15 household vinegar hacks

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15 household vinegar hacks
15 household vinegar hacks

What can be done with table vinegar? We offer 15 useful ideas

Unusual ways to use table vinegar
Unusual ways to use table vinegar

Keep the color of clothes

If you're worried about shedding in the wash, try the old tried and true method. Soak them for 15 minutes by adding half a glass of vinegar to a bowl of cold water, then wash as usual.


Add it while rinsing clothes, then rinse again to remove the smell (vinegar can be added to the washing machine using the Extra Rinse program).

Clean the faucet

Wet a paper towel with undiluted vinegar, then wrap around limescale areas. Leave on for approximately one hour, then scrub off with a sponge.

Wash glass and mirrors

Vinegar is one of the best products for such surfaces, because it does not leave streaks. You can make your own glass cleaner by mixing equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle.

Clean blades

To clean knives, sharp scissors or garden pruners, just pour vinegar on the blades, sprinkle a little s alt on top and rub the surface with a wine cork. After this simple procedure, rinse the blades in cool water and wipe dry to prevent rust.

Remove odor

To remove an unpleasant smell of dampness or tobacco soaked into upholstery, curtains or carpets, fill a wide dish with vinegar about an inch and leave it in the room overnight.

Empty trash can

To get rid of a terrible smell, sometimes it is not enough just to rinse the trash can. In this case, after rinsing with water, take a long-handled brush, soak it in a solution of vinegar and warm water, and scrub the sides of the container. Then rinse it with water again.

Scare away ants

To stop these insects from making paths to your home, dilute vinegar with water in a ratio of 1: 1, pour the solution into a spray bottle, and then spray it on places where you often see ants. You can also treat garden furniture and patios if they bother you there too.

Clean the shower head

To clean the holes in your shower head from limescale, fill a bag with undiluted vinegar, place the bag over your shower head and secure with a rubber band. Leave it overnight and then brush with an old toothbrush.

"Weed" the weeds

Replace herbicides with a natural remedy! Spray the weeds with vinegar, and in a day or two the bulk will die, and the rest is unlikely to survive repeated treatment with vinegar. It is especially convenient to use a similar method in the seams of garden paths.

Remove stains from carpet

Mix equal proportions of water and vinegar, pour the mixture over the stain, wait 5 minutes, and then wipe with a clean cloth. The rug will look like new!

Clean the toilet

To remove rust and plaque from the walls of the toilet, pour a little vinegar and leave it for about an hour.

Wash rubber toys

Give kids toys their own bath! Place them in a bowl of warm water with half a glass of vinegar added. Soak the toys for 10 minutes and then gently scrub them with a sponge. Vinegar is also an excellent disinfectant.

Save shoes

Often leather and suede shoes deteriorate from rain or s alt. Wipe it with a paper towel soaked in table vinegar, it will dissolve the s alt.

Care for furniture

To keep an old cupboard, cupboard or chest of drawers from smelling damp, try filling plastic containers with vinegar, then cover them with lids or cling film, poke a few holes in it. Arrange the containers on shelves or in drawers overnight, then wipe down the insides with a cloth soaked in vinegar.

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