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Over a 100 Ways To Use Vinegar

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Over a 100 Ways To Use Vinegar

Vinegar is a wonderful way to get stuff clean. Vinegar is the way of frugal living. Penny Pinchers love using vinegar for everything and it usually always works and its cheap. Here are 126 ideas on what to use Vinegar for around the home and in the garden. Vinegar is a powerful tool to cleaning and disinfecting and like I said before cheap!

IN THE KITCHEN:

1.) A mixture of salt and vinegar will clean coffee and tea stains from chinaware just let it sit for 15 minutes or longer depending on how bad of stain and rinse clean.

2.) Freshen vegetables in 2 cups of water and a tablespoon of vinegar, let your wilted vegetables soak for 10-15 minutes to bring back to life.

3.) When Boiling your eggs add 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar before boiling this will have your eggs from cracking. (works amazing)

4.)Cooking with meat, Try marinating your meat in vinegar this will kill the bacteria and tenderize your meat. Use one-quarter cup of vinegar for a two to three pound roast, marinate overnight then cook. Feel free to add herbs to the vinegar when marinating.

5.) Put vinegar on a cloth and let sit on the back of your kitchen faucet. This will remove hard water stains.

6.) Vinegar will help dissolve mineral deposits that collect in automatic coffee makers. Fill the reservoir with vinegar and let it run through your coffee system like you were brewing coffee. Once the cycle has finished run again just with water to rinse.

7.) Brass, Copper and Pewter will shine if cleaned with the following mixture. Dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 cup of distilled vinegar.

8.) Dishwasher dirty, Then try running 1-2 cups of vinegar through the whole cycle once a month to reduce soap build up on the inner mechanisms. This will help keep your dishwasher sparkling clean and your dishes too.

9.) Deodorize the kitchen drains by pouring a cup of vinegar down the drain once a week. let stand for 30 minutes then flush with cold water.

10.) Unclog a drain by pouring a handful of baking soda down the drain and add 1/2 cup of vinegar. Then rinse with hot water.

11.) Hate the smell of onions on your hands, Eliminate onion odor by rubbing vinegar on your fingers before and after slicing the onion.

12.) Clean and disinfect your wood cutting boards by wiping with full strength vinegar.

13.) Cut grease and odor on dishes by adding a tablespoon of vinegar to hot soapy water.

14.) Clean a teapot by boiling a mixture of water and vinegar in it. Rinse and wipe away the grime.

15.) Clean and deodorize the garbage disposal by making vinegar ice cubes and feed them down the disposal after grinding, run cold water through.

16.) Clean and deodorize jars by soaking in 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water. This is great to use for cleaning mayonnaise, peanut butter and mustard jars.

17.) Get rid of cooking smells by letting a small pot of vinegar and water simmer on the stove.

18.) Clean and freshen a lunch bag. Soak a piece of break in vinegar and then let sit in the lunch box over night. Wipe down with warm cloth in morning.

19.) Clean the Refrigerator by washing with a solution of equal parts water and vinegar.

20.) Clean stainless steel by wiping with a vinegar damped cloth for a streak free finish.

21.) Clean China and fine glass ware by adding a cup of vinegar to a sink of warm water. Gently dip the glass of china in the solution and let dry.

22.) Get stains out of pots by filing with a solution of 3 tablespoons of vinegar to a pint of boiling water. Boil until stains loosens and then rinse and wipe away.

23.) clean food - Stained pots and pans by filing the pots and pans with vinegar and let stand for 30 minutes. Then rinse with hot soapy water.
24.) Clean the microwave by boiling a solution of 1/4 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water in the microwave.  Will loosen splattered on food and deodorize.

25.)Make buttermilk. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to a  cup of milk and let it stand 5 minutes to thicken.

26.)Replace a lemon by substituting 1/4 teaspoon of  vinegar for 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.

27.)Firm up gelatin by adding a teaspoon of vinegar for every box of gelatin used. To keep those molded desserts from sagging in the summer heat.

28.)Prepare fluffier rice by adding a teaspoon of  vinegar to the water when it boils.

29.)Make wine vinegar by mixing 2 tablespoons of  vinegar with 1 teaspoon of dry red wine.

30.)Debug fresh vegetables by washing them in water with vinegar and salt. Bugs float off.

31.) Scale fish more easily by rubbing with vinegar 5  minutes before scaling.

32.) Prevent soapy film on glassware by placing 1 cup of vinegar on the bottom rack of your dishwasher, run for five minutes, then run though the full cycle.

33.) The minerals found in food and water will often leave a dark stain on our aluminum utensils. This stain can be easily removed by boiling a solution of 1 tablespoon of distilled vinegar per cup of water. You can put your utensils in the boiling solution. Let cool and rinse and wipe away.

34.) After cleaning the bread box, keep it smelling sweet by wiping it down with a moistened cloth in distilled vinegar.

35.) To eliminate fruit stains from your hands, rub your hands with a little distilled vinegar and wipe with a cloth and rinse.

36.) Grease build up in a oven can be prevented by wiping with a cleaning rag that has been moistened in distilled vinegar and water.

37.) Formic tops and counters will shine if cleaned with a cloth soaked in distilled vinegar.

38.)No-wax Linoleum floors will shine better if wiped with a solution of 1/2 cup of white vinegar per every 4 cups of hot water.

39.)  Stains on hard-to-clean glass, aluminum, or porcelain utensils may be loosened by boiling in a solution of one part vinegar to eight parts water. The utensils should then be washed in hot soapy water.

IN THE BATHROOM:

40.) Kill germs on bathroom fixtures by using one part  vinegar to one part water in a spray bottle. Spray the bathroom fixtures and floor, then wipe clean.

41.) Soap and stain build up can be removed from chrome and plastic fixtures  if they are cleaned with a mixture of 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of distilled vinegar.

42.) Clean soap scum, mildew, and grime from bathtub, tile, and shower curtains. Simply wipe the surface with Vinegar and rinse with water.

43.) Stubborn stains can be removed from the toilet  by spraying them with vinegar and brushing vigorously. The bowl may be deodorized by adding 3 cups of distilled vinegar. Allow it to remain for a half hour, then flush.

44.) Unclog a shower head by unscrewing it, remove the rubber washer, place the head in a pot filled with equal parts Vinegar and water, bring to a boil, then simmer for five minutes.

45.) Corrosion may be removed from showerheads or faucets by soaking them in diluted distilled vinegar overnight. this may be easily accomplished by saturating a terry cloth towel in vinegar and wrapping it around the showerhead or faucet.

46.) Bath tub film can be removed by wiping with vinegar and then with baking soda. Rinse clean with water.

GARDEN:

47.) Grow beautiful azaleas: Occasionally water plants with a mixture of two tablespoons vinegar to  one quart water. azaleas love acidic soil.

48.)Kill grass on walks and driveways. Pour full strength on unwanted grass.

49.)Kill weeds. Spray full strength on growth until  plants have starved.

50.) Increase soil acidity. In hard water areas, add a cup of vinegar to a gallon of tap water for watering acid loving plants like rhododendrums, gardenias, or azaleas. The vinegar will release iron in the soil for the plants to use.

51.) Freshen cut flowers. Add 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1 teaspoon sugar for each quart of water.

52.) Prolong the life of flowers in a vase. Add two tablespoons of vinegar plus three tablespoons of sugar per quart of warm water.  Stems should be in three to four inches of water.

53.) Neutralize garden lime. Rinse your hands liberally  with vinegar after working with garden lime to avoid rough and flaking skin.  Clean pots before repotting, rinse with vinegar to remove excess lime.

 

BUGS AND ANIMALS:

54:) Clean your fish bowl and eliminate that ugly deposits in the fish tank by rubbing it with a cold cloth dipped in vinegar and rinse well.

55.) Eliminate animal urine stains from carpet and hardwood floors by blotting up the urine with a soft cloth, flush several time with lukewarm water, then apply a mixture of equal parts vinegar and cool water. Blot up, rinse and let dry.

56.) Deter ants. Spray vinegar around door and window frames, under appliances, and along other known ant trails.

57.)Remove skunk odor from a dog. Rub fur with full strength vinegar; rinse.

58.)Keep cats away. Sprinkle vinegar on an area to discourage cats from walking, sleeping, or scratching and possibly peeing on it.

59.)Keep dogs from scratching ears. Clean the inside of the ears with a soft cloth dipped in diluted vinegar.

60.)Keep away fleas and mange. Add a little vinegar to  your pet's drinking water.

CARS & TOOLS:

61.)Polish car chrome. Apply full strength.

62.)Clean rust from tools, bolts, and spigots. Soak the rusted tool, bolt, or spigot in undiluted vinegar overnight.

63.)Keep car windows frost free. Coat the windows the night before with a solution of three parts vinegar to one part water and add a teaspoon of salt.

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HEALTH & BEAUTY:

64.) Dampen your appetite. Sprinkle a little vinegar on prepared food to take the edge off your appetite. Soothe a bee or jellyfish sting. Dot the irritated area with vinegar and relieve itching.

65.) Relieve itching by using a cotton ball to dab mosquito and other bug bites with Vinegar straight from the bottle.

66.) Relieve sunburn by lightly rubbing it with vinegar. You may have to reapply.

67.) Take 1 cup of vinegar and warm water into a large glass and use to rinse your hair after you shampoo. Vinegar adds highlights to brunette hair, restores the acid mantel, and removes soap film and sebum oil.

68.)You take 1 tablespoon full and swallow when you have the hiccups. It stops them instantly.

69.)Relieve dry and itchy skin. Add 2 tablespoons to bath water.

70.)Fight dandruff, by rinsing with vinegar and 2 cups of warm water, after shampooing.

71.)Soothe a sore throat. Put a teaspoon of vinegar in a glass of water. Gargle, then swallow.

72.)Cure for colds. Mix one-quarter cup Apple Cider Vinegar with one-quarter cup honey. Take one tablespoon six to eight times daily.

73.)Treat sinus infections and chest colds. Add 1/4 cup or more vinegar to the vaporizer.

74.)Feel good recipe.  A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water, with a bit of honey added for flavor,
will take the edge off your appetite and give you an overall healthy feeling.

75.) Remove warts by applying a lotion of half cider vinegar and half glycerin. Apply daily to warts until they dissolve.

76.)Relieve arthritis. Before each meal, drink a glass of water containing two teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar. Give it at least three weeks to start working.

77.)Remove corns by making a poultice of one crumbled piece of bread soaked in one-quarter cup Vinegar. Let poultice sit for one-half hour, then apply to  the corn and tape in place overnight. If corn does not peel off by morning, reapply the poultice for several consecutive nights.

78.)Cure an upset stomach by drinking two teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar in one cup water.

79.)Prevent yeast infections. Douche with one tablespoon vinegar to one quart warm water, to adjust the pH balance in the vagina.

80.)Clean dentures by soaking them overnight in vinegar, then brush away tartar with a toothbrush.

81.) Relieve cough by mixing one-half cup Apple Cider Vinegar, one-half cup water, one teaspoon cayenne pepper, and four teaspoons honey. Take one tablespoon when cough acts up. Take another tablespoon at bedtime.

LAUNDRY & OTHER CLOTHES CARE:

82.)Use in laundry to cut soap.

83.)Get rid of lint in clothes. Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle.

84.)Prevent lint from clinging to clothes: Add one cup vinegar to each wash load.

85.)Keep bright colors from running. Immerse clothes in full strength vinegar for 10 minutes before washing.

86.)Freshen up the washing machine. Clean the hoses and unclog soap scum. Once a month pour one cup of vinegar into the washing machine and run the machine through a normal cycle, without clothes.

87.) Brighten fabric colors. Add a 1/2 cup vinegar to the rinse cycle.

88.)Take grease off suede. Dip a toothbrush in vinegar and gently brush over grease spot.

89.)Remove tough stains on clothes by gently rub on fruit, jam, mustard, coffee, tea. Then wash as usual.

90.) Get smoke smell out of clothes by adding a cup of vinegar to a bath tub of hot water. Hang clothes above the steam.

91.)Remove perspiration stains from clothes by  applying one part vinegar to four parts water, then rinse.

92.) Deodorant and anti-per spirants stains may be removed from clothing by lightly rubbing with distilled vinegar and laundering as usual.

93.)Cotton and wool blankets become soft, fluffy and free of soap odor if 2 cups of distilled vinegar are added to the rinse cycle of the wash.

94.)Clothes will rinse better if a cup of vinegar is added to the last rinse water. The acid in vinegar is too mild to harm fabrics but strong enough to dissolve the alkalizes in soaps and detergents.

95.)When dyeing fabric, add a cup full of distilled vinegar to the last rinse to set the color.

96.)Nylon hose will look better and last longer if 1 tablespoon of vinegar is added to the rinse water when washing.

97.)To obtain a sharper crease in your knit fabrics, dampen them with a cloth wrung out from a solution
of 1/3 distilled vinegar and 2/3 water. Place a brown paper bag over the crease and iron.

98.)Excess laundry suds that develop during hand laundry may be eliminated by splashing a little vinegar into the second rinse. Follow this with another rinse in plain water.

99.)Deodorize a wool sweater: Wash sweater, then rinse in equal parts vinegar and water to remove odor.

100.) After a hem or seam is removed, there are often unsightly holes left in the fabric. These holes can be removed by placing a cloth, moistened with distilled vinegar, under the fabric and ironing.

101.)Unclog steam iron by pouring equal amounts of vinegar and water into the iron's water chamber. Turn to steam and leave the iron on for 5 minutes in an upright position. Then unplug and allow to cool. Any loose particles should come out when you empty the water.

102.)Clean a scorched iron plate by heating equal parts vinegar and salt in a small pan. Then rub the solution on the cooled iron surface to remove dark or burned stains.

MISCELLANEOUS:

103.)Use vinegar in the steam cleaner to reduce soap bubbles.

104.)Mix vinegar with linseed oil and use it to clean  your wood.

105.)Clean eyeglasses by wiping each lens with a drop of vinegar.

106.)Soak new propane lantern wicks in vinegar for  several hours. Let dry before using. Will burn longer and brighter.

107.)Deodorize the air. Vinegar is a natural air freshener when sprayed in a room.

108.)Turn a chicken bone into rubber by soaking it in a glass of vinegar for three days. It will bend like rubber.

109.)Deodorize a room filled with cigarette smoke or paint fumes. Place a small bowl of vinegar in the room.

110.)Remove decals or bumper stickers by soaking a cloth in Vinegar and cover the decal or bumper sticker for several minutes until the vinegar soaks in. The decals and bumper stickers should peel off easily.

111.)Cleaning windows by using undiluted Vinegar in a spray bottle. Dry off with newspaper.
112.)Prevent patching plaster from drying by adding one tablespoon vinegar to the water when mixing to slow the drying time.

113.)Plastic can be cleaned and made anti-static by wiping down with a solution of 1 tablespoon of distilled vinegar to 1 gallon of water.  This will cut down on the plastics' tendency to attract dust.

114.)The colors in carpets and rugs will often look like they have taken a new lease on life if they are brushed with a mixture of 1 cup of vinegar in a gallon of water.

115.)A mixture of one teaspoon of liquid detergent and 1 teaspoon of distilled vinegar in a pint of lukewarm water will remove non-oily stains from carpets. Apply it to the stain with a soft brush or towel and rub gently. Rinse with a towel
moistened with clean water and blot dry. Repeat  this procedure until the stain is gone. Then dry quickly, using a fan or hair dryer. This should be done as soon as the stain is discovered.

116.)Spots caused by cola-based soft drinks can be removed from 100 percent cotton, cotton polyester and permanent press fabrics if done so with in 24 hours. To do it, sponge distilled vinegar directly onto the stain and rub away the spots. Then clean  according to the directions on the manufacturer's care tag.

117.) Sponging away grease and dirt with a sponge dipped in distilled vinegar will keep exhaust fan grills, air-conditioner blades and grills dust free.

118.)Leather articles can be cleaned with a mixture of distilled vinegar and linseed oil. Rub the mixture  into the leather and then polish with a soft cloth.

119.)To loosen old glue around rungs and joints of tables and chairs under repair, apply distilled vinegar with a small oil can.

120.)Soak a paint brush in hot vinegar, then wash out with warm, sudsy water to soften it up.

121.)Patent leather will shine better if wiped with a soft cloth which has been moisten with distilled
vinegar.

122.) To add a pleasant scent to a room while at the same time removing an unpleasant odor, add cardamom or other fragrant spice to a bowl of distilled vinegar and place in the warmest corner of the room.

123.) Varnished wood often takes on a cloudy appearance. If the cloudiness hasn't gone through to the wood,
the cloudiness can be removed by rubbing the wood with a soft lint less cloth wrung out from a solution of 1 tablespoon of distilled vinegar in a  quart of Luke-warm water. Complete the job by wiping the surface with a soft dry cloth.

124.)Dirt and grime can be easily removed from woodwork with a solution of 1 cup of ammonia, 1/2 cup of distilled vinegar, and 1/4 cup of baking soda in a cup of warm water. This solution will not dull the finish or leave streaks.

125.) Stubborn rings resulting from wet glasses being placed on wood furniture may be removed by rubbing
with a mixture of equal parts of distilled vinegar and olive oil. Rub with the grain and polish for the best results.

126.)Wood paneling may be cleaned with a mixture of 1 ounce of olive oil and 2 ounces of distilled vinegar in 1 quart of warm water. Moisten a soft cloth with the solution and wipe the paneling.  The yellowing is then removed by wiping with a soft, dry cloth.

OVER 100ways for you to use vinegar these just some hints and tricks for you to help you clean, disinfect around the home by just using vinegar. Disclaimer, these hints and tricks are to be used at your own risk. and is always recommend to try a little spot before doing completely.

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