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Unusual Uses for Vinegar

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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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Step 1: Air Refresher

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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.

Step 2: Fabric Softener

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Yes, it's true, it can be used as a fabric softener.  It's perfect for removing soap residue, making the clothes naturally soft, and balancing the pH which extends the life of the clothes.  The smell of vinegar doesn't stay and makes the fabrics smell fresh.

Add about 1/2 a cup to 1 full cup of vinegar during the rinse cycle of your wash.

Step 3: Ant Infestation

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Vinegar can be used to get rid of a an ant problem.  Take a spray bottle with vinegar and spray on any known ant trails in your home.

Step 4: Stain Remover

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Vinegar can be used to remove stains from clothes by gently rubbing the vinegar into the stain and then washing as normal.

Step 5: Glass Cleaner

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Fill a spray bottle with vinegar and grab a newspaper.  Spray the window and wipe off with the newspaper.

Leaves the glass shiny, less cloudy, and streak free.

Step 6: Bathroom Cleaner

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Vinegar is very good at cutting through soap scum, mildew, and grime from the bathtub and shower.  Take some vinegar and wipe the surface that needs to be cleaned and rinse off with water.

Step 7: Final Words

There are many more uses for vinegar, these are just some of my favourites.  Vinegar is almost the only cleaner a  person would ever need in their home.  Enjoy these tips as much as I have.  Happy spring!

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