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14 Ways to Save Money on Cleaning Supplies
- Clean windows using vinegar in a spray bottle and newspapers.
- Use vinegar to kill unwanted grass between bricks and in crevices.
- Relieve itching by dabbing it on bug bites.
- Remove winter road salt residue on car carpeting by spraying with a mixture of equal parts white distilled vinegar and water, then blot with a soft towel.
- Soothe sunburned skin by placing vinegar on a cotton ball and dabbing it on the sunburn.
- Clean food stains from pots and pans by soaking them in vinegar for 30 minutes, then rinsing in hot, soapy water.
- Clean rust from tools by soaking in white vinegar overnight.
- Remove the hazy film that builds up on the inside of car windows by spraying with white distilled vinegar.
- Freshen and clean the garbage disposal by pouring in one cup of vinegar, let it sit for several minutes and flushing.
- Preserve cut flowers and liven droopy ones by adding 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar and 1 teaspoon sugar to a quart of water in a vase.
- Clean soap scum in washing machine hoses and dishwashers by running a cycle with a cup of white vinegar.
- Clean a steam iron’s mineral deposits by filling it with white vinegar and steam ironing a rag, then repeat ironing with water to rinse the tank.
- Clean a coffee maker with vinegar by filling the water reservoir with 1 cup or more vinegar and run it through a whole cycle. Run it once or twice more with plain water to rinse clean. (Check the owners’ manual first.)
- Get rid of calcium deposits on faucets by soaking a cloth or paper towel in white distilled vinegar and wrapping the area tightly. Let this sit for a couple of hours or overnight.