One of my obsessions is vinegar...I love it!
For years, I bleached everything to death. I had ruined so many items of clothing and wanted to pass out more times than I can count from breathing the noxious fumes. Being a germaphobe is rough!
Vinegar is great as a glass cleaner; extremely economical. I clean everything with it, even my fruits and veggies. Sometimes I even mix it with baking soda to form a paste. Yes, the odor is not the greatest, but it does dry quickly and then you can no longer smell it.
Warning: A couple of months ago, I bought a large bottle and left it in the back of our car. One of our chocolate labs was also in the back of the car. She decided to bite the bottle, and punctured the plastic until a large hole formed. When we got home, the whole bottle had leaked out. Okay, that amount of vinegar took some time to dry. The next day, I couldn't even ride in the car - it made me gag and my eyes water. I didn't want to tell my husband...because, well, you know... I didn't want to hear it. So, I told my 11 year-old daughter, "just suck it up and pretend you don't smell anything." It was horrible for about a week; we hated going anywhere. The weird thing was, my husband never said a word. He didn't even notice.
Have you ever washed a load of laundry, then forgot to put it in the dryer, and when you finally remembered the next day, your clothes smelled horrible? No? Me neither. But if any of your friends do this ;) you can tell them to add 1/2 to 1 cup of vinegar and re-wash the load of clothes. The odor will be gone once they come out of the dryer. Don't try to cover it up with a pretty-smelling softener, because the rotten smell will still be present, mixed with the ocean breeze scent. At least, that's what my friend told me.