I have a confession. I love vinegar.
My love has recently been intensified by….my steam cleaner. Yes, life is exciting over here. I’m always looking for ways to decrease the amount of harsh chemicals I use in my home, and when we moved into a home with major pet odor and stained carpets, I felt helpless. Being committed to supporting locally owned businesses, I searched for a local company who would use fewer chemicals. We hired Dry Step, who uses mainly an enzyme cleaner, and that helped, a lot. When the owner (super impressedby a company who send out their owner to get it done right!) came and did our second treatment, I asked her if I could use my steam cleaner if we had any breakthrough stink. She said ONLY if I used ONLY vinegar. I had never even thought of this! I was prepared to spend $30 plus on natural/enzyme cleaners when all I needed was a $2 jug of vinegar? The craziest part is that it works! Of course it smells like vinegar for an hour or two, but it dissipates so fast, and then the carpets are clean and fresh. So, before you go out and buy another bottle of steam cleaner detergent, grab a big jug of white vinegar and save yourself some cash. With 3 small active kiddos and a crazy 8 month old Goldendoodle, we need this!
Vinegar is a main ingredient in Dandelion Daisy All Home Cleaning Spray and is awesome on everything from stovetops to toilets. Paired with a microfiber cloth and some elbow grease, I can clean just about anything!
On a side note; when you are using Dandelion Daisy Natural Laundry Detergent, do NOT use vinegar in place of fabric softener. The vinegar reacts with the soap in our detergent and may leave a slight residue on your clothes. I recommend wool dryer balls for fabric softening. Long term, these may be even cheaper than vinegar!