Top 10 Cleaning Tips Using Vinegar

Lisa Papworth

Vinegar Cleaning TipsWe all have a bottle of vinegar in the cupboard, but how many of you know how incredibly useful this condiment is in cleaning your house. Read on for some fab cleaning tips……

  1. To remove stains and water marks from glasses, bottles and vases, half fill with white wine vinegar, shake and leave for 10 minutes. Then simply wash with washing up liquid and, hey presto, gleaming glass!
  2. To remove tough stains from your saucepans, cover the bottom of the pan with half water and half vinegar and bring to the boil. Once boiled, remove from the heat and soak for a few hours (or preferably overnight).
  3. If one of the kids has managed to get chewing gum on your furniture, simply apply hot vinegar to the area.
  4. Make your cutlery sparkle by mixing 2 tablespoons of vinegar with one tablespoon of Borax and two cups of hot water. Leave your cutlery in this liquid solution for an hour or two. Remove and clean as usual.
  5. If your shower head is blocked, unscrew the head and soak in white vinegar for 3 or 4 hours. Remove, clean with a stiff brush and enjoy the fruits of your labour with a perfectly functioning shower!
  6. If your kettle has seen better days, it may just need de-scaling. Simply cover the element with equal measures of water and vinegar, boil the kettle and leave overnight. In the morning, brush off the sediment, wash well and enjoy a lovely cuppa!
  7. To remove rust stains, apply vinegar to the area, then rub salt into the stain. Wait for it to dry, then wash. See the stain vanish before your eyes.
  8. Make sure your windows are the envy of your neighbours. Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar to a bucket of water and use a cloth to wipe the window area. Then, buff the glass with a clean, dry cloth.
  9. If your cups and mugs are suffering from tea and coffee stains, soak them in hot vinegar before washing as normal. They will look as good as new before you know it.
  10. If your microwave is beginning to smell, heat a mixture of vinegar (a quarter of a cup) and water (1 cup) in the microwave.

This list is only the tip of the iceberg! Vinegar always has a place in my cleaning supply kit…..What’s your favourite cleaning tip?