Smart Uses For Vinegar Outside The Kitchen

They say vinegar is the only food without an expiration date and it is also the oldest known storable food source in the world. But beyond its well-known uses in the kitchen, vinegar can help in so many ways in a kitchen and we will see some of them in the article below. Here are some smart uses for vinegar outside the kitchen.

First of all, use vinegar to remove carpet stains. For light stains, mix two tablespoons of salt with 1/2 cup of vinegar. If the stains are darker, then add to the two ingredients just mentioned two tablespoons of borax. If we are talking about tougher stains, then make a paste of one tablespoon of vinegar and one tablespoon of cornstarch. In any of the three cases, apply the solution to the carpet, let it dry and then vacuum. For the tougher stains, rub the paste into the stain with a dry cloth, let it sit for two days and then vacuum.

If you want to clean the windows, then mix two tablespoons of vinegar with one gallon of water, pour into an empty spray bottle and then spray on windows and wipe with newspaper. To clean window blinds, mix one part vinegar with one part water and clean with a white cloth. You can use a clean white sock placed on hand to wipe the dirt more easily.

We all know limescale build-up can seriously damage a washing machine. If you want to save some money by not turning to decalcification products, then pour two cups of vinegar into the washing machine and run a washing cycle without any clothes or detergent. And since we mentioned washing clothes, fill a laundry cap with undiluted vinegar and pour into the washing machine along the detergent – the vinegar will make colors bolder.

We hate to deal with clogged pipes and again we turn to solutions we buy from shops without knowing help is just around us. Using a funnel, pour half a cup of baking soda and then one cup of vinegar into the drain. After the chemical reaction ends and the foam stops, flush with hot tap water and five minutes later flush again with cold water this time.

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