Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Vinegar & Water: The cheap & versatile cleaner!

I recently had to replace my vinegar cleaning bottle, as somehow it worked its way into my backyard and got pulverized against the fence. Don't know which 3 year old to blame for that, but I have a pretty good idea.

I bought a spray bottle at the dollar store (or recycle an empty bottle that you already have) and combine half vinegar, half water. I've seen recipes for it to be diluted down to 1/3 vinegar, 2/3 water, also, but I like the easy math of half 'n half.

As I was labeling and refilling a new spray bottle, I thought of how many things I use my cleaner for:


kitchen counters

hardwood floors/tile floors
(Make sure not to saturate the hardwood)

Inside & out of all kitchen appliances 
(Frig, dishwasher, microwave - who wants to microwave their food in a cloud of 409?)

Bathroom mirrors, sinks, floors, shower doors 
(I use my favorite scrubbing mixture for the shower/tub)
Anything else around the house that needs a quick cleanup!

I buy my vinegar in bulk (2 gallons at a time from Sams), so it's dirt cheap and non-toxic, and I can use it around my kids to allow them to "help" clean. Looking back on it now, the "teaching" is probably the basis for what lead to the destruction of my other bottle, but a new 99 cent bottle is not the end of the world to get my kiddos excited to clean!

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