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Got Vinegar: Top Ten Uses for Vinegar in your Home, It’s not just for Salads!

So often I am faced with a stain, a smell or just an everyday household issue that leaves me scratching my head. What do you do? How do you get rid of that or this? Then I started investigating and found that my vinegar isn’t just for salads, check this out.



  • Carpet Stain Remover: 1tsp of detergent + 1tsp of vinegar (white) mixed with a pint of lukewarm water. Apply with a small soft brush or a clean towel and rub gently, rinse the cloth and ‘rinse’ the area by dabbing the clean water cloth on the spot and then dry the area with a fan or hair dryer-Repeat if necessary, this will not work on oily stains.
  • Cleaner Dishes and Glasses: pour a cup and a half to two cups in the bottom of the dishwasher, use your regular dishwasher soap and run a full wash cycle
  • Kill Grass: to kill grass on sidewalks and driveways pour full strength vinegar on it
  • Keep Flowers Longer: add 2Tbs sugar and 2Tbs white vinegar in a 1-quart vase of water
  • Pet pee: sprinkle distilled vinegar over the fresh “accident” area, wait a few minutes then sponge from the center outward, blot dry with a clean cloth and repeat for stubborn stains
  • Paintbrush Softener: Soak the brush in hot white vinegar then wash out with warm sudsy water.
  • Furniture: mix olive oil and vinegar in a one to one ratio and polish your furniture with a soft cloth
  • Deodorant Stains: lightly rub white vinegar on the armpit stains and wash as usual
  • Hole Removal: you know how you can get little holes in your tank tops and other shirts, now you can fix them, place a cloth moistened with white distilled vinegar under the fabric where the hole is and iron (this works for seam holes or pin sized holes that may have been made by tugging on your shirt, especially if you have acrylic nails)
  • Get Rid of Cooking Smells: simmer in a small pot a vinegar and water solution


  • Fluffier Rice: add a teaspoon of white vinegar to  your boiling water just before adding the rice, the rice should be easier to spoon and less sticky
  • Freshen Up Veggies: for slightly wilted veggies soak in water and vinegar for about 15 minutes
  • Heartburn: take one or two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • Relieve Sunburn: apply white or cider vinegar to your skin, reapply as needed
  • Soft Feet: 1 cup of white vinegar to 2 gallons of warm water, soak feet for 45 minutes then use a pumice stone to remove dead skin from heels and callused areas



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