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Why I Love Vinegar

August 17, 2012

I love vinegar!  I use it to clean my home and my laundry just about every day.  Did you know that you can use distilled white vinegar in about one hundred different ways… from cooking to cleaning, to laundry to gardening?

Here are just a few:

Clean plastic patio furniture with a solution of 1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 gallon of water.

Wash fresh vegetables with a mixture of 1 tablespoon of vinegar in 1 ½ quarts of water.

To shine chrome sink fixtures that have a lime buildup, use a paste made of 2 tablespoons salt and 1 teaspoon vinegar.

To clean a grease splattered oven door window, saturate it with vinegar. Keep the door open for 10 to 15 minutes before wiping with a sponge.

Easily clean your mini blinds by wearing pair of white cotton gloves.  Dip gloved fingers into a solution of equal parts white vinegar and warm tap water, and run your fingers across both sides of each blind.

Remove odors from a lunch box by placing inside a slice of bread that has been soaked in vinegar. Leave overnight.

For stained and smelly plastic food containers, wipe them with a cloth dampened with vinegar.

Get rid of fruit flies by setting out a small dish of undiluted vinegar.

Clean the wheel of a can opener using vinegar and an old toothbrush.

Wipe grease off exhaust fan grids, the inside of your oven, or anywhere grease gathers with a sponge soaked in vinegar.

To make cleaning the grill easier, spray a solution of half water and half vinegar on the cooking surface.

Kill germs all around the bathroom with a spray of vinegar. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

To remove grime, mildew, and scum from the tub, tile, shower curtain or door, wipe with undiluted vinegar. Rinse with water.

Spray shower doors with vinegar after you’ve squeegeed the glass, or before you step in and turn on the water. It will help release the hard water deposits so they don’t remain on the glass.


Tune in tomorrow for more great vinegar tips!

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