I recently posted 5 Uses for Vinegar and the ways that this everyday household item can make your life a bit easier. Here are 5 MORE uses for vinegar that you probably already didn’t know about.
5 MORE Uses for Vinegar
Hate having to hold your breath when you open your trunk to put the groceries away, or maybe that musty old closet is getting to be a little too unbearable? You can freshen up the smell of these places quite easily! All you need to do is soak a slice of white bread in some white vinegar, place the soggy piece of bread on a plate, and keep it in that closet or trunk for a night. Things will start smelling good again in no time!
Clean Fresh Produce:
Whether you are the gardening type or you just took a stroll through the produce section at your local supermarket, you never know what’s clinging to the surface of your fresh fruits and vegetables. If you’re not feeling safe about your food, you can always wash them with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar mixed with 1 1/2 quarts of plain water for a bacteria-cleansing wash. Healthy eating for your family!
Clean Rust Off of Old Tools:
So, you’ve finally gotten grandpa’s old tool box open, expecting gold and treasure, and just got some rusty old Depression-era hammers and screwdrivers. You can clean up granddad’s old tools real easy; just submerge them in some plain white vinegar for a couple of days until the rust is all gone. Then get out there and work on some DIY projects!
Streak-less window cleaner:
My mom has all kinds of tips and tricks to cleaning windows. Here’s one that will not only leave your windows streak-free, but costs way less than store bought cleaners. If you have some vinegar, water, and dish soap lying around, you can make a window cleaner that outperforms most others. Put 2 cups of water, 1/4 of a cup of plain white vinegar, and 1/2 a teaspoon of your favorite dish soap/detergent all into a spray bottle and have clean, clear windows in no time at all.
Keep Pests off your Pets:
Is Fido biting and scratching away at himself because flea season has started? You can keep those bugs away by filling a spray bottle with equal parts vinegar and water and applying it to your dog or cat’s coat before rubbing it in. Word of warning: be careful with cats though, they’ve been known to get a little resistant and violent when vinegar and its “horrific” scent get involved.