15 Amazing Uses For Vinegar In Your Home
Depending on how old you are, at some point you’ve probably had a grandmother tell you to use vinegar for some ailment or to clean something. Vinegar, along with things like baking soda and lemon juice, is one of those ingredients that isn’t just for cooking. Vinegar is used for all sorts of cleaning projects and healing treatments. Some call for white vinegar, some call for apple cider vinegar, some can use either. Here are a bunch of things you can do with vinegar. Some you may have heard before and some may be completely new to you.
Clean Kids Drawings Off Your Walls
You no longer need to fret when your kids draw on the walls. Just grab up a sponge, soak up some full strength vinegar and get to scrubbing. You may need to make a couple passes, but it will come clean.
Clean Your Office Equipment
Not only can vinegar be used to clean tables and chairs, you can mix it 50/50 with some water and use it to gently clean your computer, keyboard, computer screen, your printer and anything else that needs a little dusting or cleaning in your home office.
Condition Your Hair
Simply add one tablespoon of vinegar into a spray bottle with water and squirt it all over your hair. Take a couple minutes to massage it in. After it sits for a couple of minutes you can then rinse it out. This is a far cheaper way to condition your hair, and far more natural!
Fight Stinky Clothes
Toss a cup of white vinegar in with extra stinky clothes. This will help neutralize the odors and you won’t have to be grossed out. Works great with workout clothes, socks and stinky kid’s clothes.
Clean Sticky Scissors
If you’ve ever spent any time cutting tape with your scissors you know that they will get a sticky residue on them that is difficult to remove. Use some vinegar to clean them and you’ll have stick-free scissors.
Remove Water Rings On Tables
While the correct placement of a coaster can eliminate this problem before it happens, you can fix your favorite coffee or end table. Simply combine equal parts olive oil and vinegar and rub your table clean with a soft cloth.
Fight Ants In The House
There are a tons of natural ant repellents out there. This one is really easy. Simply spray some vinegar wherever you’ve been seeing ants. You can even use it to clean the counters and repel ants in the process
Clean Your Blinds
Blinds attract dust like no ones business. Simply clean them with some white vinegar. You can use a wash rag, a sock fitted over your hand, or even a glove dipped in vinegar to wipe them down with.
Give New Life To Your Carpet
You can vacuum all you want, but if your carpet just won’t perk back up you can use a mixture of 1 cup of vinegar in a gallon of water. Dip a push broom in it and give your carpet a life giving brush. You’ll be amazed at the results.
Clean Your Coffee Machine
If you are a heavy coffee drinker you definitely need to clean your coffee pot. It will help it run better and longer, and will help you get better tasting coffee. Use two parts vinegar to one part water and run it through the machine. Then you want to run plain water through a couple more times.
Keep Frost Of Your Car Windows
It can take forever for your car to defrost the windows in the winter. You can take care of this issue with a little vinegar. Just mix one part water to three parts vinegar and spray it on your car windows. It lasts for a while too, so you won’t have to repeat often.
Clean Up Mildew
You no longer need to purchase fancy cleaners to remove mildew and soap scum. Simply clean it off with some vinegar. If it needs a little extra scrubbing power, start out with some baking soda, then follow up with the vinegar.
Unclog The Sink Or Tub
When you have a clogged sink or a slow drain and you don’t want to buy harsh chemical to unclog it, just head to the kitchen. Simply dump in one cup of baking soda followed by one cup of vinegar and wait!
Help You Lose Weight
Some people swear by apple cider vinegar as a diet aid. Taking just one tablespoon of it each day could help you lose a couple extra pounds over a period of a few months.
In Case You Ever Get Stung By A Jellyfish
It is believed that the vinegar stops the sting of the jellyfish once you’ve been stung. You simply fill a bucket with vinegar and soak the stung area in it for about a half an hour. Hopefully then the sting will be neutralized.