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Vinegar is one product you always want to have around your home. It’s non-toxic, lasts for a long time, and is much safer than bleach, ammonia, or other toxic cleaning products. Along with baking soda, you can easily use vinegar around your home to replace most household cleaners. Here are 12 ways you can use vinegar in your home.
Clean your produce
Washing your produce in vinegar will help remove bacteria and pesticide residue. Add one tablespoon of vinegar with one and a half liters of water to create a bacteria-cleansing bath for your produce.
Unclog your drain
Pour about two spoonfuls of baking soda down the drain, as far down as you can, then add about a 1/3 cup of vinegar and cover the drain immediately. It is crucial to seal the sink as soon it starts bubbling, or none of the pressure will be pushed down into the pipe to clear your clog.
Brighten your laundry
Add half a cup of plain white vinegar to your wash cycle to brighten colors and whites.
Mix two tablespoons of white vinegar in a gallon of water, and pour into a spray bottle. Spray your windows and wipe down.
Remove old paint from paint brushes
Place brushes in a pot with vinegar over the stove. Soak for one hour, then bring vinegar to a simmer. Drain and rinse.
Help get rid of dandruff by rinsing your hair with vinegar and two cups of warm water when you’re done shampooing.
Use vinegar to clean soap scum, mildew, and grime from your bathtub and shower curtain. Wipe the surface with vinegar and rinse well with water.
Keep eggs from cracking
Add two tablespoons of white vinegar to your water while hard-boiling eggs to prevent cracking. The eggs will stay intact, and the shells will peel off easier.
Brighten Easter eggs
Mix one teaspoon of vinegar, half a cup of hot water, and add food coloring to keep egg dye bright and prevent the color from streaking.
Cheap spa session
Add half a cup of vinegar to a warm bath for a cheap spa session straight from your bathroom! Vinegar helps remove dead skin which will leave you feeling soft and smooth.
Remove decals or stickers
Soak a cloth in vinegar and cover the sticker or decal for a few minutes (until the vinegar has soaked in). The decal or sticker should peel right off!
Make nasty bruises go away quicker with this home remedy! Soak cotton gauze in vinegar, and apply to bruised area. Let it sit for about an hour. This increases blood flow to the surface of the skin, making it more likely to break up the bruise.