When I was a child I would often visit my friends' homes. It seemed there was always a day when their parents would tell them to clean their room before the maid arrives. This struck me as odd. To this day I still don't understand why people tidy before their cleaner arrives, and I'm discovering that this is not an uncommon phenomenon.
It's no secret that white vinegar (acetic acid) is an all-powerful dirt busting powerhouse of awesome. It is commonly used for many different purposes, from eating to removing the finish off a car. And the best part is that it's 100% natural, biodegradable, vegan, hypoallergenic, and non-toxic. But when assessing the environmental impact of vinegar, there is more to consider than its green cleaning value.