White vinegar is a low cost, all natural and safe to use cleaner. Can it wipe out yucky mildew?
- Better for the Earth – white vinegar is made from corn, a renewable resource
- Better for You – vinegar does not have harmful fumes and is safe to use around kids and pets
- Saves Money – oz for oz, white vinegar is a steal vs traditional cleaning products. It’s an even better deal vs high priced “natural” products.
- Natural anti-mold and anti-bacterial properties
- Your house will smell like vinegar – but it dissipates quickly
So there’s this spot in my bathroom that’s pretty yucky. I mean really yucky. So yucky that maybe I’ll tell you it’s in a friend’s bathroom because it’s just too embarrassing. Ahem.
This spot must be destroyed immediately. Especially since a quick Google search suggests to me that it could be (bum ba ba bummmm) Black Mold. This is not especially surprising as my (friend’s) bathroom is completely unventilated. Enter my newest natural weapon: white vinegar.
I got my strong husband to remove the glass shower doors where the mildew was creeping and take them out to the backyard. A quick spritz of vinegar, and a little attention with a scrubber sponge took care of the problem quite nicely. The three-year old happily hosed down the shower doors for me and they dried in the sun. Look at how great it turned out!
Overall, vinegar was an easy, cheap and effective tool against the mildew that was creeping around the edges of my shower. It also did a decent job of clearing up some of the soap scum on the glass shower doors as well. I’m thinking a whole series on cleaning with vinegar may be in order!
Update: there is a strip of brown grass in my backyard where I did the cleaning. Perhaps a review of vinegar as a week killer is in order?
What have you successfully cleaned with vinegar? Any ideas for what I should try next?