Cleaning is never considered to be a fun activity, though some are better at it than others, it’s a chore most would rather avoid. There are, however, ways to make cleaning a little easier. Using apple cider vinegar is one of those ways that is pretty simple to use and effective. When cleaning with apple cider vinegar you don’t need to be concerned about chemicals left around for you, your family and pets, to absorb into your systems. The more ways you can use a natural product to clean your home, the better off you will be when it comes to your health. We often think about our health when we think about what we eat and drink, but not often enough do we think about the products we use daily in our homes.
We offer you 4 healthy ways to use apple cider vinegar to clean every room in your house:
1. Getting Rid of Mildew
Apple cider vinegar is great for removing tough mildew from your bathroom and kitchen sinks. For the bathtub, mix 1 part apple cider to 1 part water, and use a sponge or scrub brush to remove the mildew from tiles, faucets, tiled walls, and also in the kitchen on porcelain sinks plus kitchen tiles and faucets. Maintain the areas by using this same mixture approximately once a week on those same areas so that you won’y have the tough task of dealing with the buildup. You can also use this mixture for your shower curtains as well.
2. Cleaning the Toilet
The chore everyone wants to avoid can also be thoroughly cleaned with apple cider vinegar. Using full strength apple cider vinegar, you can clean the inside and outside of your toilet safely. As you clean, it is safe to flush the vinegar down the toilet. It will not affect your plumbing. If you have really bad stains in your toilet bowl, use two cups of apple cider vinegar and let it sit inside the toilet bowl overnight. In the morning, it will be much easier to flush the stains away.
3. Deodorizing the House
If you have pets and/or children, they can often leave food in odd places, which also leave you with mysterious odors in the house. After a full cleaning, and you find that some tough odors are still lingering, then use about a cup of apple cider vinegar in a pot and allow it to simmer for at least an hour. If the kitchen is the area with the odor, you can leave it on the stovetop. If the persistent odor is in another room in the home, carefully pour the warm cider into a mason style jar and sit in that room for a couple of hours.
4. Cleaning Wood and Hiding Scratches
You don’t need any sprays like Pledge for your wood surfaces and furniture, apple cider will do a great job, and you won’t have the strong chemical odor left afterwards. The best mixture to use is a 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsps. of olive oil, mixed with 2 cups of water. Use a soft cloth to dip into the apple cider cleaner and wipe off your wood furniture, stairwell, and any other wood items like vases or candle holders. This is also a great mixture to clean and spruce up your wood floors all throughout the home.
As we get to learn the uses of natural items in our homes, the less we will need to go out and purchase products with chemical ingredients. You can purchase a large bottle of apple cider vinegar for under ten dollars and it will last for a good while. Often it can be economical to go natural.