How to Use Vinegar in Your House

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 in Green Tip

Depending on your nose, vinegar can be a displeasing item to have in your household. However, it has many uses for cleaning which can help you cut down on using harsh chemicals in your home. I’m going to rattle off a bunch of ways you can use vinegar, but don’t worry! We have all of this posted on our website if you want to write down specific recipes and uses! So here we go!

Mixing vinegar with olive oil can be used to remove water rings on furniture while combining it with salt can remove light carpet stains and remove soap scum. Baking soda and vinegar can shine your silver as well as unclog and deodorize drains. Mix in some water and you can eliminate grease stains, refresh your refrigerator, remove stains from pots and pans, tone facial skin, remove wallpaper, remove candle wax, and even make better hard boiled eggs.

Using straight vinegar can make nail polish last longer, treat bee stings, relieve sunburn and itching, remove smoke odor, and unglue stickers, decals, and price tags. Specifically using white vinegar in a spray bottle can also prevent mildew from forming on the bottoms of rugs.

If you don’t have a specific need for vinegar like the ones I just listed, mix 2 parts water to 1 part vinegar in a spray bottle, then add a few drops of dishwashing liquid and you’ll have an all-purpose cleaner!

Contributed by Brooke Lehenbauer