By Mrs. Mathis
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I believe the vinegar is one of the most useful products ever created. I can think of dozens of uses for vinegar in cleaning, not to mention the hundreds of uses of vinegar I’ve seen in recipes. Vinegar use is one of the most ancient staples in a homemaker’s mind, harkening back to a time when vinegar uses around the house were much more common than electricity or indoor plumbing. But for today, I’d like to focus on my favorite cleaning uses of vinegar.
Vinegar Use In the Kitchen
In addition to showing up in many recipes, vinegar makes an excellent disinfectant spray in the kitchen. Because it’s completely non-toxic, you can wipe your counters down with it 20 times a day and no one will be affected. You can also use a solution of equal parts vinegar and water to shine stainless steel and other appliances. Pour a little vinegar in the bottom of a pan with baked on residue and let it sit overnight. The next day your pan should easily come clean.
Uses for Vinegar in the Laundry Room
Add ½ cup of vinegar to you laundry’s rinse cycle to soften sheets and towels. You can also use it instead of bleach as a safe bleach for whites.
Cleaning Uses of Vinegar in the Bathroom
Keep a 50% vinegar/water solution in your bathroom at all times. After your shower in the morning, spray to the stall to retard bacterial and mildew growth. Then spray down an already clean toilet to keep it looking and smelling great. Next, spray you mirror and countertop and wipe each it a dry paper towel to remove water spots and dirt.
Uses of Vinegar in the Garden
Mist plants from time to time with full strength white vinegar to discourage pests. You can also use a bucket of half water, half vinegar to wash dirty windows.
Other Vinegar Uses Around the House
Mix equal parts oil and vinegar to clean and shine hardwood floors. Place small bowls of vinegar on your fireplace to eliminate any smoky smell.Print This Article