Things to Clean with White Wine Vinegar & Baking Soda
Whether you use baking soda and vinegar separately or together around the house, there’s no doubt these environmentally friendly (non chemical based) cleaning ingredients are the perfect combination for numerous cleaning tasks. The reason is, when you combine the two products it creates a fizz which attacks stains. Plus, they’re both usually available already in people’s cupboards, so more than likely they aren’t going to cost you anything.
Freshen the Sink Drain and Shine your Stainless Steel Sink!
You can use vinegar and baking soda together to help clean the gunk and funk out of your kitchen and bathroom sinks, this can include anything from soap scum to food scraps, and even hard water stains. Instead of using harsh chemicals which in the long run could potentially cause damage to your pipes, unclog your drain and freshen it up by pouring half a cup of baking soda down the sink, followed by one cup of WHITE vinegar. Always try to keep the ratio 1 part to 2 parts. When the two mix it will start to fizz and bubble, this is to be expected so don’t worry! Wait a good ten minutes and then pour a boiled kettle down the sink, follow this by cold water for another five minutes. Once you’ve completed the first task take the opportunity to clean around your sink as well! Sprinkle a little of the baking soda onto your sink (better when damp) and give it a good scrub using a scrubbing brush such as our bamboo scrubbing brush or abrasive sponge like our easy grip sponge cleaner. The slight abrasiveness of the baking soda will help remove the stuck-on food and stains.
Removing Hard Water Stains
Vinegar is a fantastic way of breaking up mineral deposits on shower doors mirrors and taps in your bathroom, to the point where baking soda generally isn’t needed. Just mix your vinegar with some warm water and scrub with a microfibre cloth. If you do find some stains aren’t getting removed this is when the baking soda comes into play. Add it directly to the stains and spray with your solution, start scrubbing with a slight abrasive sponge, again like our easy grip sponge cleaner until the stains have been removed. You can see examples of this on our Instagram cleaning reels!
There are a few other methods to removing hard water stains as well, for example placing a cloth or paper towel soaked in WHITE vinegar over the affected area and leave it to sit for a few hours. Remove the cloth and scrub with a baking soda/water paste, spritz lightly with the vinegar then wipe clean. Your shower doors and taps should be sparkling in no time!
Removing Carpet Stains
With these cleaners up your sleeve, you needn’t worry over guests spilling drinks or children food on your carpet. Create a paste with the baking soda and a small amount of vinegar so you have a paste and work it into the stained carpet with your fingers, make sure to get in to the fibres good and proper! Allow the mixture to sit overnight, to the point where it’s dried up. Once dried, vacuum up any of the remnants. We recommend testing this on a small section of the carpet first though before doing the over all stain, just to make sure your everything is kosher!
Freshen Your Tile Grout
Similar to removing carpet stains there are a few ways you can do this.
The first is mix some warm water, baking soda and white wine vinegar more water and vinegar to baking soda. Either smear onto the grout itself or dip a grout brush into the mixture then start scrubbing the lines of your grout in your bathroom or kitchen. Once you’re done going over your floors or tiles, use a clean damp microfibre cloth to remove any baking soda residue and this should make your tiles look brand spanking new again!