Cleaning the esky

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Cleaning the esky

Postby linv » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:14 pm

This is really embarrassing to admit, but I discovered I forgot to empty my icebox last time I went camping... I obviously thought I had, but I didn't.

The smell when I opened it was very unpleasant indeed.

So I gave it a spray with the hose, poured half a packet of baking soda in it and a couple of cups of vinegar, closed the lid and left it overnight. Next day I opened it: no smell whatsoever!
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Re: Cleaning the esky

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:05 pm

Vinegar....the magic potion....

I use it for all sorts of cleaning.....here are just a few links for the many uses of vinegar:

http://www.vinegartips.com/scripts/pageViewSec.asp?id=7

http://www.back-to-basics-cleaning.com/vinegar.html

http://www.reao.com.au/forum/showthread ... ng-Methods


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Re: Cleaning the esky

Postby sienna » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:14 pm

Vinegar and bi carb are awesome. I use vinegar instead of fabric softener in the washing machine. Works a treat. Also, pour bi carb into your sink and add vinegar and warm water. Will unblock your drains.
For killing off ant nests, put bi carb, vinegar and dishwashing liquid in a bucket and top up with water. Watch out for the froth which is harmless to your skin. Pour down the ants nests. May need to repeat if the nest is big.
At my other house I used vinegar in hot water to mop the floors. I couldn't use anything that was soapy cos the tiles were textured and it would make more mess than it cleaned up.
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