Buying in bulk can be very convenient. Indeed, it is a way to save money while always having objects that are essential to our daily lives close by. One of the things you should definitely buy in bulk is vinegar. This product is very useful. You can use it as a cleaner and disinfectant. Here are several clever ways to use vinegar on a daily basis.
1. Remove glue residue
Do you have glue residue on a wall or other surface due to sticky paper? Spray vinegar on the surface, let it work a little and clean with a soft cloth.
2. Make your own all-purpose cleaning product
Do you want to make an all-purpose cleaning product? All you need is a spray bottle that you fill with 1/3 vinegar, water and a few drops of soap, quite simply! You can use it for the kitchen and bathroom. Great, isn’t it?
3. Trapping fruit flies
If you are invaded by fruit flies, know that you can get rid of them without too much difficulty. To do this, pour a little apple cider vinegar into a glass and place a plastic wrap on top. Make a few holes in the plastic wrap to let the fruit flies into the glass. They will not be able to get out of the glass.
4. Prevent pets from damaging your furniture
It is possible to prevent your animals from damaging your furniture by spraying a little vinegar on it. Cats hate the smell of vinegar. So they will stay away.
5. Extend the life of your flowers
To keep your flowers alive longer, pour a little cider apple vinegar into the water in your vase, mix the two liquids together and you’re done!
6. Unclog a drain
It is possible to unclog a drain with vinegar. To do this, take a cup of vinegar and ½ cup of baking soda. Pour everything into the drain. When the mixture stops foaming, clean it with hot water.
7. Banish bruises
Accelerate healing and prevent black and blue spots after a painful fall by soaking a piece of cotton gauze in white cider or apple vinegar and leaving it on the injured area for one hour.
8. Clean your glasses
Are your glasses constantly dirty? Spray a little white vinegar on them and wash them with a soft cloth.
9. Remove dirt from your frying pan
To remove dirt from your frying pan, place it on the stove, pour a cup or two of vinegar and the same amount of vinegar into it. Boil the liquid for 5 minutes. This should remove resistant stains.
10. Get rid of unpleasant odors
Can your garbage smell extremely unpleasant? Take a slice of bread, pour vinegar into it, let the food absorb the liquid and place the slice of bread in the bottom of the bin for the night. The next day, remove the slice of bread. The unpleasant smell should have disappeared!
11. Get rid of the smell of smoke
If you have recently burned a steak, or if a chain-smoking friend or relative has made a surprise visit, eliminate the smell of persistent smoke by placing a shallow bowl three-quarters full of white vinegar or cider in the room where the smell is strongest. Use several bowls if the smell permeates the whole house. The smoked residue should disappear in less than a day. You can also quickly disperse the smell of fresh cigarette smoke inside a room by wetting a cloth with vinegar and shaking it.
12. Disinfect your refrigerator
It is just as important to have an organized refrigerator as it is to have a clean one. Once you have cleaned your refrigerator thoroughly, you can use vinegar to disinfect it. All you have to do is spray a solution containing 2 parts hot water and 1 part vinegar in the refrigerator. Use a soft cloth to rub off dirt or mildew.
13. Get rid of weeds on your lawn
If weeds start to invade your garden, simply pour a little vinegar on them. Let the product work overnight. The next day, the vinegar should have dried up these unwanted plants!
14. Get rid of mold from walls
To get rid of mold on the walls, mix 2 tablespoons of borax, 1/4 cup of vinegar and 2 cups of hot water. Mix all these ingredients well until the borax is dissolved and your natural release agent is ready. Pour into a spray bottle and spray generously on the affected area. Rub carefully and wipe off. Spray again and let stand 10 minutes before wiping.
15. Remove hard water deposits in your dishwasher
To remove hard water deposits in your dishwasher, pour 1 to 2 cups of vinegar into the bottom of your appliances. Run your dishwasher for a full cycle at the hottest temperature without filling it. Stop running it halfway through the cycle and let the vinegar work overnight. The next morning, restart the cycle and wipe the inside of the dishwasher with a cloth. It is important to activate the disposer and run the hot water before running the dishwasher again.
16. Remove wrinkles on your clothes
Are your clothes wrinkled? Take a spray and pour in one part vinegar and three parts water. Spray your clothes with this mixture, hang them on a hanger and let them rest for a few moments.
17. Clean your microwave oven
You can clean your microwave with white vinegar. To do this, simply place a cup of white vinegar in a bowl (add a slice of lemon in it to eliminate unpleasant odors) and put it in the microwave for 4 minutes at maximum power. Wait 10 minutes before opening your microwave, then wipe it with a clean cloth. It will be completely deodorized and disinfected!
18. Wash fruit and vegetables
You can never be too careful when it comes to handling the food you eat. Before cooking and serving fruits and vegetables, a good way to remove hidden dirt, pesticides and even insects is to rinse them in 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar dissolved in 4 litres of cold water.
19. Remove carpet stains
You can remove a range of stains from a carpet with vinegar.
- Rub the light carpet stains with a mixture of 2 tablespoons of salt dissolved in 100 ml of white vinegar. Allow the solution to dry, then vacuum.
- For larger or darker spots, add 2 tablespoons of borax to the mixture and use in the same way.
- For stubborn and ground dirt, make a paste of 1 tablespoon of vinegar with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and rub the stain with a dry cloth. Allow to harden for two days, then vacuum.
- To make spray-on spot and stain remover, fill a spray bottle with 5 parts water and 1 part vinegar. Fill a second spray bottle with 1 part non-foaming ammonia and 5 parts water. Saturate a stain with the vinegar solution. Let stand for a few minutes, then blot thoroughly with a clean, dry cloth. Spray and then mop up with the ammonia solution. Repeat the operation until the stain has disappeared.
20. Remove salt stains from shoes
Ice, slush and snow are hard for shoes and boots, but by far the worst thing is the salt used to melt them. It leaves an unsightly white spot and can cause your shoes to crack and disintegrate if you leave them in place indefinitely. To remove it and prevent long-term damage, wipe off fresh stains with a cloth soaked in undiluted white vinegar.