5 Ideas for cleaning with Vinegar
1. Cleaning your computer
Vinegar is a surprisingly great cleanser, including being a strong disinfectant. You can clean your computer, keyboard, printer, and other office gear with a mixture of vinegar and water.
First, remember to turn off all your equipment for your safety!
Next, wet a lightweight microfiber cloth with a mixture (equal parts) of vinegar and water. Please ensure that the cloth is not dripping wet, as this could damage your electronics.
Finally, use the cloth and gently run across all surfaces. If there are tough sports or hard-to-reach spots, use a cotton swab.
2. Clean your window blinds
Sometimes window blinds are ignored, at least for multiple weeks at a time. You can use vinegar to quickly and easily clean these difficult spots to reach.
First, make a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar.
Second, put on a white cotton glove and dip your fingers in the solution and slide your fingers across the blinds. Make sure you squeeze the blinds in between your fingers to get both sides of the blind.
Make sure you have a bowl of water nearby to clean your glove off occasionally with.
3. Unclog and Deoderize drains
Using the words “vinegar” and “deodorize” in the same sentence is comical, for those who know how strong the smell of vinegar is. However, the pungent smell indicates a level of strength that is able to unclog your sink and tub drains.
First, Pour a half cup of baking soda and one cup of vinegar down the drain through a funnel. The mixture will foam up considerably.
Next, once the foaming has subsided, flush the drain with HOT tap water. Wait five
minutes and flush again with COLD water. This will also deodorize the drains.
If you want to speed up a slow drain, pour a half cup of salt followed by two cups of boiling vinegar down the drain. Flush with hot water, then cold water and your drain will perform much better.
Place a small bowl filled three-quarters full of white or cider vinegar in the room where the smell is the strongest. In less than 1 day, the odor will be gone.
5. Get rid of mildew stains
You can apply full strength vinegar to heavy mildew stains or dilute half and half with water for light stains. You don’t have to worry about ventilation and you can apply white vinegar to nearly any surface without worry.
You can also prevent mildrew from forming on rugs and carpets by misting the back of the rug with full strength white vinegar in a spray bottle.