Looking to reduce waste and minimize your cleaning routine? Consider white vinegar: a safe and multifunctional household cleaner that disinfects, cuts through grease, and deodorizes. Research demonstrates that tabletop varieties of vinegar effectively tackles bacteria and viruses like E. Coli and salmonella; and in fact, white vinegar is even more effective at killing mold than bleach! A cleaner so effective also happens to be completely non-toxic and is, of course, even edible.
Earlier this week I published a guide on 21 cleaning uses for castile soap, so to round out my zero waste cleaning tips I have compiled “10 Ways to Clean with White Vinegar.” Get the free vinegar cleaning guide below and show me your cleaning successes by tagging @_tidyguy on stories or photos on Instagram!
Please consider before cleaning with vinegar:
Do not ever use vinegar, diluted or not, on marble, granite, or wood. This applies to both countertops and floors. The vinegar will damage and etch the finish.
Do not clean products made of aluminum, as the vinegar will react and cause oxidation. In other words, it will damage and make your aluminum product blotched and ugly rather than shiny.
Avoid cleaning irons by flushing with vinegar. The acidity will damage the internal workings of the iron.