Monday, May 13, 2013

25 Uses for Vinegar

Today I was browsing Facebook, you know... my addiction, and came across a post that said to use vinegar as a weed killer.  Seriously folks... what CAN'T this stuff do???  I became interested in what all it can do.  I began a search, through Swagbucks of course and found some interesting information.  I put together 25 good uses for Vinegar.  Some you may know and some you may not but hopefully it is of interest to you all.

  1.  Add 1/2 cup to rinse cycle to eliminate lint on clothing.
  2. A Stain remover:  Rub full strength on to jam, jelly, mustard stains, etc then wash as normal
  3. Rid the smell of smoke out of clothes by adding a cup of vinegar to a HOT bath and hang clothes over to steam.
  4. Soak wilted vegetables in a mix of 2 cups water and a tablespoon vinegar to freshen them
  5. Put vinegar on a wash cloth and allow to sit on/around faucet to remove hard water stains
  6. Pour a handful of baking soda and 1/2 cup vinegar down a drain to unclog.  Rinse with warm water
  7. Clean and disinfect wooden cutting boards with full strength vinegar
  8. Boil a mixture of 1 cup water and a 1/4 cup vinegar in the microwave to loosen stuck on messes and deodorize. 
  9. No buttermilk on hand for a recipe?  Mix one tablespoon into a cup of milk and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  10. Need a wine vinegar for a recipe?  Mix 2 tablespoons vinegar with 1 teaspoon wine (red/white) to use as a substitute.
  11. Spray on faucets and fixtures around house to disinfect
  12. Soaking shower heads and faucets in distilled vinegar overnight to clean corrosion.
  13. Soak a chicken bone in a glass of vinegar for 3 days to turn it into rubber.  Not real sure why one would like to do this but could be a fun science experiment. 
  14. Use full strength vinegar as a window cleaner.  I have also heard to use Newspaper instead of paper towels to wipe it clean. 
  15. Give your patent leather a shine by wiping with a vinegar dampened cloth
  16. Spray vinegar around windows and doors to deter ants.  THIS is much needed around my home this spring.  May give this a try this week!!! 
  17. Add a little vinegar to your pets drinking water to deter fleas and mange.  Interesting.... but will my cats drink it? 
  18. Polish car chrome with full strength vinegar.
  19. Relieve sunburn by lightly rubbing on vinegar.  GOOD TO KNOW for summer!! :)
  20. Add a 1/4 cup of vinegar to vaporizer to treat sinus infection and chest colds.
  21. Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and a bit of honey for taste to a cup of water.  Should take the edge off of appetite as well as make you feel overall better.  Maybe give it a try myself....
  22. Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar with one teaspoon sugar to a quart of water to fresh cut flowers
  23. Kill grass and weeds by spraying full strength.  Not recommended for flower gardens because it could potentially kill your beautiful work if not super careful.
  24. Remove the skunk smell on dogs!
  25. Mix vinegar with orange or lemon peels to make a better scented, homemade disinfectant spray for your kitchen.

These are just some of the interesting ones I found, but please note I am not to be responsible for any crazy things that could happen!!!  LOL  Attempt all tips and suggestions at your own risk.  But really?  Who would want to do the chicken bone????  LOL  I am still baffled by that one!  :)

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