From reviving old paint brushes to removing polish build up and mineral deposits from showerheads, vinegar can multitask in any room of the house. We show you 10 uses! | Photo: Mark Weiss | thisoldhouse.com
Carpet Shampoo Solution: 1 cup oxiclean* 1 cup febreeze* 1 cup distilled white vinegar *The homemade versions work fabulously! Pour contents into shampooer tub and mix with hot water to fill tub completely. This will not only clean your carpets it will also deodorize. It will smell slightly of vinegar until the carpet is dry. Be sure to test spot with the solution just to be safe, however this should be safe for ALL carpets.
All-In-One Magic Bathroom Cleaner: -1 Professional Spray Bottle (it is worth the extra $1, trust me!) -8 oz. Distilled White Vinegar -4 oz. Lemon Juice -2 oz. Liquid Soap (I use Dawn) -2 tsp. Baking Soda -10 oz water
Naturally repair wood with vinegar and oil- Use 3/4 cup of oil, add 1/4 cup vinegar (white or apple cider) mix it in a jar, then rub it into the wood. You don’t need to wipe it off; the wood just soaks it in.
another pinner wrote, "BEST soap scum remover!! This REALLY works well. After trying a few other Pinterest suggestions, I made this. It's odd, but it's GREAT. Make a vinegar "gel" by thickening vinegar with cornstarch. The vinegar CLINGS to what ever you spray it on...gives it more time to work. A little detergent cuts grease. I heated 1 cup of vinegar and 1 T corn starch in the microwave for 2 minutes. Add 2 T dish detergent and put it in a spay bottle. Spray. Wait 1hr. Wipe…
Mop hardwood floors with 1 gal. hot water. 1/2 cup vinegar, 2 Tablespoons baking soda, and a few drops of dish soap. Shiny floors, house smells grand. I also mopped my dingy linoleum tile floors in my kitchen this was better than any floor cleaner I have ever bought off the shelf!
10 Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide For Laundry & Cleaning
You may know that you can use baking soda and vinegar as a household cleaner. But did you know that you can put hydrogen peroxide to work for you as well? Not only is it cheap, its eco-friendly, and can give you some amazing results in both your laundry and everyday cleaning around your home. Want to learn more? Read on as eBay shares ten uses for hydrogen peroxide that might surprise you.
Wash your towels in hot water with a cup of vinegar, then run again in hot water with a half-cup of baking soda. That will strip your towels from all of that residue & mildew smell & will actually leave them feeling fluffy & smelling fresh.
Keep one in the shower filled with a mixture of half vinegar and half Dawn dishsoap. Use it to wipe down the shower while you are in there and your shower will always be clean.....This is THE magic formula!