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Vinegar Cleaning Hacks
11/3/2016 8:25:39 PM

Vinegar Cleaning hacks

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When it comes to cleaning hacks, you will find oodles of information about using such things as lemons or other organic materials.

Have you considered how vinegar is not only good on french fries as an example but also for cleaning.

It is a multi- purpose product that many have considered a "miracle cleaner"

I think one of the main reasons I personally like using vinegar as a cleaner is because it is edible, it is environmentally friendly and it works.

Note: while cider vinegar and other kinds of vinegars are great in cooking etc.,it is best to use the ordinary plain white vinegar for cleaning.


Shall we begin?


Vinegar around the house


1. To remove stickers that have been used to "decorate" furniture and other surfaces, moisten with vinegar. Let sit for at least ten minutes, then remove.


2. For spills on carpet, use a sponge or cloth to soak up as much liquid as possible. Then spray with a mixture of half vinegar, half water. Let stand for about two minutes, then blot with towel or sponge. Repeat as needed.

3. For more persistent stains, use a mixture of 1 teaspoon vinegar, 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap, and 1 cup warm water. Proceed as suggested above. When finished cleaning, dry using a hairdryer set on low.

4. To clean windows, spray with half vinegar, half water. Wipe clean with either newspapers or cloth.

5. To clean silver, pewter, copper, or brass, dissolve 1 teaspoon salt in one cup vinegar. Add flour to create a paste (1/4 cup or more). Apply the paste to the metal item, and let stand for at least fifteen minutes. Rinse with warm water and polish with a soft cloth.

6. No-wax floors can be cleaned with a solution of 1 cup vinegar per gallon of water for a shinier surface.

7. To clean wood paneling, use a mixture of 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup vinegar, and 2 cups warm water. Apply to paneling with a soft cloth. Dry with a clean cloth.


Vinegar Cleaning Hacks in the Bathroom


1.To remove corrosion or chemical build-up from showerheads, soak in vinegar overnight.

2. Remove stains from the toilet bowl by spraying with vinegar and spraying.

3. To remove soap build-up from faucets, clean with a mixture of 1 part salt to four parts vinegar.

4. Spray shower walls and shower curtain with vinegar to help prevent mildew.

Vinegar Cleaning Hacks In the Kitchen


1. To keep ants away, spray vinegar along doorways, windowsills, countertops - anywhere that ants are likely to appear. If you find an ant trail (path that ants use repeatedly), clean it with vinegar.

2. To remove odors from the sink or garbage disposal, pour in a cup or more vinegar. Do not rinse out again for at least an hour.

3. For a clogged drain, first pour in 1/2 cup baking soda. Then add an equal amount of vinegar. When the mixture finishes bubbling, rinse with warm water. (Note: some garbage disposals do not react well to this cleaning method; check with the manufacturer first.)

4. Wipe your hands with vinegar after chopping. It will remove strong scents like onion and garlic, as well as stains from fruit juices.

5. Remove strong odors. Rinse jars with a half and half mixture of vinegar and water to remove garlic or other strong odors. Boil water with several spoons of vinegar to remove the smell of burnt food from your kitchen..

6. To clean your microwave oven, put a microwave-safe bowl of 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 cup water in the oven, and cook long enough to boil. In addition to removing any lingering odors, this will loosen any baked-on food from the microwave's walls.

7. To remove coffee or tea stains from china, clean with a mixture of vinegar and salt.

Vinegar Cleaning Hacks in the Laundry

1. To keep colors from running in the wash, soak in vinegar before washing.

2. To decrease lint on clothing, add 1/2 cup vinegar to the rinse cycle.

3. Many persistent stains can be removed with vinegar: coffee, chocolate, ketchup, jam, cola, wine. Gently rub stain with vinegar, then wash.

4. To make your "brights brighter", add 1/2 cup vinegar to the rinse cycle.

5. For fresher cloth diapers, add one cup distilled vinegar to the rinse cycle. This will break down uric acid and remove both lingering stains and scents.

6. To remove scorch marks from an iron, rub with a mixture of vinegar and salt.

7. To remove soap residue from the washing machine, run an empty (no laundry) cycle with one cup vinegar added.

8. To remove the smell of smoke from clothing, add a cup of vinegar to a tub of hot water. Let clothing hang in the same room for several hours.


Vinegar cleaning hacks and Pets


1. To keep cats off windowsills or other surfaces, spray with vinegar. This will also keep them from scratching upholstery (spray an unnoticeable area of the fabric first to make sure the vinegar doesn't cause a stain).

2. To keep dogs from scratching their ears, clean with a soft cloth dipped in diluted vinegar.

3. If your dog should have a run-in with a skunk, vinegar will take care of the smell better than even tomato juice. Using vinegar diluted 50% with water, rub the dog's fur. Rinse with warm water. Repeat as needed

Vinegar cleaning hacks in the Garden

1. Kill weeds and grass growing in unwanted places by pouring full-strength white distilled vinegar on them. This works especially well in crevices and cracks of walkways and driveways.

2. Give acid-loving plants like azaleas, rhododendrons, hydrangeas and gardenias a little help by watering them with a white distilled vinegar solution now and again. A cup of white distilled vinegar to a gallon of tap water is a good mixture.

3. Stop ants from congregating by pouring white distilled vinegar on the area.

4. Discourage cats from getting into the kids’ sandbox with white distilled vinegar.

5. Preserve cut flowers and liven droopy ones by adding 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar and 1 teaspoon sugar to a quart of water in a vase.

6. Get rid of the water line in a flower vase by filling it with a solution of half water and half white distilled vinegar, or by soaking a paper towel in white distilled vinegar and stuffing it into the vase so that it is in contact with the water line.

7. Clean out stains and white mineral crusts in clay, glazed and plastic pots by soaking them for an hour or longer in a sink filled with a solution of half water and half white distilled vinegar.

8. Remove crusty rim deposits on house planters or attached saucers by soaking them for several hours in an inch of full-strength white distilled vinegar.

9. Sanitize outdoor furniture and picnic tables with a cloth soaked in white distilled vinegar.

10. Kill slugs by spraying them with a mixture of 1 part water and 1 part white distilled vinegar.

11. To catch moths use a mixture of 2 parts white distilled vinegar and 1 part molasses. Place mixture in tin can and hang in a tree.

12. Remove berry stains on your hands by rubbing them with white distilled vinegar.

13. Clean plastic patio furniture with a solution of 1 tablespoon white distilled vinegar to 1 gallon of water.

14. Wash fresh vegetables with a mixture of 1 tablespoon of white distilled vinegar in 1 ½ quarts of water.




How else do you use vinegar as a cleaning hack? Please share your tips in the comments section below
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