Household Uses for Vinegar

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Household Uses for Vinegar

Household Uses for Vinegar

Did you know that there are many household uses for vinegar? While it can be used for cooking, I am not much of a cook, so I thought I would share with you my favorite household uses for vinegar. Did you know that, according to Heinz spokesperson, vinegar kills 99 percent of bacteria, 82 percent of mold, and 80 percent of germs (viruses).

All-Purpose Cleaner & Disinfectant: Equal parts vinegar & water. I like to add 5-10 drops of Lemon or Lavender essential oil.

Descaling Keurig: Run white vinegar through brewer. See specific directions based on your Keurig model.

Drain Cleaner:  Pour 1/2 cup baking soda in the drain, followed by 1/2 cup vinegar. The mixture will foam as it cleans and deodorizes drains. Use every few weeks to keep drains clean.

Mildew on Plastic Shower Curtains:  Put the shower curtain in the washing machine with light-colored towels, add 1 cup white vinegar with the detergent.

Shower Head Calcium Deposits: Pour white vinegar into a plastic bag, tape to the shower head and leave overnight. Brush the shower head to remove remaining deposits.

Fabric Softener: Add 1/2 cup white vinegar during rinse cycle instead of fabric softener. Check out Valerie’s recipes for Homemade Fabric Softener.

Vinyl floors: Add 1/4 cup vinegar to 1 gallon hot water for spotless floors.

Window Cleaner: Mix 1 part white vinegar with 2 parts water in a spray bottle. Spray glass surfaces and wipe dry.

Prevent Cracked Hard Boiled Eggs: Add two tablespoons of white vinegar per quart of water before boiling to prevent eggs from cracking. The egg shells will also peel off easier.

Greasy Dishes: Mix 2 tablespoons white vinegar to liquid dish soap to boost its cleaning power.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Pour 1/2 cup of vinegar into the bowl, let stand for 20 minutes, sprinkle baking soda and scrub clean.

Kill Weeds: Pour vinegar (full strength) onto weeds in sidewalk cracks, and along the edges of the yard.

Let me know what other household uses for vinegar you use around the house.



  1. Glenda Herrin says

    after frying/cooking smelly foods, clean kitchen as usual then sit a bowl on stove or counter with 1/2 c vinegar, absorbs odors!

  2. Glenda Herrin says

    pour into rinse aid hole in dishwasher,prevents spots

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