What Works For Me: Vinegar

Howdy Y’all!

So for today’s WW4M I’m going to tell you a little bit about one of my most favorite things, VINEGAR. Plain ol’ white vinegar. I love it! There is SO much you can do with it. So I’m just going to tell you a few of the ways I use it in my house.wpid-20140515_182952.jpg

1. Disinfectant. I don’t like nastiness on my counters and yet it always seems to be there! I also don’t like nastiness around my kiddos. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant as well as a grease & grime remover. I keep a spray bottle of it under my sink with anywhere from 50-100% vinegar. A quick spray down and a wipe with my reusable “paper” towels and its squeaky clean.

2. Glass Cleaner. Vinegar removes water spots. Give your mirrors or windows a quick spray and wipe dry for a beautiful shine. This also works great on glassware. When I know company is coming or the dishwasher left a few spots on my glasses I give them a little spray, then rinse with water and they will dry crystal clear.

3. Shower Cleaner. Just like with the glasses, at the end of your shower, give the walls a quick spray down. I keep an “ironing” spray bottle in the shower (no metal in the bottle so it won’t rust) for daily use. It help keep soap scum down and your shower clean.

4. Fabric Softener. I add about half to a full cup of vinegar to all my wash loads. It helps keep your clothes soft without build up. And…

5. Smell Remover. I know, it doesn’t seem possible with the way vinegar smells to start. But it will deodorizes as it drys. This works great for towels and clothes in the wash, and on carpets and rugs. Those with pets and small ones at home know there is always a funky smell coming from somewhere in your house….

6. Drain Cleaner. If  your drain is smelling funny or not working as well as it should, pour in some baking soda first, then vinegar. Let it sit for a while, then rinse with hot water. Should clear up your problem beautifully.

7. Deep Grime Remover. Mix up a little water with baking soda to make a paste. Spread it on the grimy area then spray with vinegar. You may need to spray a few times to get all the baking soda to react. Rinse/wipe down well (you’ll have grainy bits of baking soda left over if you don’t). I use this method to clean my stove and around the base of my toilet. Boys to bad things to both!

wpid-20140515_182943.jpgI’ve also read that vinegar can be used as a great cleanser for your hair to remove build up, and that drinking a tablespoon a day is good for you’re health. I haven’t tried either… more research is needed for me, but maybe you’ve tried it!

Do you use vinegar in any other ways?? Let me know!!

Happy Harvesting,

Leah

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