It’s March, and some of us are starting to think about spring cleaning, so this month’s Friday Food for Thought “recipes” are for homemade cleaning products. Starting with vinegar, which is surely one of the most versatile household products ever.

For an all-purpose cleaner and deodorizer, mix equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Great for windows, counter tops, etc.

If you have a mold problem in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry room, wipe surfaces with undiluted vinegar.

Wipe cutting boards with vinegar to help eliminate bacteria.

Vinegar is an effective weed killer. Simply spray undiluted vinegar on weeds, but be careful to not spray other plants because vinegar will kill them, too. Very useful for getting rid of the weeds that grow in the cracks of a sidewalk, along the edge of a driveway, etc.

And just in case spring cleaning is making you feel overwhelmed, take a look at this “Hall of Shame” photo. Has anyone seen the vinegar? LOL, I am sooooo glad I don’t have to tackle that!

And is it just me, or are the insides of the cupboards completely empty?

Have you already started spring cleaning? Do you have any suggestions for using vinegar instead of commercial cleaners? I’d love to hear them. Believe me, when it comes to cleaning, I need all the help I can get!

Until next time,

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