Vinegar has been a household name as far back as I can remember. My mom always had vinegar in the house for those occasions when we had Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans (it’s a northern thing) and cabbage which we only had with a boiled dinner. It was always the Apple Cider Vinegar. Now that I am grown and have a home of my own I find that vinegar is also a household necessity, but for different reasons. Don’t get me wrong we still have the occasional Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans and cabbage for dinner also…not together of course. We use vinegar almost daily in our household and I am amazed at all the uses there are for such a simple product. I am constantly discovering new things that it can be used for. I think vinegar can fix just about anything!
I decided to populate a list of things that I know vinegar can be used for, whether I have seen someone use it, I’ve used it, or I’ve heard someone say t can be used for. I mainly use or have used vinegar for the following:
- coloring eggs
- getting nasty odors out of clothing or rugs
- pet odor remover
- combined with baking soda it can be a compress for bee stings
- keeps cats from scratching
Now I am sure I am leaving something out, but that is what I can think of off the top of my head…there are so many other ways you can use vinegar that I have recently discovered. Don’t pick on me because I am slow…LOL
Did you know you could use vinegar for:
- cleaning your bathroom of soap scum
- cleaning your toilet
- cleaning your cutting boards (even wood)
- getting rid of fruit fly’s
- sprinkling in your flower beds to keep animals out and to enhance your soil
- washing dishes
I am sure there are many more things it can be used for, but what I have discovered is that it is a natural all around disinfectant. It brings things back to life. I know some people add orange peels or scents to make it smell nicer, but after a few minutes the vinegar smell goes away. I think it’s amazing that this simple ingredient that most households have can do the job of several expensive and toxic items that are in your home. Who needs $6 toilet bowl cleaner when you have $3 vinegar?