Vinegar-What Can it Do for You (Money Saving Tips)
This is a post discussing how vinegar can change your life.
Everyone knows that you can use white vinegar to clean your coffee maker, but what other uses for white vinegar are there? Can we save money by replacing some of our everyday products with white vinegar? Can white vinegar help us live a healthier life? These are the questions I intend to answer for you along with giving you some great examples of how white vinegar can change your life for the better.
The first thing I want to discuss is the uses of white vinegar. This one product can be used for so many things from an all-purpose cleaning agent to relieving the sting from a sunburn. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant. This means instead of spending tons of money every week buying multiple different cleaners to use in different rooms of the house, you can buy a bottle of vinegar and replace them all. When using vinegar as an all-purpose cleaning agent, you simply mix the product 3 parts water to one part vinegar. Put it in a spray bottle and use it as you would any other cleaning agent. You can clean your bathrooms, kitchen, and even your floors with vinegar. There is no surface in your house that cannot be cleaned with vinegar, including your mirrors and windows.
If you are cleaning mirrors and windows using a bit of newspaper crumpled up to wipe the vinegar off works amazing and your glass will look better than ever before. Vinegar will also help remove those eggs that stuck to the pan, just pour a bit of vinegar in the pan, enough to cover the eggs or any other stuck on food and let soak for one hour. The vinegar will loosen the stuck on food making it easy to wipe off. Many people have heard that you can get a mildew smell out of your washing machine by running vinegar through it but did you know if you replace your fabric softener with just ½ a cup of vinegar your clothes will come out softer and fresher than ever? The vinegar also helps remove any residue left from the detergent so your clothes will look newer longer.
Finally, many of us go out and buy air fresheners and fabric refreshers all the time in hopes to mask or rid ourselves of household odors, a much cheaper and more effective way to get rid of the odor and leave your house smelling fresh is to use the same mixture of vinegar and water as you would for the all-purpose cleaner, and simply spray your cloth furniture, rugs, curtains, and bedding with it. Vinegar will kill the bacteria that are causing the odor and leave your house smelling fresh and clean. I know everyone is thinking but vinegar smells so bad, which is very true. It will only take about one hour for the vinegar smell to go away and you will begin to notice all the odors in your home will be gone too.
The second thing I want to talk about is saving money with vinegar. Today most of us are trying to save money where ever we can, and using this one product will help you do that. Before I started using vinegar, I was spending at least a hundred dollars per month on cleaning supplies. Each one for a different purpose, bathtub cleaners, toilet cleaners, fabric softeners, softener sheets, all-purpose cleaners, air fresheners, and the list goes on and on. This was costing me $1200.00 a year. Now, I buy two bottles of vinegar a month, these cost me about $2.50 a bottle which means I spend $60.00 a year on cleaning supplies. This saves me $1140.00 each year. Vinegar can save everyone money. I went from spending one hundred dollars a month to five dollars. What would you do with the extra $95.00 each month in savings?
We now understand that vinegar can save us money but what else can it save us? Vinegar, can save your health. Have you ever thought about what you are breathing in while you are cleaning the house? Have you ever gotten a headache from the fumes of household cleaners? Do you wonder how this is affecting your children and pets? Commercial household cleaning products are filled with chemicals that will literally poison your body. They say on the bottle that they are poison. If your child drank the products you clean your house with they would die. What would happen if they drank vinegar? Aside from them making a funny face, nothing would happen. Vinegar is natural, it is safe, and it contains no chemicals. There are no fumes to breath, vinegar is completely safe. Vinegar can safe your health and the health of your children. What more could you ask for from a product?
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A very informative article. I discovered a lot of interesting and new things I would never have thought that vinegar has such a wide range of uses in the home.