Vinegar and Dawn Cleaner

I want you to see this bottle…  notice how it’s contents are nearly gone?

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This bottle was completely full when I started this adventure of slowly switching to a more green system of cleaning.  I filled this bottle with 1 part Dawn dish soap and 1 part distilled white vinegar.  Once I added both the vinegar and Dawn to the bottle, I screwed the cap on and turned the bottle over a few times to mix it.  (Every time I use the bottle, I give it a light shake, too, just to be sure it’s mixed well.)

The result? A hardcore, reliable house cleaner that is ridiculously amazing.  I use this especially in the bathroom…  I will spray it all over in the shower and tub, let it sit for a minute, then use the handheld shower sprayer to wash it off.  Apparently, it’s really good for removing soap scum, too.

This stuff works on glass (because the Dawn dish soap has a streak-free formula since it’s intended for glasses and such) so I use it for mirrors and windows, as well.

And if you ever need the cleaning version of dynamite, just sprinkle baking soda over the area you’re about to clean and spray this stuff on the baking soda (the baking soda and vinegar have a chemical reaction–lots of bubbles, fizz, and awesomeness.)

I also use this as a stain remover on laundry… just spray it directly on the stain before running your clothes through the wash.

NOTE: because of its acidity, you should never use vinegar on granite.  Just making sure you know this.

Anyway, if you’re wanting a more lightweight vinegar cleaning solution, you can also check out this recipe for orange vinegar cleaner.

Enjoy!  Let me know if you try it–or if you’re already using it, what do you use it for?

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