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Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips Using Heinz Cleaning Vinegar

I have a confession….I am a bit of a cleanaholic….in days past I used any chemical spray-spritz concoction available that promised me shine, clean and dead germs.  I put aside the cleaning style I had seen my Mom and Grandma use….the chemical-free cleaning with items from their pantry.  Their houses always were fresh and clean but I was sure I knew so much more than they did.  Oh my!!! Well, thankfully I have gone back to my ‘cleaning roots’ and I am using natural cleaning products more and more and phasing out the chemicals.  I want products that are safe, clean smelling, environmentally friendly and most of all, family friendly!  This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

I don’t want to have to wait until the kids are out of the house to clean so that they aren’t exposed to the fumes of the ‘cleaning‘ products I’m using.  I’m also looking for versatility and I have found ALL of that in Heinz Cleaning Vinegar.

You can clean your house from top to bottom using this great product. I have so many tips but I will share my two favorite homemaking tips with you today ~ I’ll share more in the future so stay tuned!

I have had a sluggish bathroom sink drain for weeks but not anymore.  This is easy, effective and quick.

1.  First, pour boiling water down your drain.  I used a tea kettle for this.  You’ll want to pour it into a sink that is empty of water.  You don’t want the boiling water to splash on you.

2.  Next, add 1/2 cup baking soda and 1 cup Heinz Cleaning Vinegar.  When you add the vinegar to the baking soda there WILL BE a chemical reaction with popping and bubbling.  My kids and I love to watch this part.  There is nothing dangerous about this but stand back just so nothing pops on you.

 

3.  Let the above mixture settle down and do it’s magic for about 10 minutes.  When all the action has stopped, pour one cup of hot water down your drain.  Wait a bit and then turn on straight hot water and watch your previously sluggish drain now flow smoothly.

Another of my favorite tips is to use Cleaning Vinegar and table salt to get rid of lime deposits and build up on stainless steel faucets.  I have hard water in my house and I get pesky lime deposits.  To get rid of those lime deposits all you need to do is a make a paste.

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Below ~ kitchen faucet before ~ look at that grubby icky lime!

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1.  Put 1 to 2 tablespoons of salt in a small container.  The amount of salt used/needed depends on the amount of lime you need to get rid of.

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2.  Add a splash of Heinz Cleaning Vinegar ~ just enough to make a paste.

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3.  Slather this mixture on to your stainless steel faucet and surrounding area.

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4.  Wait 10 minutes and then using your hand {no chemicals so no need to worry about skin contact}, work the gritty paste around on your fixture and watch as the lime disappears.

Get rid of lime deposits with cleaning vinegar and salt ||cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Get rid of lime deposits with cleaning vinegar and salt ||cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Get rid of lime deposits with cleaning vinegar and salt ||cupcakesandcrinoline.com

5.  Rinse with warm water and admire your lime-free faucet.

The Cleaning Vinegar is a bit different from regular vinegar.  It has 6% acidity as opposed to the 5% acidity in standard vinegar.  Now, that may not seem like a lot but that 1% difference boosts all the good attributes of vinegar by 20%.  Cleaning Vinegar is an all natural product and is a highly effective cleaning agent that cuts through tough grease and germs.  It is biodegradable, safe for stainless steel, eco-friendly, environmentally friendly and non-toxic

Since it’s all natural, there’s no need to even go to the chemical aisle of the store to look for cleaning products any more.  I purchased mine at Walmart but I’ve seen it at grocery stores as well.  

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bonnie

Thursday 24th of April 2014

I will be looking for cleaning vinegar now! Why is the video private?

Mary Beth

Thursday 24th of April 2014

Thanks, Bonnie. The video is private because I was getting so many spam comments on it on You Tube that it was getting ridiculous. If I can figure out how to change the settings I'll share again publicly but for now I haven't had a chance to play around with it to see what would work (hope that made sense!).

peggy

Sunday 13th of April 2014

Thank you for sharing with all these helpful hints, and especially helping us save money! We need all the help, especially now days. Never toooooooo old to learn new ideas!

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Sunday 23rd of March 2014

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Laura Brewer

Sunday 12th of January 2014

I clean Houses for a living. I use the cleaning Vinegar on alot of stuff!!! I have a mixture I use with Dawn Power clean. My peoples LOVE the results!!! So they LOVE me!!! :) I have also used it to clean drains as you did above. But I have seen it ruin certain sink fixtures, so people need to be careful on what they use it on. I really couldnt tell you what fixture it is, but I know it is good on the stainless steel. It turned the drain part a copper color.

Mary Beth

Sunday 12th of January 2014

Thanks so much for the advice regarding different fixtures, Laura ~ I appreciate it.

Thanks also for stopping by and commenting ~ have a wonderful week.

Mary Beth

Sunday 12th of January 2014

Thanks so much for the advice about different fixtures, Laura. I appreciate it.

Thanks also for stopping by and leaving a comment ~ have a wonderful week.

Mary Beth

Sunday 25th of November 2012

Hi Jennifer ~ I'm glad you like it : ) I have city water/sewer so I'm not sure about septic systems. Sorry I don't know about that.

Have a great Sunday and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment.

Mary Beth