Besides helping you with cooking, you’ve probably heard that vinegar can be used for a myriad of household purposes. Not the fancier vinegar, but plain old white vinegar – you probably never would’ve imagined some of the problems it can solve around the house.
Check out some of these creative uses for vinegar from home improvement maven, Martha Stewart:
Have a foul smell permeating a room? Fill a dish with a half inch of white vinegar and let it stand in the room until the smell dissipates.
To get rid of rust build-up on a knife or pair of scissors, pour white vinegar over the blade then sprinkle it with coarse salt and rub with a cork. Rinse with water and wipe dry to prevent further rusting.
. Add anywhere from 1/8 cup to 1/2 cup of vinegar to the first rinse cycle of your laundry to boost the whiteness your white clothes.
For streak-free windows and mirrors, clean with a solution of one part vinegar and one part water.
Get a fresher cup of coffee by filling the reservoir of your coffee maker with equal parts water and white vinegar. Let it run through several cups with this solution, then several more with just water before brewing your first cup of coffee.
To get rid of pesky ants, pour equal amounts of water and white vinegar into a spray bottle, shake, and spray in areas where ants often appear, such as crevices by your baseboards, cabinets and window sills. Also use this solution outdoors on your deck or patio and bring to your next picnic.
Fill a plastic bag with undiluted white vinegar and submerge your shower head in the solution overnight, secured with a rubber band. Scrub with an old toothbrush the next day to remove all residue.
Spray weeds with vinegar instead of harsh chemicals. They’ll usually wither away in a day or two.
Get rid of salt and water stains on leather and suede shoes by rubbing them with a paper towel dampened with vinegar.
Fill a small container with apple cider vinegar, cover it in plastic wrap and punch a few holes in it with a needle. The flys will get trapped underneath the covering.
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