Did you know that you could clean almost anything in your home with just two simple ingredients? Water and vinegar can help you solve everyday cleaning problems like stained wooden or tiled floors; dirty glass windows; getting rid of unwanted smells from your bathroom, and unclogging bathroom drains and kitchen sinks. The acid in vinegar cuts through tough stains, and when diluted with warm water, turns into an almost universal cleaning solution.
Here are a few simple cleaning tips for your home using these two ingredients.
1) Clean Your Floors
Prepare a solution comprising 1 cup of vinegar and 3 cups of water. Pour this solution into a spray bottle, apply it over the stained area on your floor and wait for 8-10 minutes. Next, take a rag and wipe the area clean, or use a mop to restore the shine of your floor.
2) Clean Glass Windows
Mix 1 cup of warm water with ½ a cup of vinegar in a bowl. Dip a sponge in this solution and wipe the windows with it. Clean from top to bottom in straight lines, so that the excess liquid drips in the same direction. Next, wipe the windows with a damp cloth. And finally, wipe dry with a clean, dry cloth to ensure no watermarks remain.
3) Get Rid of Odours
If there’s a strange smell in your bathroom that you can’t seem to get rid of, try leaving a bowl of undistilled vinegar in a corner overnight. This should solve the problem and remove the unpleasant smell.
4) Unclog Your Drains
This process requires a third ingredient - baking soda. Take ½ a cup of baking soda and pour it into the drain. Next, pour ½ a cup of white vinegar in as well. The vinegar acts as a disinfectant and foams up when mixed with baking soda. Let this mixture stay in your drain for 30 minutes. Finally, pour a bucket of warm water down the drain to flush out any residue.
Water and vinegar are the ideal ingredients to solve multiple cleaning problems in your home. Simply follow the simple tips mentioned in this article.