Seven Surprising Uses of White Vinegar!

White vinegar... what CAN'T it do? While that may be another blog post for another day, what we're here to discuss right now is the wonderful things white vinegar CAN do!

  1. Deodorize your carpet!

    From eandbcarpetcleaning.com: To deodorize a carpet pour 1 tablespoon of vinegar, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 2 cups of warm water into a spray bottle. Shake well. When the mixture stops bubbling, lightly spray onto the carpet. It will smell strongly of vinegar at first. Allow it to dry completely. When it dries the bad odors should be gone.
  2. Get your taps and shower heads GLEAMING

    White vinegar, wow! All you need for this one is to mix equal parts warm water with vinegar into a plastic bag and fasten that bag around your tap or shower head. Let it sit for at least an hour! Afterward, give it a bit of a buff and watch that bad boy SHINE!
  3. Use as a "rinse-aid"

    Simply pour some white vinegar into the "rinse-aid" receptacle of your dishwasher and be amazed when those dishes come out shining and streak-free!
  4. Hide some of the scratches on furniture!

    Simply mix equal parts iodine with white vinegar and apply it to the scratches to help conceal them. If the scratch is especially deep or dark, try using more iodine than vinegar in your solution.
  5. Quickly clean your microwave!

    Part of the problem of trying to clean the microwave is that, as you use the device, the heat tends to bake the stray food into a harder and harder crust until it seems almost impossible to remove. Use this to your advantage -- take a bowl of equal parts water and white vinegar and let it heat up in the microwave for about 3 minutes. This will cause the mixture to steam the inside of your science oven and loosen up all that food crust. Once the steam-clean is all done, dip a towel into that same mixture of vinegar & water and give the inside a good scrub. All done!
  6. Use white vinegar to remove the rust from tools

    Soak the tool(s) in white vinegar for a few hours and then scrub the rust right off!
  7. Loosen and remove old bumper stickers

    People change. Political affiliations change. Musical tastes change. WHATEVER the bumper sticker is that you need to remove from your automotive vehicle, simply give the sticker a spritz of white vinegar and slowly work at removing it. Apply more vinegar as necessary until the job is done!

Well, there you have it! Thanks for joining us and we hope you learned a thing or two!