24 Sep Why White Vinegar Is Your Home’s Best Friend
Got white vinegar in a storage cabinet? You may want to dust it off and move it to the front. White vinegar has a variety of uses and is also economical and environmentally friendly (think green cleaning). For instance:
Forgot to use a coaster?
Who left a glass on the wood table that now has a discolored ring to mark the spot? The fix: Mix equal amounts of white vinegar and olive oil. Wipe the wood surface, following the grain, with a soft damp cloth.
Love mini-blinds; hate the dust?
Mini-blinds best features are keeping the heat out or cool in, depending on the season. At the same time, they accumulate layers of dust. Yuck!
The fix: Mix equal parts of vinegar and hot water. Wearing a pair of white cotton gloves, dip into the solution. Run each slate between your fingers to get that ‘white-glove’ cleaning.
Have you noticed how dull the brick is on the hearth?
The brick hearth, the focal point for holiday decorating, might look dull and dusty. The fix: Add one cup of white vinegar to a gallon of warm water and wipe down the bricks with a damp cloth. This mixture also works to clean brick flooring.
Removing Candle Wax
Candles add warmth and coziness to a room . . .. until the wax melts and sticks to wood surfaces.
The fix: Using a blow dryer on the hottest setting, soften the wax, removing as much as you can. For the residue, rub with a cloth soaked in equal parts of white vinegar and water, then wipe dry with a soft cloth.
My goodness, what’s been cooking?
Some foods like to linger in the air — cabbage, greens, even bacon.
The fix: Mix ½ cup of white vinegar and 1 cup of water; bring to boil until almost all the liquid is boiled out, which should eliminate the odor.
Invest in white vinegar for cleaning projects all around the home. These are just a few of its many uses.
Source: Reader’s Digest