Remove carpet stains
You can lift out many stains from your carpet with vinegar:
For light stains, mix 2 tablespoons salt with ½ cup white vinegar. Rub into the stain, let try and vacuum.
For tough, ground-in dirt and other stains, make a paste of 1 tablespoon vinegar with 1 tablespoon corn starch, and rub it into the stain using a dry cloth. Let it set for two days, then vacuum.
Keep bathroom mirrors frost-free
Vinegar is a great way to keep frost from forming on glass doors and mirrors. Spray the glass with a mixture of 3 parts white vinegar to 1 part water and polish away.
Refresh your refrigerator
Fridge has a moldy smell? You can freshen up your fridge with a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and water. You can use the solution to wash the interior and exterior of the fridge.
Steam-clean your microwave
Fill a bowl with 1 cup water and ¼ cup vinegar. Set the bowl in the microwave and cook on high for 5 minutes. Once the bowl cools down, use the solution to wipe off the walls of the microwave.
Disinfect cutting boards in the Stew pantry and galley
Use full-strength white vinegar to clean wood cutting boards or butcher block counter-tops. This is a great alternative to dishwasher detergent that can weaken surfaces and wood fiber. It disinfects against E.coli, salmonella and staphylococcus.
Clean china, crystal, and glassware
Have soap spots and dingy spots on your dishes? Polish them away with undiluted vinegar
Stop reds from running
Unless you or your guests have a fondness for pink-tinted clothing, take one simple precaution to prevent red washable clothes from ruining your wash loads. Soak new clothes in a few cups of undiluted white vinegar for 10-15 minutes before their first washing. You’ll never have to worry about running colours again! This also works with other bright colours that you worry might run. However - REMEMBER THE RULE - COLOURS AND WHITES NEVER GET WASHED TOGETHER!!!
Weekly clean - all toilets on board
Put 2 handful ice and a cup of vinegar in each toilet on board and immediately flush the toilet. This will break down any calcification or build-up in the toilet pipes and system.
Calcium breakdown in your kettles and irons
1 cup vinegar + 1 cup water in the iron - heat up iron and steam out onto an old dropsheet - this will get rid of any calcium build-up in the iron. Remember to rinse out water reservoir and only use distilled water in your irons!
1 cup vinegar + 1 cup water in the kettle - boil as per normal and rinse kettle out afterwards