for a few weeks, strain it out, and the vinegar will have absorbed the citrus scent. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.

Use the multipurpose cleaner to clean your counters (not safe on granite or marble counters), & tile and grout backsplashes, showers, bathtubs, & sinks.

Use the multipurpose cleaner to clean your counters (not safe on granite or marble counters), tile and grout backsplashes, showers, bathtubs, & sinks. It will clean these surfaces with little effort.

Use it to clean the shelves in your refrigerator and freezer.

Pour 1 cup vinegar & 1 cup water in a bowl. Add 2 TBSP lemon juice. The acidity again is the cleaning agent in this mixture. Place the bowl in the microwave cook for approximately 7-10 minutes (depending on strength of the microwave).

2. Clean Your Microwave

Pour 1 cup of water and 1 cup of white vinegar into a microwave-safe bowl. Add 2 TBSP of lemon juice. The acidity again is the cleaning agent in this mixture. Place the bowl inside the microwave and cook for approximately 7-10 minutes (depending on strength of the microwave).

Place a cup full of vinegar in a cup on your top rack and run the dishwasher. It'll clean the soap scum and other junk out of it.

3. Clean Your Dishwasher

Place a cup full of vinegar in a cup on the top rack of your dishwasher and run the dishwasher. It’ll clean the soap scum and other junk right out.

Spray your fruits and vegetables to clean them, and rinse with water before eating.

4. Spray Your Fruits & Vegetables

Spray your fruits and vegetables to clean them, and give them a good rinse with water before eating.

Freeze vinegar in ice cube trays. Place the ice cubes in your garbage disposal, run water, and your disposal.

5. Clean Your Garbage Disposal

Freeze vinegar in ice cube trays. Place the ice cubes in your garbage disposal, run the water, and your disposal.

Spray some in smelly shoes, bags, or as an air freshener to remove odors.

6. Odor Remover

Vinegar is a great deodorizer. Spray a solution of vinegar on smelly shoes, or bags, or as an air freshener to remove bad odors.

Place your shower curtain in your washing machine, and add 1 cup vinegar. Set your washer to a large load, warm, and hand wash cycle. The vinegar will remove any soap scum and mold build-up.

7. Clean Your Shower Curtain

Place your shower curtain in your washing machine, and add 1 cup of vinegar. Set your washer to a large load, warm, and hand wash cycle. The vinegar will remove any soap scum and mold build-up.

Mix a ratio of 1:10 vinegar and water (1 being the vinegar). Use a deck brush to lightly scrub the mixture onto the floor.

8. Clean your Tile Floors

Mix a ratio of 1 part vinegar to 10 parts plain water. Use a deck brush to lightly scrub the mixture onto the floor.

After scrubbing, mop with warm water rinse.

After scrubbing, mop with warm clean water and rinse.

Wash your towels with 1 cup of vinegar, it'll soften your towels.

9. Soften Your Towels

Wash your towels with 1 cup of vinegar. It works as a fabric softener to soften your towels and is a great way to remove detergent residue.

Place some washcloths in a container and pour vinegar over the cloths - you can dilute with water as you made the multipurpose cleaner from above if you like. Use to wipe up surfaces, launder, and use again. You can also throw these in the dryer to soften clothes.

10. Re-usable vinegar wipes & dryer sheets

Place a clean cloth in a container and pour vinegar over the cloths – you can dilute with equal parts water just as you made the multipurpose cleaner from above if you like. Use the vinegar-soaked rag to wipe surfaces than just launder, and use again. You can also throw these in the dryer to soften your clothes.

Place some washcloths in a container and pour vinegar over the cloths - you can dilute with water as you made the multipurpose cleaner from above if you like. Use to wipe up surfaces, launder, and use again. You can also throw these in the dryer to soften clothes.

Other things you can clean with vinegar:

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10 Vinegar Cleaning Hacks! Vinegar is biodegradable, and the acidity cuts through grease, soap scum, mineral deposits, and kills germs.

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12 Comments

  1. Funny I just had a conversation yesterday about cleaning with vinegar. I found a DIY for a furniture polish/cleaner that uses vinegar, I love it!! Followed from the TFT blog party.

  2. Naomie Moore in Castaic says:

    Magnificent post! You have everything covered. Isn’t vinegar wonderful?

    1. Thank you so much Naomie, and yes, vinegar is so great for so many things. I hope you are well my friend! Hugs

  3. Great post Chas! I use vinegar for a lot of cleaning but never thought to freeze it to clean our disposal. Thanks for the great idea!

    1. Thanks so much Linda, isn’t vinegar great for so many things? I’m glad you like the ice cubes, I liked that one too 🙂 Hugs to you my friend

  4. Pinned this post! Visiting from #trafficjamweekend. Yahoo. Nancy Andres, author of “Colors of Joy: A Woman’s Guide for Self-Discovery, Balance, and Bliss” and blogger at Colors 4 Health.

    1. Thank you so much for the Pin Nancy and for stopping by. I’m excited to look into your book 🙂

  5. Thanks so much Chas. Keep up the eco-friendly work and be well. Nancy Andres, author of “Colors of Joy: A Woman’s Guide for Self-Discovery, Balance, and Bliss” and blogger at Colors 4 Health.

  6. Great tips, thanks for sharing at Handmade Monday. So many great uses for vinegar.

    1. Thank you Julie, and thanks for stopping by.

  7. Wishing your Mom all the best in her health issues. I hope her biopsy is clear. xoxoxo

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