Looking for an easier cleaning routine? We’ve got you’ve covered. With this simple and easy trick, you can cut your home cleaning process practically in half. From shining bathroom sinks to disinfecting kitchen countertops, there are a variety of ways to clean your home using vinegar. Here are 10 clever ways to start cleaning with vinegar.

1. Countertops

Let’s start with the obvious – your kitchen countertops! From dull to greasy, you can easily make your countertops sparkle again with this simple and easy cleaning trick. Fill a spray bottle with distilled white vinegar and shine away. For a fragrance boost, feel free to add a few drops of essential oils to your spray bottle.

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Photo Credit: MachineHeadz (iStock)

2. Refrigerator

Get rid of that funky smell coming from inside your refrigerator. After removing all your food items, carefully wipe down all the shelves, bins, and exterior surfaces on your refrigerator. For best results, clean your refrigerator every 3 to 4 months using a spray bottle of vinegar.

Fridge, Photo Credit: AndreyPopov (iStock).

Photo Credit: AndreyPopov (iStock).

3. Microwaves

Don’t forget about keeping your microwave polished. From tomato sauce splatters to loose food crumbs, bacteria can quickly build up inside your microwave. To keep it clean and tidy, wipe away all those germs swarming around in your microwave using a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water.

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Photo Credit: tab1962 (iStock).

4. Cabinets

When it comes to deep cleaning, make sure you are tackling every household surface including your kitchen cabinets. Remove grease, crumbs, and even stubborn stains with a 50-50 vinegar mix. You can even a few drops of liquid dish soap to your vinegar-water mixture.

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Photo Credit: Casarsa (iStock).

5. Cutting Boards

Cutting boards collect bacteria and should be cleaned on a regular basis. To disinfect and properly care for your wooden cutting boards, we recommend using vinegar and baking soda. First, spray your board down with pure white vinegar and then apply baking soda for scrubbing. Lastly, rinse clean!

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Photo Credit: tab1962 (iStock).

6. Shower

First, remove all the items in your showers. Next, spray down the walls with vinegar and gently scrub clean with baking soda. With a strong cleaning solution like baking soda and vinegar, you can easily break-up soap scum and any buildup remaining in your shower.

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Photo Credit: Valeriy_G (iStock).

7. Grout

Dirty, impossible to clean grout? Try using vinegar for a deep clean that really lasts! Mix together laundry powder and vinegar to form a paste for cleaning your tile surfaces and grout lines. Remove stains and dirt with a sponge and rinse clean in just 5 minutes or less!

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Photo Credit: CameronAynSmith (iStock).

8. Sink

Use a 50-50 vinegar-water solution to clean stainless steel sinks in your kitchen or bathroom. For better cleaning, spray down the sink and faucet with a generous amount of white vinegar. After letting the vinegar sit for about 15-20 minutes, wipe down the sink and rinse clean. Not only will vinegar properly disinfect, but it also helps give your sink a sharp appearance.

Sink, Photo Credit: AlexRaths (iStock).

Photo Credit: AlexRaths (iStock).

9. Wood Furniture

With 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1 cup of olive oil, and 5 drops of orange oil, you can effortlessly clean your wood furniture. Not only does this all-natural solution avoid harsh chemicals found in store-bought cleaning products, but it also keeps your wood furniture looking polished and dust-free.

Cleaning, Photo Credit: Simone Madeo (iStock).

Photo Credit: Simone Madeo (iStock).

10. Toilet

Surprisingly, you can freshen up your toilet bowl with an all-natural cleaning solution like vinegar. Pour 1 cup of vinegar into your toilet bowl and let sit for several hours or overnight. Wearing gloves, sprinkle the toilet bowl with baking soda, scrub lightly, and then flush.