Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Terminology Tuesday - Vinegar

(Note: I think it's important to know the terminology and words used when learning any new business including mobile home investing. I came up with 'Terminology Tuesday' as a way to go over the terminology used in the mobile home business. It's important to know the terminology when talking to people in the business so you're all on the same page).

According to Wikipedia:

"Vinegar is an acidic liquid produced from the fermentation of ethanol in a process that yields its key ingredient, acetic acid (ethanoic acid). It also may come in a diluted form. The acetic acid concentration typically ranges from 4% to 8% by volume for table vinegar[1] and up to 18% for pickling. Natural vinegars also contain small amounts of tartaric acid, citric acid, and other acids. Vinegar has been used since ancient times and is an important element in European, Asian, and other cuisines. The word "vinegar" derives from the Old French vin aigre, meaning 'sour wine'."

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In a past "Terminology Tuesday" post, I had mentioned how I've learned a lot from my cleaning crews regarding the cleaning product industry. What I've learned is that most cleaning products are just additional product lines - it's not necessary to have one cleaning product for the kitchen, one for the bathroom, one as a degreaser, etc. It can all be done with fewer products.

Vinegar is one cleaning product that is very versatile - it can be used to clean a lot of different things. The thing about vinegar is it's ability to make things shiny and sparkly - it's amazing. The only thing about vinegar is the smell but that disintegrates (after a bit) into the air.

I first learned about the cleaning power of vinegar on a trip to Germany. I had actually been in one of the small convenient stores, Aldi, when I noticed an employee cleaning the shelves with a familiar smell. Since by nature I'm a curious person, I asked that person what they were using to clean the shelves as it smelled very familiar - it was vinegar.

To my surprise, I asked "Why?" I was told that vinegar is good for the environment and does a really good job of cleaning - it's used throughout Germany as a cleaning product. Furthermore, I was told they also used vinegar to clean floors, walls, and all sorts of things that needed cleaning around the store - I was astonished!

Turns out, vinegar is one of their main cleaning products. At the time, it sounded kind of crazy as I usually only remember using vinegar in salad dressings or tasting it in chips (aka vinegar style!).

But, now as I step back and think about - it's actually very smart. As I mentioned in this post last week - many people who lived in some of our most toughest times, such as the Great Depression, had to do with what they had to make ends meet.

To show you the cleaning power of what vinegar can really do, I'd like to share with you a short video:

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I hope this "Terminology Tuesday" post has been helpful and has given you some useful information to use both in your business as well as your personal life - it definitely has for me.

Happy investing!

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Esi said...

Vinegar is great. I use it to clean my hardwood floors and it looks shiny and brand new again. I also use it to wash fruits and veggies after mixing it with some water and salt. It works great. Good one gurl.

Mobile Home Gurl said...

Wow, that's cool Esi! Since I've learned more about cleaning, it's amazing what some everyday household products such as vinegar can do. I've never used vinegar to wash fruits and vegetables, I'll have to try that some time. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by, it's nice to see you here again!

Carey_PA said...

Here's a tip for all of you heartburn sufferers out there.

Whenever you get heartburn swallow 1 to 2 teaspoons of Raw, Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar.

It will burn for like 3 seconds but your heartburn will disappear instantly.

Try it, it works. Take it from a person how use to be on heartburn meds for over 10 years plus.

Now I eat better and just use apple cider vinegar or raw, unprocessed honey if I have issues.

:-) I'm full of crazy information Rachel! lol

Mobile Home Gurl said...

Awesome, thanks for the tip Carey!