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Vinegar – The Wonder Liquid

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Ruth Brown
Ruth Brown

Vinegar - It’s not just for your fish and chips, this humble liquid made from fermented wine is possibly one of THE most versatile cleaning products you’ll ever have in your home.  So clear your cupboards of expensive cleaning products and replace them with a bottle (or five!) of white vinegar!

If you aren’t aware of the household uses of good old white vinegar here’s a few:

Fabric Softener – place a ¼ cup of white vinegar in your final rinse for softer clothes.

Insect Repellent – wipe undiluted vinegar over your benchtops, sink area, cupboard doors and pantry to deter cockroaches and ants.

Insect Killer – spray undiluted vinegar directly on cockroaches and they’ll be toes up before you know it.

Weed Killer – spray undiluted vinegar over weeds and come back in a couple of days to sweep the dead debris away.

Dishwasher Rinse – if you want your glasses and your dishwasher to sparkle, use white vinegar in the final rinse.  Replacing just this one product with vinegar, will give you sensational savings!

Floor Cleaner – use hot water and 1 cup of vinegar to give your tiles a streak-free clean (great for high gloss tiles).  We use brown vinegar on our polished floors and they come up a treat.

Shower Cleaner – help prevent the build up of soap scum and mildew – wipe down your bath/shower recess with a squeegee or chamois and give it a quick spray of undiluted vinegar.

This is just a sample of what you can do with a bottle (or five!) of white vinegar in your household, there are whole sites dedicated to it’s little liquid miracles all over the net.  Why not keep a bottle under the sink, one in the bathroom, one in the laundry and one in the garden shed (and of course, you’ll still need a bottle in your pantry for your fish and chips!).

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