Why White Vinegar Is Your Home’s Best Friend

Why White Vinegar Is Your Home’s Best Friend

Got white vinegar in a storage cabinet?  You may want to dust it off and move it to the front.  White vinegar has a variety of uses and is also economical and environmentally friendly (think green cleaning).  For instance:

Forgot to use a coaster?  

Who left a glass on the wood table that now has a discolored ring to mark the spot?  The fix:  Mix equal amounts of white vinegar and olive oil.   Wipe the wood surface, following the grain, with a soft damp cloth.

Love mini-blinds; hate the dust?

Mini-blinds best features are keeping the heat out or cool in, depending on the season.  At the same time, they accumulate layers of dust.  Yuck!

The fix:  Mix equal parts of vinegar and hot water.  Wearing a pair of white cotton gloves, dip into the solution.  Run each slate between your fingers to get that ‘white-glove’ cleaning.  

Have you noticed how dull the brick is on the hearth? 

The brick hearth, the focal point for holiday decorating, might look dull and dusty.  The fix:  Add one cup of white vinegar to a gallon of warm water and wipe down the bricks with a damp cloth.  This mixture also works to clean brick flooring.

Removing Candle Wax

Candles add warmth and coziness to a room . . .. until the wax melts and sticks to wood surfaces.  

The fix:  Using a blow dryer on the hottest setting, soften the wax, removing as much as you can.  For the residue, rub with a cloth soaked in equal parts of white vinegar and water, then wipe dry with a soft cloth.

My goodness, what’s been cooking?

Some foods like to linger in the air — cabbage, greens, even bacon.

The fix:  Mix ½ cup of white vinegar and 1 cup of water; bring to boil until almost all the liquid is boiled out, which should eliminate the odor.

Invest in white vinegar for cleaning projects all around the home.  These are just a few of its many uses.  

Source:  Reader’s Digest

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