For whatever reason, I once bought a BIG bottle of Vinegar (Knowing me it was probably on sale). While it may have been purchased at a good price, it ended up just sitting in my cabinet because apparently I don’t use vinegar enough. I am not a fan of letting things go to waste so I decided to check into what else we could use Vinegar on around the home and I came up with 12 ways to use vinegar in your home.

12 Ways To Use Vinegar In Your Home

  • Clean your microwave by placing a glass bowl filled with a solution of 1/4 cup vinegar and 1 cup water inside and microwaving it for five minutes. Once the bowl cools off, dip a cloth or sponge in the liquid to wipe away stains and splatters on the inside of the microwave.
  • Deodorize your garbage disposal by mixing equal parts water and vinegar in a bowl and pouring it into an ice cube tray and letting it freeze. Once frozen, put the vinegar solution ice cubes down your disposal every week, followed by a cold-water rinse.
  • Remove mildew stains from clothing, furniture, bathroom fixtures, tile and shower curtains by using a half vinegar, half water mixture. **If there is a lot of mildew, you should use more vinegar than water in the mixture
  • Let yellow stained clothing soak overnight in a solution of 12 parts warm water to 1 part vinegar. Then, wash them the next morning.
  • Lightly spraying the backs of rugs with full-strength white vinegar to prevent mildew from forming on the bottom.
  • Disinfect and clean your wood cutting boards or butcher block counter tops by wiping them down with full-strength white vinegar after each use.
  • Clean stainless steel fixtures by applying a light spray of undiluted white vinegar and then use a soft cloth to bring out the brightness.
  • Dampen your nails with some vinegar on a cotton ball before applying your nail polish so that it helps your nail polish last longer.  **Be sure to let it dry before applying your nail polish.
  • Get rid of musty smells in your trunk or a lunch box by soaking a slice of white bread in white vinegar and leaving it in the musty space overnight.
  • Remove smoky odors by filling and placing a shallow bowl with about three-quarters of white or cider vinegar in the room.
  • Keep cut flowers fresh longer by mixing 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons sugar inside the vase water before adding the flowers. Repeat every few days.  **Click on the link for more tips on helping your flowers last longer
  • Remove a sticker or decal by applying white vinegar to the corners and sides of the sticker and letting it sit for a minute or two.  Once it has soaked some, carefully scrape it off with a plastic credit card & wipe with a clean cloth.   If you are using it on bumper stickers and decals, let it soak for 10-15 minutes before scraping.

I hope you find these 12 Ways To Use Vinegar In Your Home helpful!!!

Have any other way you use vinegar in your home?