Thursday, November 12, 2009

Old School Cleaning Tips


Save money on cleaning supplies and invest in a big bottle of distilled white Vinegar!

Carpet Stains- Mix 1 Teaspoon of liquid laundry detergent and 1 teaspoon of white distilled Vinegar in a pint of lukewarm water. Apply it to the stain with towel and rub gently. Rinse with a towel moistened with clean water and blot dry.

The Microwave- Fill a spray bottle with 1/4 cup white distilled Vinegar and water. Spray the interior of the microwave and turn on for 1 minute. Use a damp cloth to wipe down, then go over it with a dry cloth. Repeat if necessary. The Vinegar will loosen grime and neutralize odors.

Sink and Windows- Keep a spray bottle filled with 1/4 cup white distilled Vinegar and water under every sink in the house. When the sink needs to sparkle or a bathroom window needs cleaning it's handy to have around!


  1. Apple vinegar mixed with water also is a great cleaning agent, for Dutch Ovens,many D O cooks
    use it after their cooking.


  2. Thanks Tex-Mex! I had to put my money where my mouth is as I spilled a cup of coffee on my white carpet last night. The carpet stain vinegar tip worked well in a pinch!

    Truly, Vinegar is such a wonderful household item and can be used as an astringent as well. Some people take a few teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with warm water, everyday, to boost their metabolism. So many good uses...



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