Amazing Uses For Vinegar
Ever have one of those days where nothing goes right? I don’t know about you but the day before my birthday is ALWAYS one of those days. Well today is that day. When I’ve had a bad day, I like to come home and clean ( ya I know, even my son thinks I’m crazy ). I come home and grab the garbage bags and the cloths and head for the cupboard for the vinegar to find out I HAVE NONE 😂. Off to the store I go. Cannot get the house clean without the smell of vinegar and bleach.
For The Cleaning Fanatics Just Like Me
Eliminate Odours: Swab plastic containers with a cloth dampened in vinegar.
Stop Static Cling: Add 1/2 cup vinegar to the wash cycle
Remove Sweat Stains: Rub stain gently with vinegar. Wipe with a clean cloth
Remove Hard Water Stains In Toilet: Pour 1 cup of vinegar into toilet bowl. Swish around with the toilet brush and let sit for a couple minutes
- Add 1 cup of baking soda and 2 cups of vinegar
- Let sit for about 10 minutes so it is fizzing
- Use toilet brush to move the solution around. Make sure you get solution onto the stains above the water line. Don’t flush
- Let sit for about 20 minutes, then scrub and remaining stains and flush
Clean the rest of the bathroom with a spray bottle full of undiluted vinegar. Spray sinks, toilet, etc…
Clean Carpet Stains: Use 2 tbsp of white vinegar and 1/4 cup of baking soda into a container. Make a paste. Rub the mix into the carpet and let it dry completely. Vacuum.
Insect Bites: Relieve insect bites using vinegar on a cotton ball. Swab the bug bite and it will stop the itch and also disinfect it.
Kill Weeds: Use a spray bottle with white vinegar to kill weeds instead of using nasty pesticides.
Scented Vinegar For Cleaning
You will need:
Quart size jar with lid
Citrus peels (lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit)
Use the citrus peels by cutting into chunks. Add the peels to your jar until about halfway full. Add herbs if you are using them.
Heat up vinegar in a saucepan or microwave. When it is really hot pour over citrus peels.
Place lid on jar and let sit 24 hours
Using a sieve, pour vinegar through it, straining out the peels and herbs
To Dilute For Cleaning:
1 part vinegar
2 part water
This is for cleaning floors, pet stains, fridge etc.. Use it as an all purpose cleaner
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To Clean Windows:
1 part vinegar
1 part water
To freshen kitty litter box: Cover the bottom of the box with vinegar and let sit for 30 minutes. Rinse well.
Hard Water? Pour 1 cup of undiluted vinegar into the dishwasher before turning on. You can also pour a cup of undiluted vinegar into the drum. Run a high temp empty load..
Mold: Remove mold by spraying undiluted vinegar onto the spot, let sit and then scrub
Wash counters and floors to deter ants.
Pets Chewing Cords? Put Apple Cider Vinegar on a cloth and rub on unplugged cords. Animals do not like vinegar and should keep them away from them.
Fleas & Ticks: Repel fleas and ticks from your dog by dabbing their fur with Apple Cider Vinegar
Prevent Frost: To prevent frost on you car windows in Winter, spray a thin layer of vinegar on car windows
Brighton Brickwork: Combine 1 cup of vinegar into a small bucket of water. Wipe each brick to brighten
Clean Vegetables: Before eating vegetables, soak in a bowl of water, vinegar and salt. If there are any bugs in the veggies they will float to the top
Descale Kettle: To descale you kettle from all that nasty gunk that builds up at the bottom, Boil 4 cups of vinegar and then allow to sit overnight. Drain; Rinse thoroughly