Crunchy Living: Uses for Vinegar

Last week I posted about using vinegar to get rid of ants and dog scent, this week I am going to list a few more uses for vinegar!

  • Kill unwanted grass or plants by spraying vinegar
  • Prolong flowers by adding 2 tbsp vinegar, 2 tbsp sugar and warm water.  Make sure stems are in 3-4 inches of the water mixture
  • Eliminate urine stain from carpet by spraying vinegar/water mixture and pat dry
  • Keep away flies by adding a little vinegar to their drinking water
  • Clean rust from tools by placing in pure vinegar and let soak overnight
  • Relieve the itch from a bug bite by dabbing vinegar on the bite
  • Relieve sunburn by rubbing with vinegar, may have to repeat
  • Remove fruit stains from hands by washing with vinegar
  • Keep bright colors from running in the wash, soak cloths in vinegar for 10 minutes before washing
  • Remove tough stains out of clothes, scrub with vinegar
  • To lengthen the life of clothes add vinegar to rinse cycle of washing machine
  • To remove hard water stains, soak vinegar on a cloth and let sit
  • To clean dishwasher run the dishwasher with 1 cup of vinegar
  • Cut grease on dishes by adding 2 tbsp vinegar to warm soapy water
  • Get rid of cooking smells by letting water and vinegar simmer on the stove
  • Clean the fridge with equal parts water and vinegar
  • Clean food stained pots and containers by soaking in vinegar for 30 minutes.
  • Clean Microwave by microwaving .25 cup vinegar and 1 cup water.  It will loosen the food
  • Prevent soapy film on glassware by placing a cup of vinegar on the bottom rack of your dishwasher, run for five minutes, then run though the full cycle.
  • Deodorized the air by spraying vinegar water

Do you have any uses for vinegar? Please share!

Ashley Myers

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