10 Uses for Distilled White Vinegar

I use vinegar all the time! I wanted to learn some more about how I can use it every day and so I have done a T O N of research! I want to share with you what I've learned!
Because I hate to give you a massive list right away, this is simply...Part 1!

It gets rid of odors, cleans tough-to-clean surfaces and is helpful in so many other ways!

There are sooo many ways to use vinegar, but today I am going to share with you
10 Uses for Distilled White Vinegar!

Fill up a clean bucket (or bathtub) with hot water and a cup or two of vinegar. Let the toys soak, then lay out on a towel or cloth and let air dry. - See more at:
1. Cleaning Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils
"Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water (I mixed about 3/4 vinegar and 1/4 water---it can't hurt!), then pour it into a spray bottle. Use it to clean and disinfect kitchen surfaces such as countertops and stainless-steel sinks and appliances. Just spray on and wipe off with a clean cloth. Be sure to use only nonabrasive cloths or sponges for wiping so you don’t scratch the surface. The cleaning solution also works on myriad other kitchen items, including pots, pans, cooking utensils and cutting boards."

2. Cleaning and Deodorizing Garbage Disposals, Washers and Dishwashers
"Appliances that grind waste or clean dirty dishes can start to stink. So try a little vinegar. For the dishwasher, pour a cup of vinegar into the bottom (don’t place it in the soap dispenser) and run it without any dishes inside on a hot water setting. For the disposer, pour in a cup of vinegar. Turn on the disposer for a second to spread the vinegar around, then turn it off. Wait for a couple minutes, then turn the disposer back on with the water running. Another method is to pour vinegar into ice trays, freeze it, then drop the vinegar ice cubes into the disposer while running it. It’ll remove odors, and the ice will sharpen the blades."

3. It can Soothe a Sunburn
"Is your skin a bit sunburned? Just rub some vinegar on the affected area and it’ll feel much better really quickly. If it’s bad, you can reapply the vinegar a few times."

4.  Fabric Softener
"Use 1/2 cup of white vinegar instead of fabric softener and it has largely the same effect but without coating your clothes in chemicals. and it costs a lot less!"

5. Removing Rust
"Just soak anything that's rusty in vinegar overnight and then clean in thoroughly with a brush. It will come off just about as easily as it does with any expensive rust remover!"

6. Cleaning Vinyl Flooring
"If you have a vinyl floor that needs cleaned, mop using equal amounts of water and vinegar. This works really well for getting up stains, especially if you go over it twice. Don’t do this with wood or wood laminate, however, because vinegar can react with the wood."

7. Cleaning the Microwave
"Put a cup of vinegar in the microwave, then run the microwave on high for three minutes. Let it sit undisturbed for half an hour, then remove the cup. The gunk in your microwave will be very easy to wipe down." I have done this many times before but I only set it for about 1 minute (maybe 1min30secs) and I wiped it after about 10 minutes. It wiped off sooo easily!

8. Carpet Odors
Did your dog do something funky on the carpet (or your toddler, for that matter – yes, I have used this tip to clean up some early potty training accidents)? Pour half a cup of vinegar on the spot that smells and just let it dry. This will kill off the odor and it’ll also make it easier to clean any stains! It gets rid of the smells to a level that animals cannot find their scents anymore! How cool!

9. Air Freshener
Just spritz some vinegar mixture into the air and it will cleanse those bad smells! It might smell a little bit like vinegar at first, but it will go away. I promise!

10. Whitening Clothes
Put a cup of white vinegar in a load of whites along with a quarter of a cup of baking soda. This will whiten your whites as effectively as bleach without the harshness.

I have done many of these, but there are still a couple that I'd like to try out!
Have you tried any of these? Did they work?
I'd love your input!

Today's information found through:
12. Make wood floors shine. Spritz a solution of warm water, a few teaspoons olive oil and vinegar onto the floor, then polish with a soft cloth. - See more at:
Fill up a clean bucket (or bathtub) with hot water and a cup or two of vinegar. Let the toys soak, then lay out on a towel or cloth and let air dry. - See more at:
Fill up a clean bucket (or bathtub) with hot water and a cup or two of vinegar. Let the toys soak, then lay out on a towel or cloth and let air dry. - See more at:
Combine 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup vinegar and a dab of liquid dish soap in a spray bottle. Spray directly onto window and wipe down with a clean, soft cloth or crumpled newspapers. Also works for glass tables and mirrors. - See more at:

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