When thinking of white vinegar, you may connect it with thoughts of cooking which it is excellent for. However, white vinegar is so useful in many other areas including cleaning, laundry, gardening, health and dealing with pet issues.
Fortunately, white vinegar is not expensive, it is non-toxic and natural, it really is the ideal product to have and keep in the home. I found the most economical way to purchase white vinegar is in the extra large plastic jugs and when I get home from the store, pour the white vinegar into smaller, more manageable containers such as spray bottles and pour bottles.
Here you will find the top 20 uses for white vinegar:
Clean Stainless Steel
Clean any stainless steel by using a soft cloth dampened with white vinegar and gently rubbing the spots.
Get Rid of Ants
Be proactive and spray around doorways and windows or any where ants come in to the home to discourage the ants from coming in.
Remove a Label or Price Tag
Soak a cloth in white vinegar so it is thoroughly wet and lay the cloth over the label or price tag, allow the cloth to sit over night and wipe away the label or price tag in the morning.
Clean Porcelain Sinks
Scrub the porcelain sink with white vinegar and the sink should shine right up.
Remove Sweat Stains
Spray the underarm area and collar area with white vinegar and allow the white vinegar to soak into the clothing for a bit, then wash clothing as normal.
Clean Washing Machine
Every so often run one cup of white vinegar through the wash machine with nothing in the wash, the white vinegar will refresh the washing machine the hoses attached to the washing machine.
Get Rid of Stains
Remove stains from clothing such and ketchup and barbeque sauce by rubbing the stain with equal amounts of white vinegar and water.
Remove Salt Stains from Shoes
Remove salt stains from shoes and boots by using a soft cloth and rubbing the stains with equal amounts of white vinegar and water.
Perk Up Flowers
Perk up droopy flowers by adding 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and 1 teaspoon of sugar per 1 quart of water.
Get Rid of Slugs
Get rid or kill slugs by spraying the slugs with an equal amount of white vinegar and water.
Clean Outdoor Furniture
Clean and sanitize outdoor furniture by wiping the furniture down with a damp cloth soaked white vinegar.
Get Rid of Anthills
Remove anthills by pouring white vinegar directly on the anthills.
Stop Itching from Insect Bites
Using a cotton ball soaked in white vinegar, place cotton ball on insect or bee sting and this will prevent the itchiness.
Toner for the Skin
Mix equal parts white vinegar and water to use as a toner for the skin.
Brush teeth with white vinegar a couple times a week for whiter teeth.
Clean the combs periodically that are used for the hair by soaking the combs for a short period of time in white vinegar.
Remove Skunk Smell
If the dog gets in contact with a skunk, wash the dog with equal amounts of white vinegar and water, then thoroughly was with just water.
Stop Cats from Eating Plants
Spray plants with equal amounts of white vinegar and water, cats do not like the smell of white vinegar and this should deter them.
Remove Water Lines from Fish Tanks
Remove the water line from a fish tank by wiping the inside of the tank thoroughly with a cloth soaked in white vinegar. Make sure to rinse out the fish tank well with just water after cleaning.
Keep Flies Away from Animals Outdoors
Keep the flies away from the outdoor animals by spraying the area with white vinegar where the animals are located.