Monday, July 11, 2011

How to Use Vinegar for Green Cleaning?

Vinegar is a wonderful natural, non-toxic alternative to the alarming number of harmful, chemical cleaners that are available on the market today. Unfortunately, the long-term exposure to some of these toxic cleaners has become a matter of increasing concern. Vinegar, however, can be used to clean, disinfect and shine just as well as most commercial products.
Learn how to green clean with vinegar by following some of the cleaners Fulham cleaning tips:
Living areas
Prepare your own green multi-purpose cleaner by dissolving one cup household ammonia, one cup white vinegar and 1/2 cup baking soda in one gallon of water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and use it to clean around the kitchen. Pay special attention on the greasy areas. You can use it to scrub the bathtub or shower as well. Rinse with warm water. Always protect your hands with plastic gloves.
Wash the windows and mirrors with a mixture of two tablespoons vinegar and two cups water.
To clean your carpet, make a solution of two tablespoons of white vinegar, two tablespoons and a gallon of water. Pour some into a spray bottle and treat the spots on your carpet with it. Rinse by sponging off with water. Allow it to dry.
Mop the hard surface floors with a cleaning mixture of 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup liquid soap and two gallons of warm water.
Clean the ceiling fans, mini blinds and vent grills with undiluted vinegar to cut greasy grime.
Scrub dirty surfaces with a scouring "powder" prepared from 1/4 cup vinegar mixed up with 1/2 cup baking soda. Let this sit on for 30 minutes and then sponge it clean with plain water.
Clean your fridge with a solution of one cup vinegar and one cup water. Use undiluted vinegar for the bins.
Soak the plastic food containers and ice cube tray in hot soapy water and 1/4 cup of vinegar. By adding 1/4 cup of vinegar to your dishwater you will cut grease, get rid of lingering odors and add a sparkle.
Remove unpleasant cooking odors by adding vinegar to the pan while it is still hot, after you have removed the food. Rinse out burned-on food with vinegar, too.
Add 1/4 cup of vinegar to the dishwater to cut grease and add sparkle to your dishes.
To bring back the good look of your shower curtains, treat them with vinegar to remove mold, mildew and soap scum. Do the same to the shower doors as well.
Pour two cups of full-strength vinegar inside the toilet bowl, using the toilet brush to work it around the sides and the rim. Let it sit overnight and flush the toilet in the morning.
Clean up built-up soap, grime and hard-water stains by sponging it off with full strength vinegar. Then rinse off with clean water.
Soak paper towels in vinegar and wrap around the base of your fixtures, sink and toilet. Allow it to sit for about 30 minutes and then scrub away with an old brush. Shine faucets working with a cloth dampened in vinegar.
Fill the shower-door tracks with full strength vinegar and leave it soak overnight to remove of the accumulated gunk. Rinse with hot water afterwards.


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