Versatile Uses of Vinegar

Want to reduce clutter in your house? Pick up white vinegar on your next grocery store trip. It can do so many things!

Vinegar can replace everyday household items:

1. It will work in the place of bleach in most things, such as cleaning the walls of the fridge or brightening tea cups.

2. Replace chemicals used to clean microwave by filling a bowl with vinegar and water, then boil in the microwave. The steam will loosen the hardened food particles making it easier to clean.

3. Odor eliminators. For example, rinse the cat litter box with vinegar to eliminate smells. You can also spritz it in a water bottle sprayer in place of other odor eliminators. If your pets have soiled your carpet, it can help remove the stains and the odor!

4. Bathroom cleaners.

5. Stain stick for armpit stains.

6. Leather cleaner.

7. Give life to dying flowers in a vase instead of plant food.

8. Anti-itch cream.

9. Use it as is or in a marinade to reduce bacteria found in meat and tenderize it.

10. Vinegar with water in a spray bottle is an effective ant killer.

Other ways to use vinegar:

1. Use it to remove buildup on many things including coffee pots, charcoal grills, shower heads, scissors, stainless steel pans, your iron and more.

2. Three parts vinegar to one part water window wash will prevent frosting on your car windows.

3. Wipe fingernails clean with vinegar before painting them to extend the life of the nail polish.

4. Add vinegar to the water when boiling eggs to prevent cracking.

5. Erase pen marks and crayon marks from places they shouldn’t be, like the walls.

6. Use it to clean blinds and get rid of watermarks on furniture.

7. Use a combination of baking soda followed by sprayed vinegar on cutting boards to deodorize and disinfect.

8. Remove stickiness from stickers like bumper stickers or price tags.

9. Eliminate the smell of skunk by making a bath with two parts vinegar and 1 part water, that should do the trick. Let your clothes soak in the same solution.

10. Use flavored vinegar such as balsamic, red wine, or apple cider vinegar for salads.