Friday, April 8, 2011

Vinegar - More than Good Eats

Mom used to use all sorts of things to clean house that didn't cost much--if any--money. One of her all-purpose cleaners was vinegar. She used it with newspaper to wash the windows--or maybe I should say, we kids, used it to wash the windows. It was probably because she ran out of paper towels one day but she said newspaper cleaned better than cloth or paper towels. I trusted her and I still do. Plus, I love food and even watch shows about cooking, like Chopped, Extreme Cake Challenges, and Good Eats--so why not use something you love that's just sitting around the house to help with the work?

Vinegar mixed with water is a wonderful, non-toxic cleaner. You won't have to worry about it hurting your hands or your animals getting into the solution.

How 'bout you? Do you have any helpful hints for spring cleaning???


David Batista said...

Nope, no tips here. But I'm sure by now you'd expect this response from me. :)

And I've heard about the vinegar as cleaning agent thing before. My question is this: how do you keep your house from smelling like a salad?

Or does the water dilution take care of that?

Yes, I'm being serious . . .

Kim Kasch said...

David: I never notice it . . . much. Of course right after cleaning you can smell the vinegar but the aroma fades quickly - probably due to the dilution in water :)

Plus, I love salads ;)

Rena said...

My grandmother used vinegar a lot too, but I don't recall my mom doing it much.

No really good tips on spring cleaning. I'm still waiting for spring. :)