The Benefits of Vinegar: Cleaning Glass and Soap Scum
- Friday, 15 February 2008
Although vinegar has a certain pungent smell, we can’t argue the beneficial cleaning power it harbors. Over the next few weeks, I’ll provide a few cleaning tips we at Clean My Space have used involving vinegar, which I am sure you will find beneficial.
Vinegar works just as well as, if not better than, your run-of-the-mill glass cleaners. What we do for ease of use is place vinegar in a spray bottle (usually available at the dollar store) and treat it as regular glass cleaner. Mist it on and buff it off – it works perfectly. You may even want to use newspaper, which leaves glass streak-free. Don’t forget to recycle the newspaper afterwards!
Vinegar is also amazing in the shower (tub and tiles) for cleaning hardened-on soap scum. Vinegar eats right through stubborn stains just as well as a store-bought soap scum remover. Again, we use a spray bottle for the application, allow it to sit for about 5 minutes, then scrub off with a sponge. A rinse and buff will leave the shower glass and tiles looking utterly perfect! It also leaves stainless steel shiny, so give all fixtures a quick spray and buff with a clean and dry cloth.