Although the smell can be rather pungent, distilled white vinegar is an important necessity to have both in the pantry and under the kitchen sink. The list of uses for vinegar is a lengthy one, and today I’m going to share with you a few “who knew” uses.
Enter today’s Quick Tip Friday.
Certainly adding a tablespoon of vinegar to boiling water will help an egg coagulate, and spraying it on a window makes it sparkling clean, but there are many other ways vinegar earns a top spot on the shelf. Here are a few of my favorites:
* Use vinegar to relieve sunburns. Yes, this is true. Soak a cotton ball with vinegar and gently rub on the sunburn. The vinegar helps relieve the sting of the burn. And while I’m on the topic of stings…
* Use vinegar to relieve bites, stings and itchy skin. Make a paste of vinegar and baking soda and rub on affected areas. Looks a little frightening, but man, it works!
* Use vinegar to remove mold from tiles. Spray straight vinegar on mold and scrub with a small brush. Rinse. Bye bye mold.
* Use vinegar as a natural fabric softener. Add a 1/2 cup to the final rinse cycle. This reduces static and mildew. And while I’m on the topic of adding vinegar to your rinse cycle…
* Use vinegar to get rid of heavy sweat odor from clothing. Sometimes those gym clothes and smelly socks lose the ability to smell April fresh. Add vinegar to the rinse cycle and that yucky sweaty smell will be overruled to a nice, clean smell.
* Use vinegar to remove chewing gum from fabrics. Soak chewing gum to gently dislodge from clothes, carpets and upholstery.
And one more for the road…
* Use vinegar to remove water marks / rings on wooden furniture. Mix equal parts vinegar and vegetable oil, and rub over water marks with the grain. Wipe off with soft cloth.
These are just a few of my favorite uses for vinegar. Who knew a bottle of vinegar could be so valuable around the house?
Enjoy today’s Quick Tip Friday!