Versatile Vinegar

Vinegar is one of the most widely used and most versatile of all cleaning products. If you aren’t currently using it, then you need to get on board!

Vinegar has been used for thousands of years, used as a digestive aid, for coughs, pickling food, smelly laundry, pet odors and even everyday house cleaning. It seems like the most popular reason for not using vinegar is the strong smell. Usually the smell dissipates within a few minutes, but there have been times where the smell lingers on through the next day. The way to combat this is to make a 50/50 mixture. Mixing 50% Vinegar with 50% Water will still get the job done but will not leave the strong smell behind. There are two things you should NEVER mix with vinegar!

BEWARE: Vinegar+Bleach=Toxic Chlorine Gas *It is possible you could get a chemical burn in your eyes and lungs.

Vinegar+Hydrogen Peroxide=Peracetic Acid *Using these two products on the same surface is fine but mixing them together in the same container creates a peracetic acid and can be corrosive in high enough doses.

Besides the smell of vinegar, which you claim to love on your hot wings, isn’t it much more preferable than the stench of bleach?

Vinegar is perfect for floors, walls, counter tops, windows, mirrors. Vinegar is great for mopping just make sure you don’t use it on Travertine tiles. The jury’s still out on wood floors, but if you do decide to use vinegar on your wood flooring, make sure to use the 50/50 mixture. Vinegar is great for disinfecting counter tops, especially where the little ones are making peanut butter and jelly fingerprints. And there is no perfect cleaner out there, so make sure you don’t use vinegar on granite or marble counters (these are types of stones). Using vinegar on windows and mirrors is great for a clear shine without having to add unwanted chemical odor to your home. If you use a microfiber cloth to wipe down your windows/mirrors, and you’re still seeing streaks, try using a paper towel. Just keep an eye out since you could be leaving behind paper towel residue rather than streaks.


The biggest bonus to using vinegar… 1 Gallon costs you $3.

You’ll restock your cleaning shelf and your baking shelf at the same time.