5 Money-saving Ways to Use Vinegar to Clean Your Apartment

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Are you tired of toxic cleaning products filling your apartment with strong fumes? Do you hate wasting your hard-earned money on specialty cleaners? Then it's time to stock up on white distilled vinegar. This environmentally friendly liquid is very acidic, so it's an excellent cleaner and also very effective at killing some common germs, including pathogenic strains of E. coli. 

Clogged Showerheads

If your showerhead is clogged, you can use vinegar to rid it of mineral deposits. Just fill a small plastic storage bag with approximately a cup of vinegar. Cover the showerhead with the bagful of vinegar and rubber band it in place. Leave on overnight. Remove the bag in the morning and turn on the water to rinse off the vinegar and mineral deposits. 

Clean Your Garbage Disposal

Freeze some vinegar in an ice cube tray. Place the vinegar cubes in the garbage disposal and run the cold water. Turn the disposal on so that the cubes can clean the blades. 

Sparkling Microwave

Add a half cup of white distilled vinegar and a cup of water into a bowl and place it in the microwave. Turn the microwave on high until the solution boils and steam forms on the microwave window. Let cool for approximately 10 minutes and then carefully remove the bowl from the microwave. Wipe down the inside of your microwave to remove any remaining food particles. 

Homemade Window Cleaner

Add 50 percent distilled white vinegar and 50 percent hot water into a spray bottle. Spray on your windows, and then wipe dry with a clean cloth.  (Do not use this cleaner on marble, granite or other natural rock surfaces as the acid could damage them.)

Stainless Steel Appliances

Spray the white vinegar on your appliances, then dry with a microfiber cloth. Dab up a small amount of olive oil with your microfiber cloth and wipe down your appliances in the direction of the grain. 

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