April 09, 2015

5 Proven Housecleaning Tips Using Vinegar, Lemon and Salt

Spring is here and after being held hostage in our home by Mother Nature, I'm ready to get out and enjoy some sunshine.  Spring cleaning is full of chores we loathe but here are a few housecleaning tips using vinegar, lemons and salt to help you save time and money plus get you out the door for some Springtime fun.

1.  Clean Your Microwave
        At least once a week, clean your microwave using a mixture of 1 cup water and 1 cup vinegar.    Heat in microwave for about 5 minutes and wipe clean.  For a fresh smelling alternative, add a couple of lemon slices to your vinegar/water combination.

2.  Freshen the Dishwasher and Make Glassware Shine
        Add a cupful of vinegar to your dishwasher to get rid of those stale odors in your dishwasher and make your glasses shine like fine crystal.  

3.  Disinfect Your Garbage Disposal
        Stop!  Don't toss that lemon in the garbage.  Slice it, drop those lemon slices and a tablespoon of salt into your garbage disposal, run some water and turn the disposal on.  Be sure to let it run for a few seconds.

4.  Scrub It with Salt
        Salt is a natural abrasive.  Instead of using chemical laden abrasive cleaners try using salt to scrub your tub, sink and pots and pans.  Got a tough stain?  Make a paste of water and salt and let sit overnight.  Simply scrub and rinse in the morning for a quick clean up of stubborn stains.  

5.  Freshen Laundry
        Freshen laundry by adding a 1/2 cup of vinegar to your load at the beginning of the wash cycle.

There you have it, five proven housecleaning tips using vinegar, lemon and salt.  Do you have any tried and true tips?  Let me know, leave a comment below.



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