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Valuable Vinegar: Tips For RV Cleaning and Home Remedies

From beauty care to cooking and everything in between, vinegar has a broad range of uses that offer solutions to some of your biggest at-home issues. Whether you’ve caught a case of poison ivy or your tabletops have started to collect water rings, vinegar provides a simple and quick fix to a full spectrum of everyday problems. If you really want to get a feel for just how valuable vinegar can be, check out all of these tips for RV cleaning and home remedies that involve this powerful and non-toxic liquid!

Vinegar Tips For RV Cleaning

Is your RV starting to lack the luster it once had when you first pulled it off the dealership lot? Restore your rig to its original state of perfection by concocting some of these vinegar mixtures that will make cleaning your RV simple and easy:

The Refrigerator

Mix equal parts water and vinegar. Use the mixture to wipe down the shelving and sidewalls of your fridge. Not only will the vinegar aid in cleaning the surfaces, but it will also help to neutralize odors and get rid of any unpleasant smells.

The Bathroom

Put full-strength vinegar in a recycled spray bottle and spritz your vanity top, sink, and tub with it before wiping it down with a damp cloth. The vinegar will help to eliminate soap scum and built-up grime.

The Toilet

Pour 1 cup of diluted, distilled white vinegar into your toilet bowl and let it sit overnight. Then scrub down the toilet with a brush as you would normally. The vinegar will allow you to easily scrub away hard stains.

The Microwave

Fill a small bowl with equal parts hot water and vinegar. Microwave the bowl on high for around 4 minutes. The resulting moisture from the vinegar will loosen any stuck-on foods so that you can wipe them off with ease.

The Carpets

Create a paste by mixing together 2 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar and 1/4 tablespoon salt or baking soda. Apply the paste to your stain and let it dry overnight before vacuuming it up the following day.

The Appliances

If you’ve got stainless steel or chrome appliances, apply a light misting of undiluted white vinegar to their surfaces, and buff out any markings with a soft cloth, making sure to wipe with the direction of the grain.

The Furniture

To brighten up leather furnishings, mix up equal parts white vinegar and boiled linseed oil. Put the mixture in a recycled spray bottle and shake well. Then spray evenly on your leather surfaces and give the mixture a few minutes to set in before rubbing it off with a soft cloth. For fabric cushion cleaning tips, click here!

The Tabletops

Eliminate water rings on your wooden tabletops by mixing equal parts vinegar with olive oil and applying it to the circular stains with a soft cloth. Using medium pressure, rub away the water rings until they are no longer visible.

The Windows

Fill a spray bottle with equal parts water and apple cider vinegar. Spray your glass surfaces with the mixture and wipe down with a paper towel or a soft cloth. The vinegar will leave your windows with a streak-free shine!

The Faucets

Make a paste by mixing 1 teaspoon of vinegar with 2 tablespoons of salt. Apply the paste to your sink fixtures and rub them down with a cloth. The vinegar blend will help to get rid of any lime build up.

Vinegar Tips For Home Remedies

Find a simple remedy to some of your more common RVing issues by harnessing the power of vinegar! Find easy solutions by checking out these everyday problems and how to fix them with a potent vinegar concoction.

Noticing Bad Smells?

Neutralize odors in your fabrics, furnishings, and carpets by filling a spray bottle with white vinegar. Then liberally spritz the affected areas and the unpleasant scent should dissipate. Get rid of weird smells in the air by mixing 1/2 cup white vinegar with 1 cup water in a cooking pot. Then let it boil until the liquid evaporates and you’ll be breathing better-smelling air in no time!

Starting To Itch?

Soothe irritation from mosquito bites by soaking a cotton ball in white vinegar before dabbing it on the itchy area. If you suspect you’ve got poison ivy, apply apple cider vinegar directly to the infected area. The apple cider vinegar will help to pull out the poison from your pores while relieving the itching sensation.

Pet Making a Mess?

If you RV with your pet, they are bound to have an accident every now and again. To get rid of any resulting stains or smells, mix 1/4 cup white vinegar with a quart of water. Soak the soiled area and let the mixture rest for around 10 minutes. Then blot the area with a cloth or paper towel. If you have a wet-vac handy, use it to remove excess moisture.

Worried About Pesticides?

It’s no secret that the fruits and vegetables we buy in stores can potentially be contaminated with all kinds of pesticides. To clean your produce most effectively, mix 2 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar with one pint of water, and use the mixture to clean your fruits and veggies as you normally would. The vinegar will kill more pesticides that just cleaning with water alone.

Got A Dirty Grill?

Overtime, grime, rust, and other residue can develop on your grill grate and it can start to affect the tastes of your foods. To remove this hard-to-clean residue, spray some distilled white vinegar on your grill grate and let it sit for a few minutes. Then crumple up a piece of aluminum foil and use it to scrub off the gunk.

Stuck In The Past?

Maybe you’re a die-hard Bernie bro who's ready to put the somber election of 2016 behind you. Or maybe that COEXIST sticker has just become too mainstream for your liking. Either way, you can rid your RV’s bumper of any old election stickers and philosophical labels by simply saturating them with undiluted vinegar. Let the vinegar soak in for about 10 minutes before scraping it off with a plastic card.

How do you harness the power of vinegar for the purpose of RV cleaning and at-home remedies? Spread your knowledge by leaving a comment!

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