Distilled White Vinegar is the MVP of your cupboard. It’s safe and effective cleaning agent that’s affordable and chemical-free. Here are just a few things that you can do with White Vinegar:
- Freshen up the fridge. Clean the shelves and walls with a solution of half water and half vinegar.
- Brighten coffee cups and teacups. Gently scrub stains with equal parts vinegar and salt (or baking soda).
- Eliminate odors. Swab plastic containers with a cloth dampened with vinegar.
- De-gunk your grill. Spray a solution of half water and half vinegar on the cooking surface to loosen up burnt food.
- Solve a sticky situation. If you have a label that won’t budge, place a cloth soaked in vinegar on it overnight. It should slide right off. You also can wipe scissor blades clean with a vinegar-soaked cloth.
- Kill bathroom germs. Spray full-strength vinegar around the sink and tub. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
- Wipe off a dirty faucet. To get rid of lime buildup, make a paste of 1 teaspoon vinegar and 2 tablespoons salt. Apply to sink fixtures and rub with a cloth.
- Save a garment. To remove light scorch marks on fabrics, rub gently with vinegar and wipe with a clean cloth. This technique also works on antiperspirant stains.
- Tidy up the toilet. Pour a cup or more of diluted white distilled vinegar into the bowl. Let sit several hours or overnight. Scrub well with a toilet brush and flush.
- Lose the carpet stain. Make a paste of 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar and ¼ cup salt or baking soda. Rub into the stain and let dry. Vacuum the residue the next day (always test an out-of-sight part of the carpet first).
- Renew paintbrushes. To remove old paint, place brushes in a pot with vinegar. Soak for an hour, then turn on the stove and bring the vinegar to a simmer. Drain and rinse clean.
Resource: All You Magazine