I use vinegar in a lot of cleaning projects: washing windows with a little vinegar and some soap and a squeegee; full strength to clean my stainless steel sink; with soap and water to mop our floors. This week I had the inspiration to use straight vinegar to clean the toilet! I poured in about half a cup, swabbed it around, and let it sit for a while. It worked at least as well as expensive toilet bowl cleaner (ecologically correct, of course) that we use. We will finish the cleaner that we have a switch to vinegar, which is cheaper and lower on the energy chain!
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DIY: Do Something (Just About Anything) With Vinegar!
Cleopatra bet her lover Marc Antony that she could spend an enormous amount of money (10 million sesterces) on one meal. She did it by dropping her expensive pearl earring into a glass of vinegar, where it dissolved completely. She then drank the vinegar and won the bet!
Most household products are expensive, toxic, and wasteful. Even green, non-toxic products cost more than what you could make yourself. Plain old white vinegar is cheap, comes in bulk, and can do just about anything!
- Take a look in Resources for the multitude of ways you can use vinegar around the house.
- Pick way you could use vinegar, try it, and let us know how it goes.
- Will you be able to replace a product you've been buying with your own home-made version?
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