Vinegar the wonder drug

Wait i mean the wonder cleaner!

I heard an Ignite Denver presentation regarding Vinegar and how it can do everything but pick up your dirty socks. I was intrigued, but it just sat and festered in brain for a couple months. I’d ponder the idea and try and find this gal’s site about all it’s natural wonders but couldn’t and let it continue to sit, and get into my subconscious…

And then…

I was in home depot and bought some empty spray bottles. And I did some research, and guess what folks, it is the bees knees and the be all and end all of cleaning products!

I now have two bottles (ok, well i did have 2, but the maids stole one) of vinegar – One help the 1:1 vinegar to water for counter and stove cleaning and one hold the pure vinegar (now with eucalyptus and lemon essence to hide some of that vinegar smell)

For more tips on vinegar usage than you can shake a stick at go here or here

Here are my favorites:

Remove mineral deposits from coffee makers with white distilled vinegar. Fill the water reservoir with 1 cup or more of white distilled vinegar and run it through a whole cycle. Run it once or twice more with plain water to rinse clean. (Check the owners’ manual first.)

For stained and smelly plastic food containers, wipe them with a cloth dampened with white distilled vinegar.

Discourage ants by spraying undiluted white distilled vinegar outside doorways and windowsills, around appliances and wherever you find the pests coming in.
To make cleaning the grill easier, spray a solution of half water and half white distilled vinegar on the cooking surface.

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.

Spray shower doors with full-strength white distilled vinegar after you’ve squeegeed the glass, or before you step in and turn on the water. It will help release the hard water deposits so they don’t remain on the glass.


I use my full strength bottle upstairs by the shower and my 1:1 in the kitchen!

The full strength is good on windows to remove nose prints (darn adorable puppies) – but it did leave film, so a second wipe down was necessary!

Lesson learned – no not spray near plants – THEY WILL DIE!  Something in the vinegar can kill plants – aka my rosemary tree is no more…  boo