So I did what most people do: I Googled. And what did I find? Nothing. Nothing but failed attempts by others. But I continued to Google, trying different variations of search terms, because this has worked for me before. And what did I find? Someone who'd had a kitchen accident. They'd dropped a bottle on their white kitchen tile. The bottle broke, but not the tile. While they were cleaning up, the grout dissolved!
What bottle did they break? Balsamic Vinegar. That's right. The bottle many of us have on the shelf.
Let me tell you, the entire family was so excited, they each had to try their hand at it! I was so excited I didn't take any before/after pictures.
One item off the punch list, I continued my rounds of filling holes and touching up paint, and found myself in the bathroom. Now, this being a first home for my son and his wife, they were in a neighborhood with very hard water. They had used every cleaning product sold to try and clean their tub/shower. Nothing worked. But guess what? Balsamic Vinegar does!
I realize it's weird to get excited about something that cleans and is natural (imagine what it does to your insides!), but I won't apologize. Balsamic Vinegar is the new Windex...ba-da-bum!
Did you get the My Big, Fat Greek Wedding reference?
I hope this post makes someone breathe easier about some stain or grout line they've been trying to remove. And if you happen to have a cleaning lady who does this all magically, I hope I've entertained. Do you have a special cleaning trick? I'd love to hear about it!
Melinda Curtis is an award-winning USA Today bestseller. Her next release is A Heartwarming Holiday (a steal at 99 cents with a coupon for $1 off your next Heartwarming purchase). Her November release is Marrying the Single Dad, where an auto mechanic and a hair stylist fight over ownership of a once classic car...Hey, I bet my hero Joe would love the power of Balsamic Vinegar!