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Vinegar can have some unusual uses that can be used in your home for spring cleaning or just regular cleaning in your home.

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Take a glass bowl and fill it with vinegar and set it in the room you want refreshed.  This works for odors even as harsh as tabaco.
 
NordicLedgend10 months ago

Use Vinegar to shine hair in shower; shampoo hair, rinse - pour cup full of vinegar over head - then condition with conditioner - rinse - done - the vinegar removes all traces of the shampoo so conditioner works better I have waist length hair and i usually do this every 2nd shampoo - also works as a astringent at the same time ! ... also I use Coconut Oil very sparingly as a pre wash conditioner - I buy organic coconut oil from grocery store for around USD$5 lasts 4ever. Also a great skin conditioner for dry cracked skin.

Also, use vinegar to clean your microwave - a bowl half vinegar half water - microwave on high for about 5mins steam coats inside the m'wave, just sponge clean - also deodorises m'wave - I buy 1ltre of white vinegar at grocery store for about $1.20 - also can be used to wash floors - vinegar + warm water well wrung will clean tile, wood floors... Also, to wash veges before cooking or eating - rinse in cold water and vinegar...does not affect taste of food.

rwlh19501 year ago

To get rid of mould in the shower, put some vinegar in a spray bottle, spray liberally, and leave until you next have a shower.

If your clothes smell after being washed, due to bacteria not being killed off in low temp washing machines, soak your clothes in a bucket of water with a cup of vinegar.

paleogirl1 year ago

Vinegar also is the best thing I've found to remove hard water stains from your surfaces. We're on a well and we have HUGE calcium issues. I'd tried everything I could buy and nothing worked. Then I saw somewhere that vinegar would work and you know what? It did. I'll never buy another expensive chemical for that purpose again.

Erchan1 year ago

Also you can make perfect pickles in the jar.

gaprilday3 years ago
If I have the beginning of a sore throat, with mildly swollen glands, I take a small 'shot' of APPLE cider vinegar. I don't sip or drink, just down the hatch fast. It has a 'burn' like a shot of whiskey, but within the hour - the sore throat is nearly gone. I know if this doesn't do the trick (maybe one more shot 4-6 hours later) it is time for the doc! This is just MY experience, not giving medical advice at all. JUST my experience.

Also - if your battery terminals are hairy with corrosion, sprinkle them liberally with baking soda, then 'drizzle' white vinegar on them - the foamy combination disolves the corrosion like majic. You can use a small paintbrush to mush it around - then just use a bit more vinegar to clean it all off. I once went to the grocery store and came out to find my car would not start. I went back into the store, bought the two ingredients, applied them like this and the engine roared to life.
luvasu3 years ago
Another use for vinegar. A small cup with vinegar in a corner inside your fridge will clean odours and mixing savours.
Alphonsus4 years ago
Another one thats not very known is an old Newfoundland remedy: If and when you get sunburned, lightly coat the sunburn with some vinegar!

The vinegar helps reduce the stinging and tenderness of the burn!
i keep it in a spray (mist) bottle for when we get sunburned. the 1st time or 2, my kids had a fit about the smell, which only lasts about 5 minutes. then, they got where they would ask for it!!!! and would even tell their friends about it and bragged on how good it worked. this was when they were only about 6-7 yrs old.
Sonnet (author)  Alphonsus4 years ago
That's a good one too!
Ysabeau4 years ago
Personally I use vinegar + bleach to clean the toilet brush. I put a solution of the two liquids in the jar and where is the brush and the work is made.

Vinegar + salt is very useful for cooper objects. With the "cream" you made, you can clean them and very well. I must say that I use this "cream" to clean the tap, better than only vinegar in some cases.
Vinegar is also good as a weed killer that wont poison your pets.
SHIFT!4 years ago
Wow, I did not know there were so many uses for Vinegar. I usually just use it for chip flavoring and for removing smoke smells but I didn't know it could be used for stain remover.

However, I think this would be more effective if you could actually take pictures of how the vinegar is used, pics of how much is needed, etc. It's a little hard to gauge from the current ones.