Favorite Thing Friday: Vinegar

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Yes, vinegar is my favorite thing this week. I actually had fun cleaning the house this week after discovering vinegar is a fantastic natural cleanser.

It all started on Pinterest where I found a post about using vinegar and Dawn soap to clean stubborn stains in the bathtub. To my shock and awe, the concoction actually worked! Hard water stains I swore were permanently embedded in the bottom of my shower disappeared after a short soak and a few swipes with a scrub brush.  I don’t think my shower has ever looked so good.

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Then, I went to clean my kitchen counters and I realized I was out of spray cleaner. I pulled out what was left of the vinegar I bought for the bathtub  and mixed 1½ cups of water with 1 cup of vinegar in a spray bottle.

Miracle cleanser: vinegar and water!

Everything from my counters, bathroom sinks, toilets, and floors came out sparkling clean. I even put vinegar to the ultimate test of cleaning my kitchen tile grout. The dirt came up within in seconds. Like the shower, my kitchen floor has never looked better.

Not only have I been spending way to much money on mainstream cleaning supplies, but I’ve been putting more elbow grease into removing stains than necessary. After cleaning my entire house with a little vinegar and water, I can honestly say I will never buy another bottle of Windex or all-purpose spray cleaner again!

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What is your favorite thing this week?

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c.b.w. 2013