15 Ways to Spring Clean with Vinegar

7. Clean the Garbage Disposal

To safely and easily disinfect your garbage disposal using baking soda and white vinegar:

– Measure out 1/2 cup of baking soda, and pour it down the garbage disposal.
– Measure one cup of white vinegar, and pour it down the garbage disposal.
– Allow the chemical reaction between the baking soda and vinegar to work for a minute.
– Pour a pot of boiling water down the garbage disposal, and allow it to sit for five minutes.
– Turn on the cold water tap in the sink with the garbage disposal, then turn on the disposal to flush it out.

8. Clean Grout Lines on Tile Floors

Grout lines on tile floors can become dirty and discolored over time. To clean either light or dark colored grout lines, try the following methods using common household cleaners.

To clean dark colored grout lines on tile floors:

– Mix baking soda and white vinegar in a cup to a paste-like consistency.
– Use a small brush to apply the mixture to the grout lines.
– Allow the mixture to remain on the grout lines for a little while.
– Use a small scrub brush or an old toothbrush to scrub the grout lines.
– Clean the floor with water to remove the baking soda and vinegar solution.

9. Clean Glass Shower Doors

White vinegar works great for removing soap scum from the glass on your shower door. When the door is clean, spray a car windshield sealer, such as Rain-X Glass Treatment, on a rag and wipe the door down thoroughly. Once the sealer has dried, use a clean rag to remove any remaining sealer.


  1. Danny & Chelsea,
    What is the best way or solution to getting hard water stains off my black granite counter top?
    Opal Morgan

    • Hi, Opal!
      If this is a hard-water stain that just won’t come out with household detergent and water, try this recipe:
      Mix water with baking soda to create a paste, and then scrub the stain and rinse the surface.
      Good luck with that granite countertop!

  2. We use “Cleaning Vinegar” for everything in the house. We use it as an all purpose cleaner and have it diluted based on the surface that we are cleaning. For the more difficult cleaning, use it as close to full strength as possible. For the other more delicate areas in the house, such as hard wood floors, counter tops, etc, dilute accordingly and make certain to wipe the area dry after cleaning with a damp cloth. The cleaning vinegar even diluted should never sit on a surface for a very long period of time. It is great for homes with pets and children.


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