All the Ways You Can Use Vinegar in Your House
There are a few different products out there that are useful for many more than just one reason. These types of products are the kinds of things that are absolute must-haves that you want to keep around all the time. One of the products that many people have no idea how many different uses it has is vinegar. Vinegar is an amazing do-it-all product that everyone should be using almost daily for it’s amazing and effective abilities. There are probably thousands of different ways that you can use vinegar, but we’ve decided to round of up some of our favorite uses of vinegars and pass the ideas along to you!
De-Wrinkle Your Clothes
One cool use of vinegar is as part of an easy-to-make de-wrinkling spray. This spray can be made at home quickly and with things that you usually have around the house anyways. You just need a spray bottle, some white vinegar, hair conditioner, and water. Simply add one tablespoon of vinegar into your bottle along with a teaspoon of the hair conditioner and 2 cups of water. Once you have your ingredients in the bottle and the lid tightened, simply shake it all up to combine. Then you can use your spray to mist onto a piece of wrinkled clothing. Focus on the heavily wrinkled areas and then once the piece is just slightly damp, pull the fabric smooth and allow to dry to pull the wrinkles out. It is super easy and works great!
Get Rid of Pesky Deodorant Stains
For most of us, deodorant is an important part of our daily hygiene routines. It helps to keep us from stinking but unfortunately, it can have seemingly devastating affects on our clothing. Deodorant can build up in the armpits of our shirts and once it does, it won’t just wash out in the washing machine.
The white residue does not look good and can be very annoying. Some people even throw their shirts out when they can’t get these gross stains out of their shirts even after washing them over and over. Fortunately, thanks to vinegar, you’ll never have to worry about another shirt being ruined from deodorant. Just take some vinegar and rub it into the deodorant stain using a washcloth or sponge. Then let it sit for a while and wash it as normal.
Clean Your Refrigerator
Refrigerators are a magnet for stains, odors, and bacteria. All of the food that moves through your fridge can really do a number on it. Cleaning your fridge can be a daunting task, but it is well-worth it. Mix up equal parts of vinegar and water and wash down the entire thing. It will kill bacteria, remove stains, and get rid of unpleasant odors which can even leak into the foods you eat if not gotten rid of. Once you’re done, your fridge will be looking and smelling brand-new again.
Kill Weeds Around Your Home
Weeds are annoying plants that get in the way and can cause problems and can be difficult to get rid of. Vinegar is the perfect solution to your weed problems. Simply pour some white vinegar on unwanted weeds. Make sure that you pour enough to saturate the roots of the plant. Also, take care to avoid getting the vinegar on plants that you do want to keep around because the vinegar will take out any plants, not just weeds. The acidity of the vinegar burns the plants it touches and additionally, it temporarily messes with the pH levels of the soil around the plant, which make it hard for the plant to recover. To make sure that the vinegar sticks to the plant, you can even add a tiny bit of dish soap into your vinegar before pouring or spraying it onto the weeds. Keep in mind that this method is most affective on sunny, dry days.
Combat Itching Bug Bites and Stings
There is probably nothing more annoying than a mosquito bite that just won’t stop itching. You’re dying to scratch it, but you know that it will only make it worse. It is a nasty cycle that can lead to pain and bleeding and even infection, especially in small children. Apple cider vinegar can quickly put a stop to this, though. Just take a tiny bit of vinegar on a cotton ball or piece of tissue and dab it onto a mosquito bite or other insect bite or sting. Not only will it quickly make the itching subside, but it will help kill off any bacteria which will lead to faster healing. It is easy, safe, and non-toxic.
Stop Hard-Boiled Eggs from Cracking
Here is a cool hack you can use vinegar for. When hard-boiling your eggs, add a couple tablespoons of vinegar into the water. This will prevent your eggs from cracking as they cook, and it will also make it super easy to peel the shells off after they’re done and you’re ready to eat them.
Clean Up Your Microwave
Another super cool use of vinegar is to use it to clean your microwave. Microwave messes can be really tedious and stressful to clean because the gunk gets stuck on so well. Fortunately, vinegar makes easy work of it. Just take a microwave-safe bowl and fill it with half hot water and half vinegar. Then put it in your microwave on high for around 5 minutes. This will create steam that makes it super easy to wipe your microwave clean in a jiffy.
Unclog Your Drains
Clogged drains can be the worst. They are annoying, inconvenient, and they usually mean you have to bring dangerous, toxins into your home to unclog them. Next time you have a plugged drain, try pouring a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of vinegar down it. After it bubbles for a while, chase it with a pot of boiling water to clear the clog.