Making your own vinegar cleaning spray is ridiculously easy and WAY cheaper than any cleaning products you can buy. At first I only used it for cleaning windows and mirrors, since diluted vinegar will clean glass without any streaks. However, I recently found out via Pinterest that using a diluted vinegar spray on fresh produce will remove 98% of the bacteria (see article on NPR). Now I use this handy homemade glass cleaner on fresh produce, as a cleaning spray for counter tops and other hard surfaces, and of course, to clean glass.
If you don't already make your own vinegar cleaning spray, I would highly recommend it. It's totally safe and environmentally-friendly (unlike many commercial cleaning products). It's also important to realize that many commercial products test on animals, so by making your own, you avoid the cruelty. If you are interested in even more ways to naturally clean your home, you can find lots of tips at Eartheasy.
What you need:
1 spray bottle (dedicated for this purpose only — do not reuse spray bottles from commercial products because it could contaminate your cleaner)
funnel, optional but handy
1 part distilled white vinegar
3 parts water
(Amounts of vinegar and water will vary based on spray bottle size. I usually mix 1/4 cup vinegar with 3/4 cup water for my small spray bottle.)
What to do:
Combine 1 part vinegar with 3 parts water in your spray bottle, using funnel if needed. Gently shake to combine. If using for produce, spray fruits or veggies with a few squirts to coat them. You may want to rub or scrub veggies to remove any dirt or residues. Rinse with fresh water.