Vinegar is moderately acidic, which makes it an excellent multi-purpose cleaner for house cleaning. As a household cleaner, white vinegar can be utilized to do anything from unclogging drains, to removing stains, to deodorizing, to disinfecting, and it can also be used to remove stickers as well. You can use vinegar undiluted, as an ingredient in your homemade cleaners, or combined with some baking soda, and each room in your home can benefit from white vinegar in one way or another. If you’re looking for an Amazing Maid service in Beaverton, check us out today.

Here are some of the numerous benefits of using vinegar when cleaning around the home:

Rinse-free Cleaning

For rinse-free cleaning around the house, you can mop using a mixture of a ½ cup of distilled white vinegar and a half-gallon of some warm water and change the water once it gets dirty. You can also make your cutlery and glass stay streak and smear free in your dishwasher and avoid glassware from becoming cloudy by just pouring some vinegar into the rinse-aid dispenser.

Cleaning Cutting Boards

Cutting boards can hide organisms and bacteria that can cause common food-related illnesses such as E.coli and Salmonella. To kill these organisms and keep your cutting boards disinfected and clean, apply some vinegar to a piece of cloth and scrub the cutting boards after using.

Allow them to air dry before you can use them again. Vinegar has acetic acid, and it will not only disinfect your cutting boards, but it will also get rid of any odors.

Neutralizing Odors On Furniture

For smelly dressers, cabinets and any other furniture, the most effective and simplest way is white vinegar. You can mix some vinegar with water and use a spray bottle to spray your furniture with the solution. Alternatively, you can look for a plastic tin with a lid and poke several holes on the top.

Fill up the tin with white vinegar, cover it and place it on a shelf overnight. The white vinegar will absorb all lingering odors and leave your cabinets and furniture odor free. For a nice smelly cabinet, you can wipe your shelves down using a rag dampened in vinegar.

Steam Cleaning Microwaves

There is no need to use bleach on kitchen appliances such as microwaves because the surfaces do not get stained as sinks and countertops do. Experts caution against using bleach when cleaning any part of a microwave because it makes all the plastic parts pretty brittle.

Put several tablespoons of apple cider or white vinegar in a bowl and set it inside your microwave. Turn it on high power for a couple of minutes until the solution boils and the window becomes steamy. Allow it cool for around five minutes before opening the door, and then remove your bowl and clean the inside part using a sponge.

Restoring Rugs

White vinegar can also be beneficial in cleaning fresh stains from rugs and carpets including pet messes, muddy footprints, or food spills. It is always good to treat any messes immediately after it occurs,  before it gets to the fibers of the rug. The longer the stains sit, the more they bond with the fibers making them difficult to clean.

Any solid matter on your carpet must be scooped up and all the liquid absorbed. Make use of a color-safe cloth or towel to remove any liquid. When the liquid gets absorbed, you can then spray a 100% solution of white vinegar onto the spot. Blot up using a clean cloth. You can repeat as needed until the entire stain becomes invisible and allow it to dry thoroughly.


Vinegar can deodorize and disinfect almost anything.  From sofa cushions to shower curtains, there is not much that this solution can not do. As a substitute for harsh and expensive cleaning chemicals, white vinegar is something you should keep in your cupboards.

Baking soda and white vinegar can also help to remove product accumulation from your hair and leave it pretty soft and manageable. A solution that can clean you, your car, your house and the dog is what we can refer to as a great, green buy.