Cleaning Miracles: Why Every Home Needs Vinegar

Having a bottle of vinegar in your kitchen doesn’t only act as a key ingredient to some of your dishes but as an important solution to your cleaning problems. Here’s how you can use your vinegar for some cleaning chores:

Remove Stains On Your Carpet

Mix 1 teaspoon of liquid detergent and 1 teaspoon of white vinegar to a pint of lukewarm water. Spray this mixture to your carpet stains and rub gently with a towel or a soft brush. Do this until the stain is removed and let it dry.

Clear Windows

Add equal parts of vinegar to water. Spray on your windows and wipe with kitchen towel. It’ll leave your windows cloudless.

Water or alcohol marks on wood

Stubborn rings resulting from wet glasses being placed on wood furniture may be removed by rubbing with a mixture of equal parts of white distilled vinegar and olive oil. Rub with the grain and polish for the best results.

Brass polish

Cleaning with vinegar helps your brass, copper and pewter to shine. Dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of white distilled vinegar and stir in flour until it becomes a paste. Apply paste to the metals and let it stand for about 15 minutes. Rinse with clean warm water and polish until dry.

How to Unclog the Showerhead

Corrosion may be removed from showerheads or faucets by soaking them in white distilled vinegar overnight. This may be easily accomplished by saturating a terry cloth towel in vinegar and wrapping it around the showerhead or faucet.

Killing Weeds

Pour full-strength white distilled vinegar on weeds that grows on your sidewalks and driveways.

Get Rid of Odour on a Smelly Dog

Wet the dog down with fresh water. Use a mixture of 1 cup white distilled vinegar and 2 gallons water. Saturate the dog’s coat with this solution. Dry the dog off without rinsing the solution. The smell will be gone!

Bumper stickers

To remove bumper sticker residue, try cleaning with vinegar. Wipe the surface repeatedly with white distilled vinegar until it is soaked. In a few minutes, it should peel off easily. Test on a small invisible area of the car to ensure there will be no damage to the paint.