Soooo... Since becoming an chemical paranoid hippy type mama, I've fallen in LOVE with vinegar. For $4 a gallon a Costco, you can't really go wrong.I have one (dollar store) spray bottle with pure vinegar and another with vinegar and a bunch of drops of Tea Tree Oil (TTO... More on the wonders of that later). Here are some ways I've used vinegar with much success!!
* I spray pure vinegar on my floors and then wipe with a rag. You could also use a mop but I'm too lazy to get the thing out! Works just as good as Mr. Clean but I don't have to worry about any chemicals.
*All purpose cleaning. I spray it on my counters, stove top, etc for most of my cleaning purposes. If, for some reason I feel I need to disinfect, I spray my vinegar/TTO solution on instead
*Jericho's yeasty butt rash.... 1 cup of water + 1Tbsp of vinegar+ an hour of airtime cleared that thing right up. I have to warn you, for some reason that seemed to stop working when he was about 4 months old.
*Glass/mirror cleaner... Works awesome! Leaves no streaks!
*Laundry Soap bubble annihilater: Detergent residue is a cloth diaper mama's WORST enemy (besides brocolli poops). Vinegar is the answer to many CDing woes. I add vinegar to the rinse cycle to disenigrate the suds and prevent detergent build up on my diaps! It also helps neutralize the PH balance and remove stinkies
*Fabric softener: Same as above... Add vinegar to your rinse cycle for softer fabrics. Toss a couple tennis balls in the dryer to prevent static cling
*Sarah has used an open container of vinegar in her 'dog room' to get rid of dog smell
*And finally, let us not forget the ultimate use for vinegar: Salt and Vinegar Chips.... Yuummmmm.....
Here's a website with more uses than I could have thought of on my own: