Vinegar is a very household product. It is budget-friendly and can be used to solve many problems around the home. Here are some ways in which you can use vinegar to sanitize and freshen up things around your home.


Clean Garbage Disposal Unit

Clean your disposal unit by mixing 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of vinegar, and pour it down the drain.  The foam will help to remove any stubborn stuff that had accumulated in the drain.


Eliminate Water Stains

It does not matter how much you try to be careful not to spill water on your furniture, there must be some watermarks on them at some time or the other.  When that happens,  just mix equal parts of vinegar and cooking oil and rub the area.


Sanitize Dishwasher

Have you ever smell that funky smell coming out of your dishwasher. This can be avoided by cleaning your dishwasher at least once per month, to avoid that funky scent coming back.


Homemade Disinfectant

In case you have a few plastic containers in your kitchen which might need to be cleaned with disinfectant, don’t bother to use that expensive disinfectant. Try using a homemade disinfectant that can do a better job. 


Place those containers in a bucket filled with 50 % water and 50% vinegar.  Leave them there for about an hour.  You may then rinse with clean water.


Eliminate Cigarette Smoke Odor

What can be so disgusting, as a non- smoker walking into a room filled with cigarette smoke?


In case your room is filled with cigarette smoke, place a small bowl with vinegar in a corner of the room. The vinegar will help to evaporate the cigarette smoke, so there will be no scent of the cigarettes.


Eliminate Skunk Odor

Your kids have just come from outside where they might be playing.  Lo, and behold there is a skunk scent, just to know that the skunk has left behind its smell on one of the kids. 


Don’t you worry, just grab your full strength vinegar and rub that poor kids’ body down.  The skunk scent will be all gone in a minute.


Microwave Cleaner

Using vinegar to clean your microwave is not just by wiping the microwave with vinegar.  Here is the hack.  Mix together 1/4 cup vinegar and 1 cup of water in a microwavable bowl. 


Place the bowl into the microwave and turn the power on.  Run the microwave for about 5 minutes.  By then all the stuck food particles should have loosened up. With a damp dishcloth wipe the inside.


Toilet Tank Cleaner

Are things looking old and rusty in your toilet tank? Pour some vinegar in that tank to help loosen up hard water deposits and get rid of rust as well.


Gum Remover

Kids will always be kids, and gums will always be sticking where they should not be. Whenever this should happen don’t panic, just spray some full-strength vinegar unto the gum to dissolve it.


Substitute For Windex

Windex window cleaner is one of the most famous window cleaners. There are other homemade window cleaners that you can make for your own self which can even do the job better than the commercial stuff.


To get your windows shiny and streak-free naturally, you may use equal parts of household vinegar and water to wash your windows.


Laundry Booster

To get your colored clothes looking brighter after laundering, you may try this homemade tip. Pour some vinegar into the bleach compartment of your washing machine, and start washing.


Your clothes will not only be looking bright but they will also be smelling fresh and feeling softer.


Cutlery Cleaner

Using your cutlery every day, you might find them getting a weird color.  You don’t have to put them away.  You can get them looking good as new again just by using vinegar.  That’s the trick to the problem. 


You will be adding  2 cups of boiling water to 1 cup of vinegar into a large bowl.  Place your cutlery in the bowl to soak overnight.  The next day you will rinse well and dry with a microfiber cloth.


Wood Floor Cleaner

Of all the polishes and cleaners that are on the market, nothing clean your wood floor better than good old vinegar.


The chemical component in the vinegar helps to break down the dirt and grease that may be on your wooden floor. To get your wood floor clean again, just add 2 cups of vinegar to one gallon of water, and wash your floor.


Scratch Remover

To hide the scratches on your furniture by sanding is not the only way to solve your problem. You may use a simple and easy solution just by using one part vinegar to three parts cooking oil mixed together.


Use a soft cloth to apply the mixture to the scratches and you will be shocked to see the scratches disappear right before your eyes.


Shower Head Limescale Remover

Using your shower regularly, you will notice that your shower head looks a bit different. This will happen because of the mineral in the water and also soapy water.


You may remove all these limescale by pouring some water and vinegar in a plastic freezer bag and placing it over the showerhead.


Secure it on the showerhead with a rubber band. Leave it on overnight so that the vinegar will be able to do its job. By the next day, all the limescale should be gone.


Shower Curtain Mildew Remover

This is such an easy way to prevent mildew from building up on your shower curtain.  In a spray bottle keep a solution of 50% vinegar with 50% water mixed together. 


Spray your shower curtain once or twice a week, to prevent mildew on your shower curtain.


Vinegar Cleaning And Household Tips And Uses

Tips and ways to use vinegar for household cleaning purposes.


    Clean Garbage Disposal Unit

    Eliminate Water Stains

    Sanitize Dishwasher

    Eliminate Cigarette Smoke Odor

    Homemade Disinfectant

    Eliminate Cigarette Smoke

    Eliminate Skunk Odor

    Toilet Tank Cleaner

    Substitute For Windex

    Wood Floor Cleaner


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