8 Practical Uses For Apple Cider Vinegar –

September 2019

September in our area usually means back to school. So I will play on the back to school theme “apple for the teacher” as well as take into account the organic benefits of apple cider as well to keep your home free of toxins and get it “show ready” for potential buyers to walk through.

You’ve probably heard about all the benefits of apple cider vinegar in the beauty department – it can be used as a toner, a deodorant, and even a conditioning hair rinse. But did you know ACV can be used as a cleaning product? If you’ve been thinking of going non-toxic, replacing your current cleaners with apple cider vinegar is the affordable, easy way to do just that. Here are some of the household items you can replace and how to do so! 

1. Fabric Softener

ACV is a great way to condition your laundry if you have sensitive skin. Just add 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar in place of your fabric softener and stop all the itching caused by harsh chemicals.

2. Household Cleaner

Apple cider vinegar has a great deal of antibacterial properties so it works extremely well as an every day household cleaner. Mix equal parts water and ACV in a spray bottle and you’re ready to clean! While the vinegar smell will fade, you can add a few drops of citrus essential oil to leave a great smell once it dries.

3. Drain Cleaner

Instead of buying drain cleaner filled with dangerous chemicals, use safe items you probably already have! Mix 1/2 cup of salt and 1/2 cup of baking soda and pour that down your clogged drain. Then, pour 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar. Let the products react for 1-2 hours and then rinse with warm water.

4. Window Cleaner

Using the same combination as the everyday household cleaner, mixing equal parts apple cider vinegar and water to create a smear-free window spray. 

5. Stainless Steel Cleaner

Your typical stainless steel cleaner can get pricey. Instead, use apple cider vinegar straight out of the bottle to clean your stainless steel.

6. Sticker Remover

Sticker removal can be a giant pain. Soak the area where the sticker won’t budge with apple cider vinegar for about 20 minutes, and then scrape it off!

7. Weed Killer

We’ve all read the warning labels on weed killer found at local hardware stores, so it isn’t a surprise that we can be hesitant when it comes to using those products in the yard where our children or pets spend a great deal of time. Avoid those harsh chemicals and create an alternative, effective weed killer. Mix 1/2 gallon of ACV, 1/4 cup of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of dish soap in a large spray bottle. Be sure to spray on each set of weeds individually and avoid spraying any plants you want to keep.

8. Mildew Remover

If you’re trying to get rid of mildew in your bathroom, use apple cider vinegar! For heavy mildew, use ACV on its own. For lighter stains, use equal parts ACV and water. You can add essential oils to this mix as well for a scent booster.

How Do Agents Get Paid? Do you know?

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I do believe that there are changes coming to the real estate industry here on Long Island and in the near future. Buyers are becoming more educated in the home buying process due to the availability of information. With some education they are realizing that there are different types of agents. Buyers can choose an agent to represent their interests specifically as a buyers agent with no additional costs to them. So why wouldn’t you?

I believe the days of people trying to get deals by going to listing agents are starting to fade away as buyers are looking for trusted guidance while making one of the largest purchases of their life. I am a firm believer in transparency. It is becoming a frequent and underlying theme in our world today.

If you are looking for an explanation of the process or want to learn more get in touch today. I am both a SRS®️ (Sellers Representative Specialist) and a CBR (Certified Buyers Representative). I can certainly explain how the system works to ensure that my clients (either sellers or buyers) are appropriately represented in their transaction.

~Jenn

Real Estate and Copiague Harbor – from your favorite local Realtor®️

There are approximately 264 homes located in the Hamlet of Copiague Harbor. This unique community is one of Long Island’s best kept secrets located on the South Shore. These homes are part of a homeowners association known as the Great South Bay Estates Homeowners Association (GSBEHA). The elected board members of this association are responsible for maintaining the private beach and marina facility. They also spear head recreational activities such as holiday parties for the benefit of the community.

The local beach is accessible to residents only by coded gate and has a swing set and benches.

Copiague Harbor can also be sometimes referred to as the Estates of Great Neck Landing and was created in the late 1960’s. There were two main developers known as Roundtree Estates, Inc and Harry Firester and their intent was to sell single family homes in an exclusive community with a private beach and marina for the homeowners to enjoy.

There is a private marina exclusively available for members of the community. There is an additional cost but a fantastic convenience to have this available in your community

One of the more significant differences in Copiague Harbor vs. some of the other local hamlets here in Long Island is the underground burial of the utilities. In other words there are no telephone poles with wires impacting any of the views form the homes. Most of the buildable lots are oversized and are usually 80 feet wide or greater. As a real estate professional it is my opinion that the rooms tend to be oversized in most of the homes and the needs of current buyers are usually satisfied with master bedroom suites, closet sizes and kitchen layouts.

I would ♥️ to help you find your dream home in this development. Get in touch today! Click here for a link to the video on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72DqPITi68A&t=30s

~Jenn