The Top 10 Household Uses for Vinegar

The Top 10 Household Uses for Vinegar
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The Top 10 Household Uses for Vinegar

Unclogging and Deodorizing Drains

Kitchen or bathroom sink clogged? Vinegar is the perfect natural solution for resolving the issue. Mix 1/2 cup baking soda with 1 cup of vinegar and allow the mix to foam. Allow foam to subside and flush with hot water. A bonus? It also deodorizes.

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Get Rid of Water Rings

Water rings on your furniture? We hate that. For a quick and easy fix, mix equal parts vinegar and olive oil and coat and rub down wooden furniture with a cloth. With a separate cloth, buff to remove and shine your furniture up!

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Keep Your Car Windows Frost-Free

Rub or spray a solution of three parts white vinegar to one part water on your car windows. This could help prevent frost for up to several weeks!

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Clean Your Coffee Maker

This is one of our favorites. Combine two cups vinegar with one cup of water, set a fresh filter inside your machine and run through. Dispose of the vinegar water and filter, and run through water for two more cycles. Voila! Sparkling clean! This will also likely to make your coffee taste a tad stronger.

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Clear the Air

Boil 1/2 cup of white vinegar with one cup of water to remove the smell of last night's dinner! Did you cook fish? No problem, we wouldn't want that smell to linger either. Breathe in deep and easy after your solution boils down and dissipates.

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Catch Pesky Fruit Flies

They drive us all nuts, but we know how to eliminate those pesky fruit flies. Simply lay a bowl out filled with a little apple cider vinegar. The fruit flies will attract to the vinegar and they'll be gone in no time!

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Whiten Grout

Is your bathroom grout between the tiles on the verge of discoloration? Try scrubbing the grout down with white vinegar and watch it magically brighten!

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Soften Up Sheets and Blankets

Add two cups of vinegar to your washer's rinse water to remove detergent residue and make your linens and blankets fluffier and softer than ever.

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Removing Pen Ink

Did your fabulous new blouse just get inked? Don't fret. Dab with white vinegar, then treat it to a paste of white vinegar mixed with cornstarch. Allow the mixture to dry before washing. Presto! All gone.

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Fresh Flowers

Keep those beautiful fresh cut flowers vibrant and fresh longer by adding two tablespoons apple cider vinegar and two tablespoons sugar to your vase water.

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Vinegar is one of those items we can't live without. From apple cider vinegar to rice vinegar, we love them all. However, while we are avid fans of adding this tasty ingredient to many dishes, vinegar is also a household staple for a variety of unusual uses.

Find out how this must-have necessity can be an all-purpose solution by checking out our slideshow above.

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