20 More Things To Do With Vinegar

This is Part 2 of my article on uses for vinegar. You can check out the first post here.

Here’s the rest of my tips for what to do with vinegar. Like in the first post, unless otherwise stated, all these use white vinegar.

  1. To de-ice your car in winter, spray with a solution of 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water.
  2. Apply a paste of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts baking soda to get stains, mud and grime off of plastic, fiberglass and aluminum sports equipment.
  3. To clean a smelly litter box, pour out the old litter and pour some vinegar into the bottom of the litter box. Swish it around and pour out. Wipe it down until dry and then sprinkle baking powder onto the bottom before pouring fresh cat litter over it.
  4. to get a sticky label off a bottle or jar, soak a paper towel in vinegar and lay it over the label for about 8 hours. It will slide right off.
  5. Use a cup of vinegar in a bucket of hot water to clean an indoor/outdoor carpet.
  6. If your glasses have a cloudy film, soak a paper towel in vinegar and lay on the inside and outside of the glasses and soak for a few minutes before wiping off.
  7. Spray vinegar and water  over soapy counter top to get it clean.
  8. For good crystal glassware, after washing spray them with vinegar and then rinse in hot water.
  9. If you use a steam cleaner on your carpets, add a quarter cup of vinegar in with the soap and another quarter cup in your rinse water. It will reduce bubbles and freshen carpets.
  10. If your tea kettle has mineral deposits in it, add a half cup of water to water and let it sit overnight. If that doesn’t work, boil it for a few minutes and then let it cool and rinse out with water.
  11. Pour vinegar onto grout and let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing with a toothbrush.
  12. Wipe down walls with vinegar on a sponge or cloth to get rid of stale odors, mildew and dust.
  13.  To remove paint from windows try using undiluted, hot white distilled vinegar. Give the solution time to soften the paint before removing with a razor edge tool.
  14. To freshen a toilet bowl, pour in 3 cups of vinegar and let it sit for a few hours before swishing with a toilet brush.
  15. Mini blinds can be a pain to clean, make it easier by putting on a pair of cotton gloves and dipping them into a bowl of eqaul parts vinegar and  warm water and wiping the blades with gloved hands.
  16. Spray vinegar onto wallpaper before removing it.
  17. Clean wood furniture and wood panel with a quarter cup olive oil, 2 cups warm water and a half cup vinegar. Use a soft cloth to wipe on.
  18. Does your smoke detector go off over every little thing? I know mine does anytime I fry anything. Pour some vinegar onto a dish towel and wave it under the smoke detector.
  19. To clean sterling silver, clean with a paste of 2 tablespoons baking soda and a half a cup vinegar. Rub on with a soft cloth and then rinse off an towel dry.
  20. Use vinegar to pre-treat laundry stains. Just pour some on the stain and wash.

 

Okay, hope that helps. Buy yourself some vinegar the next time you are at the grocery store and use it instead of harsh chemicals.

Cathy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

4 Responses to “20 More Things To Do With Vinegar”

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  1. Rona says:

    Cathy,
    Thanks for the tip regarding the Murphy’s soap. I’ve added it to my shopping list.

  2. wow! some brilliant tips there, i’ll definitely be trying a few of them, thank you!

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