May 13, 2009 at 10:48 am #248082MorriskeMember
I am trying to use only Bicarb and Vinegar to clean the bathroom and toilet. Seems to work well. The only problem is that it works out quite expensive buying it at the supermarket. You can get homebrand vinegar, but the bicarb only comes in little boxes and never lasts more than a couple of cleans.
Is there anywhere that you can buy this sort of stuff in bulk?
KeriMay 13, 2009 at 11:13 am #410886FatimaMember
I used to get it in 5kg bags at our local produce store. It seems more common in the produce stores in dairying areas.:tup:May 13, 2009 at 11:19 am #410887MorriskeMember
Thanks Fatima. I’ll ask the guys at my produce store if they can get it in for me.May 13, 2009 at 11:36 am #410888FatimaMember
No worries. Vinegar and Bicarb is great for getting grease out of carpet too. I speak from experience!:lol:May 13, 2009 at 8:17 pm #410889ccBearMember
Cut back on your Bicarb use. I spray the vinegar on the surface to be cleaned then a light sprinkle of Bicarb. Does the job well.:tup:May 13, 2009 at 8:26 pm #410890
Woolies has it in a large homebrand pack.May 13, 2009 at 11:02 pm #410891RobyneMember
Not at our Woolies still selling the name brand.
I make my own cleaner I found in an old book.
House Hold Cleaner:
2 tablespoons of washing up liquid
2 Tblspns of Ammonia
Put in a 2 litre bottle and top up with hot water. Leave over night then spray to clean. Do NOt Use with bleach can cause a gas.
You can double your vinegar by tipping half into another bottle and topping up with rain water leave 24 hours and full strength again.
According to Enio you can do thins over and over. I 1/2 fill a 20 litre bottle and topped up with rain water haven’t bought vinegar for ages.
I also put lavendar flowers in a 2 litre bottle and top up with vinegar for the toilet gives a nice scent.May 14, 2009 at 1:15 am #410892supergranMember
We get 500g packets from our woolies I put a srinkle into the dark wash and a vinegar in the cuddly container And get no streaks on the dark trackies:tup:May 14, 2009 at 1:29 am #410893ArtyMember
can the topping vinegar up with rain water trick be done with apple cider vinegar as well? Also, can filtered water be used instead of rain water?May 14, 2009 at 3:21 am #410894WombatMember
Hmmm, sorry to say but that trick of the top up sounds like bulldust to me. Dilute vinegar with water and you are going to get diluted vinegar no matter how long you leave it. Has anyone tried it and measured the concentration of vinegar after dilution and the next day, say by titrating the acetic acid?
NevMay 14, 2009 at 11:54 am #410895marigoldMember
Agree with you Wombat. After all, vinegar is soured wine and turning water into wine hasn’t been done for quite a long time!
We wondered about the cleaning vinegar the Stupidmarkets sell, whether it was just a rip off, but it actually is stronger – almost twice as strong. (I found the hygrometer:tup: )
ETA : Ooops! Hydrometer, I meanMay 14, 2009 at 8:29 pm #410896
Can you ask your woolies to get some in for you? I can send you a wrapper to ward off any claim that they don’t have a home brand alternative if you want?May 14, 2009 at 11:11 pm #410897RobyneMember
been using my vinegar that way for years, its does strenghten up for some reason. But you have to leave it for 24 hours to do the job
Not a chemist don’t know why but it saves me money;May 18, 2009 at 9:54 pm #410898
Had reason to be down at Surfers yesterday and popped into one of the larger Woolies stores (Aust. Fair) – they had home brand everything – except bicarb! I didn’t have the time to ask why but perhaps those of us that have the 500g home brand in our stores ought to stock up on a couple of packets. Interestingly the only bi-carb they had shelf space for was the large blue & white box.May 18, 2009 at 10:18 pm #410899leftyMember
I buy bi-carb in the Asian grocery store in 3kg packs – I haven’t bought any for a while – 3kgs lasts ages – but from memory it was about $3.50 – certainly much cheaper than in little boxes and is the same brand.
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