Vinegar is one of my favorite products. I absolutely hate the smell, but it can clean really well.
I usually buy the large jugs at Aldi and keep one or two around. It is amazing to me what you can use vinegar for.
Vinegar isn't just for cooking. You can use vinegar to clean all over your home. It also works great in the laundry room for laundry. Check out these amazing uses for vinegar.
Best Uses For Vinegar
To clean your home or laundry with vinegar I recommend just plain white vinegar. You don't need to buy any kind of apple cider vinegar or special cleaning vinegar.
Lemon Vinegar Cleaner
Looking for a natural way to clean your home? Check out this lemon vinegar cleaner. I love to let vinegar and lemons soak for two to three weeks.
Then you can mix the liquid with water to make a great cleaner. This is perfect if you can't stand the smell of vinegar.
Getting Rid Of Smells In A Room
If you have a room with a bad odor in it you can use vinegar to get rid of the smell. Just set out a bowl of vinegar for a few hours and the smell will be gone. You can also use a drop or two of lemon juice in the bowl if you want.
Lemon Vinegar Gel
If you have problems with hard water or like to use vinegar to clean you will love this lemon vinegar gel.
It's easy to make and helps hold your vinegar in place. I use it on everything from cleaning the white film from dishes to getting hard water stains off stainless steel.
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Removing Wax From Clothes
If you ever end up with wax on your clothes vinegar, dish soap, and hot water can get it out. I couldn't believe it, plus it only takes 1/2 cup of vinegar.
I used this on a favorite pair of sweats and it worked great. Check out how to get wax out of clothes.
Vinegar For Cleaning Jewelry
Vinegar works wonders on cleaning rings and jewelry. It will help remove any hard water deposits that are on the jewelry and get it shiny again.
I love to use this homemade jewelry cleaner on my diamond rings to get them to shine.
Some people swear by vinegar for their shampoo everyday. I like to use it once every couple of months as a clarifying treatment. My hair looks much shinier after using it.
Vinegar works great as an all-natural weed killer.
A quick mix of salt, vinegar, and dish soap will do great at killing weeds. Just pour some in a spray bottle and apply to weeds.
Make sure you don't get it on a plant or grass that you don't want to kill. It will easily kill off the grass. I like to use it for the driveway and sidewalk cracks.
Cleaning Windows With Vinegar
Vinegar works great to clean your windows both inside and out.
For the outside of your windows the vinegar will get rid of water deposits and hard water that the rain left behind.
Inside you can get a beautiful streak-free shine on your mirrors and glass.
You can see how to clean your exterior windows like a pro and then make this great homemade glass cleaner for a streak-free shine.
Cleaning Hard Water From Faucets
I love using vinegar to get the residue off the faucets. You can use this on sinks or showers.
It only takes about 30 minutes to get them clean and it removes the limescale and lets the water run at full force again. Check out how to remove limescale from your faucets.
Vinegar As A Fabric Softener
Add 1/2 cup vinegar to the fabric softener dispenser in your washing machine. It will make your clothes so much softer and you won't need to use the dryer sheets.
Plus, vinegar can help disinfect your laundry too!
If you are concerned about the smell of your clothes you can try this simple DIY fabric softener.
Vinegar isn't just cooking anymore. There are so many great ways to use vinegar around the house.
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Bekah Gatchel says
I use it to clean my coffee pot; I run it through a couple times (about half the pot vinegar and half water). Then because I use vinegar periodically in my load of towels to get a really good clean, I pour that used vinegar mixture into the washer and do a load of towels. I have been also told that vinegar in laundry helps colors to hold? Not sure if that is true, but if doing so I would suggest running through an extra rinse to get rid of that vinegar smell!
Julie Sellers says
That is awesome! I love the idea of using the vinegar twice. I haven't heard of the colors holding before. I can't wait to check it out. Thanks!
Can't wait to try some of these out.
Hope you enjoy it!