Luckily, Vinegar Tips does know, and they have put together a very comprehensive list of how and where to use vinegar to replace other cleaners. Below, a few of our favorite suggestions.
• Remove odors from a lunch box by placing inside a slice of bread that has been soaked in white distilled vinegar. Leave overnight.
• Remove white water rings from wood with a solution of equal parts white distilled vinegar and vegetable oil. Rub with the grain.
• To clean and disinfect baby toys add a good-sized splash of white distilled vinegar to soapy water.
• Clean and deodorize urine on a mattress with a white distilled vinegar and water solution. Then sprinkle the area with baking soda and let dry. Brush or vacuum the residue after it is dry to the touch.
• Get rid of the tiny holes left along the hemline when you take out the hem of any garment by moistening a cloth with white distilled vinegar, placing it under the fabric and ironing.
These are just a few of the hundreds of suggestions at Vinegar Tips. Given that a bottle of vinegar and a box of baking soda is less than $2.50 at our local grocery store, it is definitely cost effective to try to integrate a few of these into our regular cleaning routine. Of course the smell of it just reminds us of fish and chips, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Have you tried vinegar as your main cleaning product? Does it work like they say it does? Any drawbacks? Does your house smell like vinegar afterward?