The Best Vinegar Cleaning Hacks

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Most households have transitioned to more natural cleaners due to the harsh chemicals found in some cleaners. In that, vinegar has become a staple cleaner in most homes! Below is a list of the best vinegar cleaning hacks for you to try out! You might be shocked to find that vinegar can be used in so many different ways in your home! One thing I love about vinegar is that it is very affordable! It makes using it for your everyday cleaning perfect!

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The Best Vinegar Cleaning Hacks

Genius Ways to Use Vinegar

Removes Pen Marks

 If you find pen marks on a wall or table, take some vinegar and add some to a cloth, and dab away until the pen mark is gone.

Clean Scissors

 When your scissors get sticky, don’t wash them or they can rust. Simply wipe the blades with vinegar with a cloth. It will remove any sticky residue.

Microwave Cleaner

 Mix 1/4 cup vinegar and 1 cup of water in a microwave-safe bowl. Let it run for 5 minutes and then stand until it is cool. Then remove the bowl and wipe down your inside of the microwave. Works great for loosening things up and freshening. 

Clean Fish Bowls

 If you have fish and are cleaning their bowl. Mix 1 cup in and fill the fish bowl with water and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then wash away any scale buildup, and rinse well and replace fish in the bowl. 

Clean Keyboard Keys

 Mix 2 cups water and ½ cup vinegar. Then with a soft cloth wipe down keys. Leave them uncovered for 24 hours. This will remove fingerprints and more.

Revive Rugs And Carpet

 I recommend doing a test spot on carpet or rugs. But if your rugs or carpet are looking worn, revive them. Mix 1 cup vinegar to 1 gallon of water. Then with a clean push broom brush carpet or rugs. Let it air dry and see your carpet looking cleaner. No need to rinse solution.

Pet Urine out of Carpet

Have a pet that had an accident on the carpet, mix equal parts of water and vinegar, and blot the troubled area. This will help remove the urine in the carpet. 

Brighten Brickwork

If you have bricks on flooring or even a fireplace this works great for brightening them up. Now, you can do this on outside of the house but will be time-consuming. Mix 1 cup white vinegar to 1 gallon of water, and wipe down brinks. It will clean and freshen them up.

Revive Leather Furniture

If you have leather furniture that needs to be freshened up, try this. Mix equal parts white vinegar and boiled linseed oil. Pour into spray bottle, spray on furniture and spread evenly on furniture. Let it sit 3 minutes then wipe clean.

Unclog Drains

 Pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain, then follow by 1 cup of vinegar. Let it stand for 15 minutes, and then flush with hot water. This will help unclog and clean the drain. 

Freshen Room

If you have a funk to a room that you want to freshen up, take a bowl and pour straight vinegar and set it out overnight. It will help draw out any odors that are lingering in the air. If it is a good size room do multiple bowls. 

Mildew Smell on Clothes

Freshen up clothes that have a mildew smell. Toss in 1/2 cup of white vinegar in your laundry to remove odor and freshen clothes. 

Clean Windows

 Mix equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle and use to clean windows, in replace of a window cleaner. You can use paper towels or crumbled up newspaper to wipe the windows clean. 

Mold Killer

 Spray full strength vinegar on areas where there is mold to help kill it. Then wipe it away, and wash. Make sure to wear a mask. 

Coffee Pot Cleaner

 If you have a coffee pot, add in 1/3 of cup vinegar and fill the rest with water. Run the cycle like you normally would and it will remove scale and buildup. Then run straight water two times after to remove any leftover vinegar. 

Bathroom Fixtures

 If your bathroom sink handles and other items have some scale buildup, wrap a rag around the area, and pour some vinegar and let them soak. This will help break up the scale and scum and make it easier to wipe away. 

Clean Baby Toys

 Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to 1 cup of water. Then place your child’s toys in the sink and let soak for 30 minutes, and then rinse and let dry. 

Remove Old Wallpaper

 Mix 50/50 of vinegar and water, and pour into a spray bottle. Soak the old wallpaper, and let sit for 5-10 minutes, and then it should peel off easier. 

Bee Sting

If you get stung by a bee, pour straight vinegar over the sting spot to help relieve the pain. Make sure to remove stinger first. 

Clean Fridge

 Equal parts water and vinegar to wipe down the inside of your fridge. It will help freshen up your fridge and clean at the same time. 


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