Thursday, February 11, 2010

Frugal Tip of the Day: Cleaning With Vinegar

When Kmart was still running their double coupon events, I was able to stock up A LOT on cleaning supplies. Since then, the deals on cleaning supplies seem to be few and far inbetween.

Today's Frugal Tip of the Day is--use vinegar! Thanks to the site 1001 Uses for Vinegar for creating such a frugal resource. I had no idea vinegar had some many different uses, it doesn't get any cheaper than vinegar! Here are my eye opening uses:

Deodorize the garbage disposal by pouring in 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup hot white distilled vinegar. Let sit for 5 minutes then run hot water down the disposal.

Clean the microwave by mixing 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar and 1/2 cup water in a microwave-safe bowl. Bring it to a rolling boil inside the microwave. Baked-on food will be loosened, and odors will disappear. Wipe clean.

Remove stains from coffee and teacups by scrubbing them gently with equal parts of salt (or baking soda) and white distilled vinegar. Rinse clean.

Wipe grease off exhaust fan grids, the inside of your oven, or anywhere grease gathers with a sponge soaked in white distilled vinegar

To remove a label, decal, or price tag, cover with a cloth soaked in white distilled vinegar. Leave the cloth on overnight and the label should slide off.

To clean a scummy showerhead, pour 1/2 cup baking soda and 1 cup white distilled vinegar into a sandwich bag and tie it around the showerhead. Let this set for an hour after the bubbling has stopped. Remove the bag and then turn on the water.

Clean wood paneling with a solution of 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar, and 2 cups warm water. Wipe on with a soft cloth.

Click HERE to read the entire 1001 uses for vinegar!

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