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20 Money Saving Uses for Vinegar
Vinegar has a variety of uses. It is a real multitasking product that could replace many other products in your home and save you a bunch of money at the same time.
Here is a list of 20 ways you can use vinegar around your home and clean out your cluttered cleaning cabinet under the sink. Try some of these tips to help save money, reduce chemical use as well and make tasks around your home easier.
Steam your microwave clean – fill a small bowl with equal parts vinegar and hot water and microwave for 5 minutes or so. The steam loosens stuck on food and you just need to simply wipe with a damp cloth.
Remove lime buildup from faucets – Make a paste of 1 part vinegar and 2 parts salt. Rub the paste onto your faucets with a cloth and watch the lime disappear.
Make cut flowers last longer – When your cut flowers start to droop mix up a tablespoon of white vinegar and a teaspoon of sugar into a quart of water. Fill your vase with this mixture and watch you arrangement come back to life.
Kill bathroom germs – Fill an empty spray bottle with pure white vinegar to use as a chemical free, germ killing bathroom cleaner. Simple use on sinks, shower walls and tubs as you would any other bathroom cleaner.
Stops the itching of mosquito bites – Simply use a cotton ball to dab some white vinegar on mosquito bites to stop the itching and disinfect the area of germs to heal faster
Cleans residue from coffee makers and dishwasher – Pour a cup of vinegar into empty coffee maker and dishwashers and run them through a cycle to remove nasty residue and soap build up.
Removes dried on paint from paintbrushes – Place paint brushes into an old pot and fill the pot enough to cover the brush area. Let soak for an hour or so then bring the vinegar to a simmer for 15 minutes, then rinse clean.
Kills hard to get to weeds from walkway cracks – Saturate weeds in walkway and other hard to get to areas with white distilled vinegar . Once the vinegar reaches the roots the weeds will die off for a beautiful weed free walkway.
Eliminates litter box odor – Get rid of that nasty cat litter box odor by pouring white distilled vinegar into the litter box covering the entire bottom. Let sit for 30 minutes, then rinse. Let you litter box dry completely before refilling.
Loosen rusted bolts and screws – pour vinegar directly onto the rusted bolt or screw and the vinegar will help to dilute the rust so it can be easily loosened.
Removes wax from wood – If you get wax on wooden furniture or flooring, simply wipe it with a cloth soaked in a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water and watch the wax easily come off without any scratching or scraping.
Unclog drains – If you have clogged drains, pour in a cup of baking soda, then a cup of vinegar. Let sit for half an hour then flush with boiling water.
Clean your charcoal grill – Spray undiluted vinegar onto your grill, let sit for a few minutes then scrub with a wire brush or ball of foil to remove charcoal and greasy build up.
Remove gum – Got gum stuck in hair on clothing stuck to furniture? Heat up vinegar in the microwave in a small bowl then saturate the area with the vinegar and watch the gum dissolve.
Stop static cling – Add ½ of a cup of vinegar to each load of laundry to help eliminate static cling and reduce lint from sticking to your clothing.
Hair care – Rinse your hair with ¼ cup of vinegar once a month to remove buildup from styling products for healthy looking hair.
Eliminate odors –Wipe plastic containers with cloth dampened with white vinegar to remove lingering food odors.
Clean crayon marks – Use vinegar to remove crayon marks from walls, furniture and floors by simply dipping an old toothbrush into vinegar and gently scrub then wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Clean toilet bowls – pour in undiluted vinegar into your toilet bowls and let sit for several hours then scrub away nasty stains with your toilet brush.
Remove sweat stains – Remove nasty sweat stains from gym clothes, t-shirt and socks by adding one cup of vinegar to a large pot of water, bring to a light boil. Put clothing in the hot water and vinegar mixture and let sit overnight.
I’m sure there are a ton more uses for vinegar, it is such a versatile multi use product. If you have any tips, please share them with us.
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