Monday, 1 June 2009

My new best friend

Yup. My new best friend is white vinegar.

That cheap, strong smelling liquid found in most households.

I haven't discovered a use for it yet for actually cooking, but oh, the wonders it does for cleaning.

There is a whole list of things you can use vinegar for in cleaning, but so far, I've only used it for two.

The first one, I've mentioned before - when combined with bi-carb, it removes stains extremely easily and gives surfaces a real nice shine.

The second one was something I was a little dubious about, considering how strong the smell of vinegar is, but it works.

I'm talking about pouring vinegar into your laundry in the final rinse.

The recommended amount is 1/2 to 1 cup, but I usually just pour a glug.

It acts as an extremely environmentally friendly fabric softener and it also brightens the colours of your clothes.

And when you pull the clothes out of the machine, no strange vinegar smell.


Environmentally friendly.

And cheap.

Vinegar photo from here.


Perseus said...

Nothin beats Exit Mould. NOTHING!

Kel said...

vinegar is great for new linen, sheets, towels etc, it helps remove the chemical smell from their production and keeps the towels soft AND absorbent

plus it's safe to use in septic systems :)

yes - another vinegar fan here

Clansi said...

oh yes, I love the bicarb/vinegar combo for cleaning the shower.

I was honestly STUNNED the first time I tried it. Sparkling glass, clean tiles. Winner!

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