(for kitchen and bath counter tops, back splashes, stove tops, and exterior surfaces of toilet)
mix together 1 cup of white vinegar & 1 cup of water in a spray bottle
use above mentioned spray and dry with a soft cloth
Apply vinegar full-strength to a sponge and wipe with vinegar first. Next, use baking soda as you would scouring powder. Rub with a damp sponge and rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Laminate: 1/2 cup white vinegar mixed into 1/2 gallon water
Wood Floors: mix a 1to 1 ratio of vegetable oil and vinegar into a solution, apply a thin coat, and rub in well.
Brick and Stone Floors: mix 1 cup white vinegar into 1 gallon water; scrub the floor with a brush and the vinegar solution; rinse with clean water.
Ceramic Tile: mix 1/4 cup white vinegar (more if very dirty) into 1 gallon water.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Sprinkle baking soda into the bowl, then drizzle with vinegar and scour with a toilet brush. Use a pumice stone to remove any remaining hard water rings.
for slow-moving drains
Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain. Add 1/2 cup white vinegar and cover the drain, if possible. Let set for a few minutes, then pour a kettle of boiling water down the drain to flush it.
DO NOT USE THIS METHOD AFTER ANY COMMERCIAL DRAIN OPENER HAS BEEN USED OR IS STILL PRESENT IN THE STANDING WATER.
Mix in a sprayer bottle equal amounts of white vinegar and warm water. Dry with a soft cloth for a streak-free shine.
Using the above cleaners, my boys and I will be able to clean the following:
- entire bathroom from top to bottom
- living room
- most of the kitchen.