Natural Remedies for your Home and Health  

Remedies For Vinegar Use In Your Home

A collection of natural cleaning solutions and tips
handed down through Family and Friends

Uses for Vinegar:

  • Keep a spray bottle of water, vinegar and baking soda in the shower to spray down the shower, wipe down and rinse (great on glass shower doors)
  • Clean a shower head by taking it down and removing the rubber washer and placing the head in a pot with equal parts of water and vinegar and bring to a boil and simmer for about five minutes
  • Use vinegar and water spray on refrigerator door water dispenser and tray for calcium deposits
  • Run a cup of white vinegar through a dishwasher cycle at least once a month
  • Use vinegar to clean coffee pots fill the reservoir with vinegar and run through a cycle then run two cycles of water
  • Deodorize a microwave oven or lunch box by soaking a paper napkin in vinegar and leaving it inside overnight
  • A teaspoonful of vinegar added to the water in which eggs are poached or boiled keeps the whites from spreading and makes the whites cook over the yolk and peeling easy
  • To help rid the house of the odor of cooking vegetables, put a little vinegar in an open saucepan on the stove
  • Vinegar is a great room deodorizer and air freshener just put in a spray bottle and spray a room
  • Used jars (peanut butter, mayonnaise etc:) have odors which can be rinsed in vinegar
  • Garbage disposals can be cleaned and smell fresh by mixing one cup of vinegar in water and freezing it in an ice cube tray. Just throw a few cubes down the disposal flushing with water and it will also keep your blades sharp
  • Keep drains open and smelling fresh follow these directions
    1/2 box old baking soda
    one cup white vinegar
    Combine these two items down the drain followed by hot water
  • To unclog a drain drop three alka seltzer tablets down followed by a cup of vinegar and wait a few minutes then run hot water down the drain
  • To prevent the odor of boiling ham or cabbage permeating the house add a little vinegar to the water in which they are boiled
  • Use vinegar at least once a month in the washing machine to keep it clean from soap scum build up by running it through a cycle
  • If you want clothes to hold there color and not fade try soaking them in vinegar before washing for about ten minutes
  • Use half cup of vinegar to each wash load to keep lint from clinging to blue jeans and corduroys
  • Perspiration stains apply one part vinegar to four parts water then rinse
  • When the glue thickens in the bottle, moisten it with vinegar instead of water. Glue spots may also be dissolved in this way
  • All-Purpose Cleaner
    1/2 cup vinegar
    1/4 cup baking soda
    1/2 gallon water
    Mix ingredients above to store and keep
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
    1/4 cup baking soda
    1 cup vinegar
    Mix ingredients above. Pour into basin and allow to set for three minutes. Scrub with brush and rinse
  • Glass Cleaner
    1/4 cup white vinegar
    1 tablespoon cornstarch
    1 quart warm water
    Mix ingredients above. Pour into a spray bottle or apply with a sponge. For lint-free results, wipe dry with crumpled newspaper instead of paper towels. Buff to a shine
  • Pour white vinegar in crevices and between bricks to kill unwanted grass
  • Keep a spray bottle with equal amounts of vinegar and water to spray around where ants may want to enter (windows, doors, pipes and foundation cracks etc:)
  • For great Azaleas
    Two tablespoons white vinegar
    1 tablespoon cornstarch
    1 quart water
    Water them occasionally, they love acidic soil
  • Vase flowers can be kept fresh by adding
    Two tablespoons vinegar
    Three tablespoons of sugar per quart of warm water
    Stems should be in three to four inches of water
  • Stained furniture upholstery or clothes apply white vinegar directly on the stain, then wash accordingly to manufacture's instructions
  • Carpet stains from animal's need to be blotted or picked up and rinsed with lukewarm water then apply a mixture of equal parts vinegar and cool water. Blot, rinse and let dry
  • clean rust from tools and bolts etc: just soak in undiluted white vinegar overnight
  • Remove decals or bumper stickers etc: Sok a cloth in vinegar and cover the decal or bumper sticker for several minutes and peel off easily
  • Winters up north can form ice on car windshields, coat the window with a solution of
    2 tablespoons white vinegar
    3 parts vinegar (white or apple cider)
    1 part water
  • To clean your iron use equal parts vinegar and water turn the iron to steam setting and wipe with a soft cloth to clean ports. Pour out solution and rinse with clean water three times and dry out iron before using
  • Try removing scorch marks from ironed fabric by lightly rubbing vinegar on the mark and wiping with a clean cloth

 

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