Budget101 Discussion List Archives Frugal Savings 50 Uses for Vinegar

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      fifty uses for vinegar…

      + kill grass on walks and driveways.

      + kill weeds. spray full strength on growth until plants have starved.

      + increase soil acidity. for hard water: one gallon of tap water for
      watering rhododendrons, gardenias, or azaleas.

      + deter ants. spray vinegar around doors, appliances, and along other areas
      where ants are likely to be.

      + polish car chrome. apply full strength.

      + remove skunk odor from a dog. rub fur with full strength vinegar; rinse.

      + keep cats away. sprinkle vinegar on areas you don’t want the cat walking,
      sleeping, or scratching on.

      + keep dogs from scratching his ears. use a clean, soft cloth dipped in
      diluted vinegar.

      + keep chickens from pecking each other. put a little in their drinking

      + tenderize meat. soak in vinegar over night.

      + freshen vegetables. soak wilted vegetables in 2 cups of water and a
      tablespoon of vinegar.

      + Boil better eggs. Add 2 tablespoons water before boiling eggs. Keeps them
      from cracking.

      + Soothe a bee or jellyfish sting. Dot the irritation with vinegar and
      relieve itching.

      + Relieve sunburn. Lightly rub white vinegar; you may have to reapply.

      + Condition hair. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to dissolve sticky residue
      left by shampoo.

      + Relieve dry and itchy skin. Add 2 tablespoons to bath water.

      + Fight dandruff. After shampooing, rinse with vinegar and 2 cups of warm

      + Soothe a sore throat. Put a teaspoon of vinegar in a glass of water.
      Gargle, then swallow.

      + Treat sinus infections and chest colds. Add 1/4 cup or more vinegar to a

      + Feel good. A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water, with a
      bit of honey added for flavor, will take the edge off your appetite and give
      you an overall healthy feeling.

      + Deodorize the kitchen drain. Pour a cup down the drain once a week. Let
      stand 30 minutes and then flush with cold water.

      + Eliminate onion odor. Rub on your fingers before and after slicing.

      + Clean and disinfect wood cutting boards. Wipe with full strength vinegar.

      + Remove fruit stains from hands. Rub with vinegar.

      + Cut grease and odor on dishes. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to hot soapy

      + Clean a teapot. Boil a mixture of water and vinegar in the teapot. Wipe
      away the grime.

      + Freshen a lunchbox. Soak a piece of bread in vinegar and let it sit in the
      lunchbox over night.

      + Clean the refrigerator. Wash with a solution of equal parts water and

      + Unclog a drain. Pour a handful of baking soda down the drain and add 1/2
      cup of vinegar. Rinse with hot water.

      + Clean and deodorize the garbage disposal. Make vinegar ice cubes and feed
      them down the disposal. After grinding, run cold water through

      + Clean and deodorize jars. Rinse mayonnaise, peanut butter, and mustard
      jars with vinegar when empty.

      + Clean the dishwasher. Run a cup of vinegar through the whole cycle once a
      month to reduce soap build up on the inner mechanisms and on glassware.

      + Clean stainless steel. Wipe with a vinegar dampened cloth.

      + Clean china and fine glassware. Add a cup of vinegar to a sink of warm
      water. Gently dip the glass or china in the solution and let dry.

      + Get stains out of pots. Fill pot with a solution of 3 tablespoons of
      vinegar to a pint of water. Boil until stain loosens and can be washed away.

      + Clean the microwave. Boil a solution of 1/4 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of
      water in the microwave. Will loosen splattered on food and deodorize.

      + Dissolve rust from bolts and other metals. Soak in full strength vinegar.

      + Get rid of cooking smells. Let simmer a small pot of vinegar and water

      + Unclog steam iron. Pour equal amounts of vinegar and water into the iron’s
      water chamber. Turn to steam and leave the iron on for 5 minutes in an
      upright position.

      Then unplug and allow to cool. Any loose particles should
      come out when you empty the water.

      + Clean a scorched iron plate. Heat equal parts vinegar and salt in a small
      pan. Rub solution on the cooled iron surface to remove dark or burned

      + Get rid of lint in clothes. Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle.

      + Keep colors from running. Immerse clothes in full strength vinegar before

      + Freshen up the washing machine. Periodically, pour a cup of vinegar in the
      machine and let in run through a regular cycle (no clothes added). Will
      dissolve soap residue.

      + Brighten fabric colors. Add a 1/2 cup vinegar to the rinse cycle.

      + Take grease off suede. Dip a toothbrush in vinegar and gently brush over
      grease spot.

      + Remove tough stains. Gently rub on fruit, jam, mustard, coffee, tea. Then
      wash as usual.

      + Get smoke smell out of clothes. Add a cup of vinegar to a bath tub of hot
      water. Hang clothes above the steam.

      + Remove decals. Brush with a couple coats of vinegar. Allow to soak in.
      Wash off.

      + Clean eyeglasses. Wipe each lens with a drop of vinegar.

      + Freshen cut flowers. Add 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1 teaspoon sugar for
      each quart of water.~

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