Vinegar is wonderful!

@saundyl (9690)
Canada
August 2, 2012 1:46pm CST
With having to remove smoke from my house i have found it amazing...vinegar is such a wonderful cleaner and i never knew it before. It deodorizes, it cleans windows, it makes my floors shiny...and best of all the smoke smell is sooooo much more minimal than when i washed the walls with mr clean. Its non toxic so if my pup gets into the mop pail she wont die. Its green. And CHEAP If you mix it with baking soda it cleans even more things. I read somewhere if you freeze it into ice cubes and put it down a garborator it takes away the smells in it. Have you ever used vinegar for cleaning? what do you use it for or how do you use it?
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@williamjisir (22903)
• China
3 Aug 12
I used to use vinegar to remove the stain inside thermos bottle together with smashed egg shells and it does help a lot when you leave it for about twenty-four hours. Also when one happens to have a fish bone stuck in the throat, you may sip some white vinegar to help soften the fish bone stuck in the throat. Thanks for your discussion, saundyl. Take care.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
Why with smashed eggshells?
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@GardenGerty (102585)
• United States
7 Aug 12
I bet the smashed egg shells act as an abrasive and as the vinegar softens them it is kind of like a scouring paste.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
24 Aug 12
Thats neat.might have to try it.
@jontiee (24)
3 Aug 12
I never realized that vinager could be used to clean things. Because i am someone with minor OCD, i sometimes clean pennies if they are really mucky but i never thought of using it for cleaning my house - not that i personally clean my house. I must tell my parents about this to save money because my dad uses up all the mr muscle in a week at most. We could save some money here! Just one thing - doesnt it smell?
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
Mr muscle??? I noticed the smell of vinegar is there for about 5 to 10 minutes after i use it..as soon as it is dry it is gone.
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@GardenGerty (102585)
• United States
7 Aug 12
Mr Clean? He has muscles. I have heard that if you are painting inside you can dissipate the smell with a dish of white vinegar left sitting in the room.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
24 Aug 12
i left dishes of vinegar out for a couple weeks after my fire...and a dish of cofffee grounds.
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
15 Aug 12
I had some vinegar for household cleaning. It does shine countertops. Its a great laundry booster for getting your clothes extra soft. I found a site that has an amazing list of items that can be used by vinegar. Just type in uses for vinegar and look at the 131 uses for it.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
24 Aug 12
hats awesome! i found the site too.
@bm1b4by (82)
11 Aug 12
Yano I never knew any of this about vinegar, this is fabulous! I'm so glad I found this post as this will be my new way to clean since I don't have a lot of money. Thanks!
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
24 Aug 12
Your welcome!
@clocks123 (1228)
• United States
11 Aug 12
i use it in my dishwasher dispenser where the jet dry goes. i use it as a fabric softener for my towels. it gives them back their dry ability. i clean my kitchen table and counters with it. it also removes odors from hands when you peal onions or garlic. it is great after i shampoo my hair it makes it shinier with cool water. it is great. i love this cheap, safe, alternative, too
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
24 Aug 12
I am so ngoing to have to try it with the towels as a fabric softener.
@GardenGerty (102585)
• United States
3 Aug 12
I buy vinegar at Sam's Club, four gallons at a time. We use it monthly in the coffee maker, then put baking soda down the drains and pour the vinegar from the coffee maker down the drain and it keeps them clean and free flowing. I put a splash in my dishwasher each time I use it as we have very hard water. I use it in place of fabric softener in my laundry. I have a dispenser and I just use vinegar in it. Using it in the laundry eliminates odors, it washes out all soap residue and it acts like a color safe bleach, keeping colors and whites bright. We put a little in our pet water bowls as it seems to help them not get UTI problems. You are right, it cuts grease and smoke. I buy baking soda in ten pound bags as well. It is non toxic to clean this way and much much cheaper too.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
i would have never thought to use it as a drain cleaner. or fabric softener! I must learn more about the uses of baking soda. i definitly keep it around in my fridge and such for deodorizing
@prashu228 (25504)
• India
3 Aug 12
wonderful discovery, i never know it, i always thought, that vinegar is used only in recipes, to make tasty dishes, but this seems to be so wonderful, instead of buying extra chemicals for cleaning, we can use the natural ones and without any toxins, wow go ahead
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
i love the taste of vinegar.
@caopaopao (12554)
• China
3 Aug 12
I don't know " Vinegar is so wonderful " until I read what you said, it is really helpful. I learnd a lot from you. Thank you. I will have a try in the future.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
LOL Glad i helped. So glad i found out myself actually.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
3 Aug 12
A garborator? I'm not sure of the terminology. I think what you call a garborator I've grown up calling a disposal.. It's the thing in the sink you turn on and it chomps the food down? Well I use vinegar to clean, to get rid of ants, and i've even used apple cider vinegar to help me lose weight. As for stains, vinegar is great. Mixed with baking soda, on the floor it's almost a "no hassle, no scrub" cleaner.. I love it myself.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
I've heard them called a garberator or a garbage disposal...i've personally never had one. Weight loss?
• United States
2 Aug 12
I routinely use white vinegar for a variety of purposes--everything from cleaning the litter box to helping to clear the drains. White vinegar and baking soda are the two items that I never like to be without, because they are such useful and versatile items.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
Thats awesome.
@Shellyann36 (11273)
• United States
2 Aug 12
Yes vinegar is great for cleaning. I also use it in my laundry as a fabric softener. It does not leave the vinegary smell on my clothes.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
Doesnt leave a smell? wonderful! my nephew is allergic to perfumed laundry soaps.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
2 Aug 12
I slice a cucumber up and leave it in vinegar for a while. Tastes delicious! LOL. It also makes for a very effective cleaner. I use it to remove limescale from the shower screen.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
I love cucumbers and vinegar!
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
2 Aug 12
I use vinegar for white clothes, removing stains from white clothes instead of using bleach chemicals. It is fabric friendly and also won't harm our skin unlike with bleaching stuffs that are too strong and causes some skin rash.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
Thats good to know - i wondered if it would discolour clothing.
2 Aug 12
i have used it for years to clean my windows and mirrors. Also the vinegar and bicarb i hear is good for limescale round your taps, paste them both on and leave for an hour then rinse away, meant to leave them shiney
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
What is bicarb?
@natnickeep (2340)
• United States
2 Aug 12
I do I do and it's great. I use it to clean coffee pots and tea jug, things that stain. You can put a little in your laundry to help eliminate odors. I use it and baking soda to clean the tub. It foams, like cleaning products. It's the best for getting the smells out of things. It might smell to begin with but when you wash it away it takes it all with it.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
Does vinegar do any discolouration to clothing?
@subhojit10 (7382)
• India
2 Aug 12
Hey thanks a ton for such an informative post. Even i have heard a lot about vinegar's cleansing action but have never tried it. I have always thought it to be used exclusively while preparing a food item. It is indeed great to hear about this as it would be a cheaper option for cleaning.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
I was thrilled with how much it deodourised everything. I know also that apple cider vinegar can be used with yeast infections.
@riyauro (6428)
• India
2 Aug 12
vinegar is good for cleaning since it is acidic. I have never used vinegar for cleaning. I do use baking soda to clean my teeth lol. to whiten it. I must try cleaning the floors now. thanks for the information. have a wonderful day.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
I tried baking soda once for teeth brushing and was quite shocked at how bad it tasted to me. LOL
2 Aug 12
I personally use vinegar as a preservative and also for fast marination. Yeah its a very good cleanser but the problem is that, if your floor is made of marble or something, well then, there is a possibility of it loosing its natural glow and shiny looking. so be careful using it. The current state of, One of the seven wonders of the world, Taj Mahal is an example of this acid and carbonate's reaction.
@riyauro (6428)
• India
2 Aug 12
you are so true. It is like vinegar eats marble. I have tiles I can use it. Well yes it comes very handy for fast marination. good day
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
I didnt know that it would eat marble like that. Glad mine isnt marble!