Sunday, December 5, 2010


Yes, even people who live in pristine, perfectly clean houses and offices eventually deal with various situations where vinegar could lend it's helping hand. Here are some such times:

Computers, computer keyboards, fax machines, etc. UNPLUG the machine FIRST! Put an equal amount of vinegar and an equal amount or water into a container. Using a clean wash cloth, go to work on the machine. MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS NO DRIPPING WATER. Everything should be rung out well. If you do not do this, your electronic wiring, etc can be totally destroyed. Wipe down the area. Use Q-Tips dipped in vinegar to clean between keyboard keys and in nooks and crannies. Again, use your fingers to squeeze out excessive liquids.

Use vinegar/water mixture to clean up window shades and mini blinds.

Vinegar works great for removing sticky marks left by tape on windows and walls.

Vinegar and baking soda can unclog your sink, bathtub and toilet drains. Situate a funnel so that it is aimed at the drain. Place 1/2 cup baking soda towards the drain. Now, pour the 1 cup of vinegar into the drain area. A foam will be produced while the mixture is working. The fluids will then drain out of the sink, tub or toilet. Once that has happened, flush the container with lots of hot water to rinse away any gunky residue. You'll also be left with a freshly scented drain!

Cigarette odors? Place a bowl of 2 cups of vinegar in the center of the affected room. Leave it there for 24 hours, if necessary. Some rooms will be "cleansed" way before the 24 hours has expired. If someone just dropped by with excess smoke seeping from their clothes or they smoke in your house, take a dry wash cloth and dampen it with pure vinegar. Use your hands to wave it around the room. The smoke odor should be eradicated. Your room will be left smelling fresh!!!

The above technique works wonderfully for ridding your home of burnt food odors.

Use vinegar to shine up silverware, brass and copper. Check with your product's care instructions to see what ratio of vinegar and water is suggested BEFORE you try this!

Have mildew and it's stains? If you are dealing with heavy staining, use full strenth vinegar. If the problem is just a light stain and odor, dilute the vinegar with the same amount of water. Pour it until a spray bottle. Mist the carpet, etc with this mixture.

Wanna freshen and plump up pillows, blankets, etc? Place the item into a clothes dryer. Throw a wash cloth wetted with full strength vinegar with it. Turn on your FLUFF cycle. Walla! Your item will come out nice and fluffy and smelling fresh!!!


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