This article will tell you how to fix everyday problems by using vinegar. Some of you might already be using it to carry out certain tasks other than the edible uses of it, for the rest; vinegar has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, which allow for vinegar to be used in a number of other situations. The following 14 uses of vinegar will help you fight everyday problems with ease and comfort.
14. Plumbing Fixtures
The vinegar can be used as an alternative to expensive bathroom cleaners; it is capable of killing mold, mildew and bacteria. Spray it on plumbing fixtures and rinse it off with water to achieve optimum results. For the bowl, let it sit overnight and then wash it. While it will help you remove all the above mentioned items, it will also help clean the air of any odors that might be present in your bathroom.
13. Refrigerator cleaner
Take a gallon of warm water and add two cups of vinegar to it. Use this solution to clean your refrigerator and if there are stains that are really bad; directly apply vinegar to them, let it sit for some time and then scrub it off. The end result is a clean refrigerator without much effort.
12. Kitchen drain odors
Kitchen drains usually have a foul odour. Pour a cup of white vinegar down the drain and then don’t use the drain for an hour or so. Afterwards, pour water to flush the drain and voila! However, if any odour still remains; repeat the process again.
11. Household Odours
You will sometimes find a foul smell at home and employing air freshener does not help at all. The reason being that air freshener tries to cloak the stinky smell with artificial scents. However, use vinegar instead and owing to the acetic acid in vinegar (this acid absorbs odours), you will find that the stench is gone completely. You can either spray vinegar or let it sit in a bowl in the room to get rid of the smell.
10. Rusty tools
Any rusty thing needs to stay in vinegar overnight and then brushed thoroughly the day after to restore the shine and get rid of the rust.
9. Microwave cleaning
Place a cup of vinegar in your microwave and let it heat for 3 full minutes. Afterwards; give it half an hour to sit in the microwave; remove the cup and clean the gunk in your microwave with ease now.
8. Grill Grates
Spray vinegar onto the grill and then scrub it with a wire or grill brush until it’s clean. The upside; you can fire up the grill right away!
7. Price Tag Residue
The fix works for price tags, bumper stickers on vehicles and even for decals on windows. Spray some vinegar onto the item that needs to be removed and give it a few minutes before scrubbing it off with a paper towel.
6. Dull Silver
You will need a mixture of vinegar and baking soda; a cup of vinegar and two tablespoon of baking soda. Let the silverware remain dipped in the mixture for about 15 minutes or you can rub the solution onto the silverware and leave it be for 15 minutes followed by rinsing it with warm water and polishing it dry with a soft cloth.
5. Mystery Smells in the Car
Cars usually have mystery smells which can be traced back to a number of sources. The solution is to place a bowl of vinegar in the car and letting it stay there overnight. Next day you will find an odourless car.
4. Whitening clothes
Add a cup of white vinegar along with a quarter cup of baking soda when you are washing the whites to whiten the clothes effectively.
Ants pick up the scents left by other ants and this means that one ant leads other ants and so on. Make use of vinegar to get rid of the scent and to keep the ants away. Spray vinegar around doors, windows and any place that you find ants at. This will solve your ants’ problem.
2. Water Rings on Wood
Add equal parts of vinegar and vegetable oil and use this mixture to clean any marks that have been left on the wooden table. This can also be used for leather furniture.
1. Clogged Showerhead
Fill a bag with vinegar and wrap it around the shower head. Let it remain like this overnight and clean it with water the next day and your shower is back to full power just like the day it worked when you bought it.