Vinegar isn't only a salad seasoning, but also a trustworthy ally on many different cleaning tasks. Its components are very useful when it comes to eliminating some stains and grime from certain surfaces. Learn how to use vinegar as a cleaning agent!
Both white vinegar and apple cider vinegar have properties that can help you to clean some difficult surfaces, like carpets, or stubborn stains from clothes. Whatever you choose to do though, you should never use vinegar at its full strength, as it's highly acidic. It's recommended to dilute it by mixing with equal parts of water.
As there are some differences between these two kinds of vinegar, you should choose the best option for your purpose. White vinegar is made by oxidizing grain alcohol, which results in bacteria growth and acetic acid. It's colorless and is stronger due to its higher acid content.
On the other hand, apple cider vinegar is made through a fermentation process where apples are crushed and its liquid is extracted and put onto fermentation. As its smell isn't so strong, you can use it on the bathroom and kitchen tiles.
Additionally, white vinegar is more acidic, which means that it also has antimicrobial properties and can be a stronger cleaner. You can hide its powerful smell by adding some essential oils to the blend.
You should use a sprayer to clean your microwave, your fridge's shelves and drawers, your bathtub, your shower, and even your windows and mirrors. This way, you can eliminate all visible grime.
In order to achieve a deeper cleansing of your washing machine and dishwasher, you can add your vinegar-water mix in one cycle. When it comes to clothes, you can spray it on top of a stain sprinkled with baking soda. Wash up with a scrub brush and then flush as usual. If possible, hang them under the sun.