Going green is sometimes hard to do when you’re in an RV. When trying to minimize costs associated with traveling out of town for the weekend or for an extended vacation, we often tend to buy the cheapest cleaners at the store and bring them along.
I’ve found a way to break that cycle and it’s cheaper than buying the expensive, so-called “green” cleaners. Vinegar is an essential supply that every RVer needs to have on-board. It’s extremely versatile and you can get a gallon of it for just a few dollars. I’m going to share with you some recipes I’ve collected over the years for cleaning solutions based with vinegar, so no more cleaning with expensive chemicals that are probably making you sick and making your wallet a little lighter.
General Cleaning Solution
50/50 mixture of alcohol & vinegar
1 teaspoon of liquid soap (Dawn, Ivory, etc..)
Distilled water to top off spray bottle
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Start with an empty toilet bowl
add 1-3 cups of vinegar to the bowl.
Sprinkle baking soda until it fizzes.Scrub the bowl with a brush, then flush.
Add 1/2 cup of alcohol with 1/2 cup of vinegar to a spray bottle
Use a microfiber cloth to wipe down glass and mirrors.
RV Exterior Cleaner
Add 2 tablespoons liquid soap & 1/2 cup of vinegar to 1 gallon of water
Squirt straight vinegar into the air as a mist
(Add a drop or 2 of your favorite scented oils to combat the faint vinegar smell)
Bring a mixture of 2 cups of water and 1 cup of vinegar to a boil in the microwaveRemove and wipe down the dried food from the sides
Pour 1/4 cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by 1 cup of vinegarLet sit overnight and flush with warm water
This is just the tip of the iceberg, as there are so many wonderful ways to use vinegar in our RV. What do you use vinegar for? Visit us on Facebook and tell us of some recipes you use to keep your RV clean.