Your pantry ingredients
are not just for cooking
- they work wonders in
Vinegar, baking soda, salt - staples in almost every pantry, that can double as household cleaners! Once you give a shot at being your cleaners, you'll be looking at your pantry ingredients in a whole new light!
Soap scum, stains, odors, and various other common cleaning pickles can be treated with five household ingredients you most likely have in your pantry. You can frugally clean your entire home with the same ingredients you cook with!
1. White Vinegar
Avoid having your home smell like a pickle when using vinegar, by simply adding some essential oils to your mix - or better yet make your own citrus scented vinegar to help lessen the smell. Regardless of whether you can stand the smell, vinegar is a wonderful cleaner.
2. Salt - Kosher Please!
You know that big blue box of kosher salt sitting on your shelf? It's great extra muscle for cleaning stuck-on food from pots, pans, and stove accessories. Mix it with a little water to make a paste, apply, scrub, and rinse clean. Great for stove grate and cast iron pots!
3. Baking Soda
For so much more than eliminating fridge odors or creating volcanos! There isn't a room in your house that you can't utilize this product. It's a remarkable cleaning solution for things like removing baked-on food and polishing your sink.
4. Cream of Tartar
Use this baking staple with a little water, lemon juice, or if you need to whiten hydrogen peroxide. Simply use a tablespoon or two and make a paste.
Lemons and their juice aren't just for cooking and lemonade, they have some excellent cleaning properties as well. The next time life hands you lemons, use them to clean!