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May 24

6 Unusual Things You Can Clean With Vinegar

Distilled white vinegar is a great natural cleaner. It is non toxic, cheap and readily available. As a cleaner, vinegar is extremely versatile and can be used in the kitchen, the bathroom, even the garden. It can clean tiles, fabrics, metals and much more. Here are 6 things you can clean with vinegar which might not immediately spring to mind.

1. Woodwork

If you need to give some woodwork a good clean try mixing 1 cup ammonia with 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/4 baking soda with 1 gallon warm water. Wipe on with a damp cloth or sponge. This solution is kind to your woodwork and wont dull the surface.

To clean water stains or clean up wood panelling mix 1/4 cup olive oil with 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 cup warm water and wipe on with a cloth.

2. Toilet

How much bleach do you pour down your toilet? Quite a bit if you are like most people. Why not ditch the bleach and use vinegar? :) Pour in a cup of vinegar and leave it overnight to act. Use the toilet brush to scrub the toilet bowl so it sparkles.

3. Paint & Paintbrushes

Remove paint from windows by applying vinegar then using a sharp tool to remove. Cleaning paint brushes with methylated spirits? Try vinegar. Rinse off with warm water.

4. Leather Shoes

To remove odour from shoes pour in a cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar to each shoe. Let the mixture act for around 15 minutes then rinse out. To clean stains from shoes mix a solution of 1 part vinegar to 1 part water and dab stains with a cloth.

5. Showerhead

Limescale can be removed from your showerhead by putting some vinegar in a plastic bag and covering the showerhead with the bag for a couple of hours. If your showerhead is blocked try soaking it in vinegar overnight.

6. Carpets

A cup of vinegar poured into a bucket of warm water can be used to clean carpets. Carpet stains can be removed with 2 tablespoons of vinegar with 1/4 cup salt or baking powder. Rub into the stain and let dry then vacuum up the next day.

I hope you enjoyed these tips, be sure to check out the rest of the website for further info :)

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