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Vinegar Cleaning Tips??


I know that there are tons of fantastic and unexpected around-the-house uses for vinegar ...and I'm hoping all you home-divas will share your knowledge.

To get the ball rolling here are my faves:
1. 1-2 cups of vinegar in your laundry will always make your towels, and clothes smell clean and fresh. If something is a bit stinky, put 2 cups of vinegar in the wash and put it in the 'soak' cycle. Bonus - vinegar in cold water acts as a colour-fastener as well... helping colours not run

2. Salt stains on your shoes/boots? As soon as possible wipe the area down with vinegar on a paper towel

3. Keep your drains running well and smelling fresh... when you change your baking soda, don't discard it. Put it in your drains (bath, kitchen whatever) and then pour vinegar in. Let if fizz for 5-10 minutes and then flush with water. Totally effective ... even on century homes. A plumber taught me this when I lived in a  90yr old apartment!

Please share yours :)

Feb 22, 2012 @ 09:10 pm

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I used vinegar/baking soda for my toilet bowls.

I used vingar/baking soda mix to sanitize toys.

When i boil fish, I put a teaspoon of vinegar. it helps preserve fish longer in the fridge leftover.
Feb 22, 2012 @ 10:40 pm


-Its great for washing windows( dilute with water)
-Its good as a hair rinse
-a bit of vinegar and sugar diluted in water is good for flowers in a vase
-good for insect bites(Bee stings/mosquitoes)
-good for sore throats(gargle diluted with water)
-soak wilted veggies in 2 cups of water/1 tbsp vinegar
-add 1 tbsp to milk and make buttermilk substitute

I love using vinegar its cheap and so many uses

Great thread tashacat :)
Feb 23, 2012 @ 05:11 pm

I'm on it!

Thanks for these, Chicks! I love vinegar... always on the hunt for cheap vinegar since I go through it so fast!

And I have to say I have to try the fish thing! My mom used to do something like that... and I never knew why!! Angelina - you always have interesting things to say!

Bren581- I've always used 1/2 teaspoon of bleach with the sugar in my vases... interesting. Must try an experiment with 2 vases and see which one lasts longer :) And I am definitely going to try the veggie tip! I totally see vinegar adding shine to hair!

So funny - on TV I just saw Charles the Butler mention the vinegar for colour-fasting trick.
Feb 24, 2012 @ 09:42 am


I'v used it to clean my childs foamy floor mats, as well as running it through my coffee pot.
Mar 08, 2012 @ 02:14 am


but especially in replacement for windex.
Mar 08, 2012 @ 01:44 pm

Remembered one...

While cleaning the kitchen... 1/3 vinegar solution in a bowl in the microwave set to boil the water. Let it sit for about 5 minutes without opening the microwave, and then just open and wipe it all down. All the stuck on bits just wipe off.
Mar 12, 2012 @ 07:12 pm


Thanks for sharing good cleaning tips and these kind of tips are really very useful for us.

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Jun 19, 2012 @ 09:09 am

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