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My Love for Vinegar…

Distilled white vinegar is one of my favorite things to use when cleaning my home.  Vinegar is onexpensive to buy, and I use it to clean just about everything!

I recently used equal parts of baking soda and vinegar to scrub the stains off of my coffee pot.  I also wipe down my plastic containers with vinegar.  The vinegar gets rid of the stains and the smell of old food.  To remove odors in lunchboxes, I just soak a slice of bread in vinegar and leave it in the lunchbox overnight.  The lunchbox smells nice and clean the next morning!

To get rid of those annoying fruit flies, I set out a bowl of white vinegar.  To keep ants out of my home, I spray vinegar outside all of my doorways and windows. 

To remove those “hard to peel” stickers and price tags, I soak a cloth with vinegar and scrub the tags off.  For tougher labels, cover the label with a cloth soaked in vinegar overnight.  The label should come right off the next day.

I even use vinegar to clean my kitchen sponges!  I add 1/4 cup vinegar to a bowl of water.  I then place my sponges in the bowl and let them soak overnight.  The next day they are clean and ready to use!

How do you use vinegar to clean?  Share your comments with us!

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