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Frugal Mold & Mildew Remover

How to Get Rid of Mold and Mildew Cheaply and Naturally



Mildewy Grout

Photo © Erin Huffstetler
Store-bought mold and mildew removers aren't good for your lungs or your pocket book; so skip them, and make your own highly-effective tub and tile cleaner. To do so, simply fill a spray bottle with equal parts white vinegar and water. Then, zap that mold or mildew wherever it lurks.

Another cleaning option: Soak a sponge in the vinegar/water solution, and wipe down any areas with mold or mildew growth.

Why This Works

The acetic acid in vinegar kills mold and mildew, and also inhibits the growth of future mold and mildew.

Benefits of Cleaning with Vinegar

  • inexpensive
  • no harsh chemicals
  • natural mold and mildew remover and growth inhibitor


1) Do not reuse empty cleaner bottles. Buy a new bottle to use for your vinegar spray

2) Keep out of the reach of children

3) As with any cleaner, you should avoid all contact with the eyes and prolonged contact with the skin

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