The Many Uses of Vinegar

Vinegar is not only good on your salads  It can be used as a highly versatile and inexpensive cleaning agent without the harmful effects of store bought alternatives.  Just look at some of the ways vinegar can be used for house cleaning:

Unclog and deodorize drains

  1. Move over commercial drain cleaners, the combination of vinegar and baking soda is one of the most effective (and gentler) ways to unclog and deodorize drains. To clear up clogs, pour in 1/2 cup baking soda followed by 1 cup vinegar into drain. When the foaming subsides, flush completely with hot tap water. Wait five minutes, and then flush again with cold water. Besides clearing blockages, this technique also gets rid of odor-causing bacteria. To speed up a slow drain, pour in 1/2 cup salt followed by 2 cups boiling vinegar, then flush with hot and cold tap water.
  2. Erase ballpoint-pen marks
    Rub some full-strength white vinegar on the ink stains using a cloth or a sponge. Repeat until the marks are gone.
  3. Steam-clean your microwave
    To sanitize your microwave, fill a glass bowl with a solution of 1/4 cup vinegar in 1 cup water inside and place in microwave. Heat for five minutes on the highest setting. When the bowl cools, dip a cloth or sponge into the liquid and use it to wipe away stains and splatters on the interior. Voila, spotless microwave on the cheap!
  4. Disinfect cutting boards
    Wipe cutting boards with full strength vinegar after every use. The acid in the vinegar is a stellar disinfectant, especially effective against such harmful bacteria as E. coli, Salmonella, and Staphylococcus.  To deodorize, spread some baking soda over cutting board and then spray on undiluted white vinegar. Let it foam and bubble for five to ten minutes, then rinse with a cloth dipped in clean cold water.

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