Do you have a bottle of white vinegar sitting in your pantry or laundry cupboard unused ? Maybe you thought it was only good to sprinkle on fish and chips. I did for many years. Infact, I use to buy the smallest bottle possible and poked holes in the top just for sprinkling purposes.
Now, I've found so many uses for vinegar and buy 2 litre bottles that get used up very quickly. The tips below I've personally used around my home with great success.
* Spray underarms of clothes to get rid of body odour smells before washing.
* Use as a natural fabric softener in your washing machine. One cup or a good drizzle in the final rinse should do the trick.
* Keep your hard floors clean with a dash of vinegar and a few drops of dishwashing liquid in hot water. I've been using this trick for over a decade on my own floors and in my cleaning clients homes.
* Kill young weeds with vinegar. Add one cup of salt to one litre of water. and drench the weed. Be careful that the solution doesn't get sprayed on nearby plants
* Reduce the odour of smelly shoes by spraying vinegar inside. Allow to dry before wearing the shoes.
* Wash your fruit and vegetables in one part vinegar to three parts water to help remove potential bacteria..
* Give your dishwasher a natural clean by splashing vinegar around the bottom. Add bi carb to the tablet dispenser and run the dishwasher on a long hot cycle.
* Clear minor drainage problems in your sinks with vinegar and bi carb. Drop a couple of spoonful's of bi carb down the plug hole followed by one cup of vinegar. Finish off with a kettle of boiling water.
* For a streak free bench, make up a spray bottle of cooled, boiled water. Add 1/4 cup of vinegar and a small dash of dishwashing liquid. Use either cotton cloths or microfibre cloths for a brilliant finish.
* Rid your kitchen compost bin or general waste bins of smells by spraying with vinegar. Leave for 5 minutes then wash as per usual.
|Great for using in your washing machine|