Every single house will have vinegar in it. So it just makes more sense to use it for more than just cooking. In this article, i will share with you some of the best ways you can use vinegar other than cooking in your home.
You will be so surprised by the things you can use vinegar to do, even if you have to add something else to it. What you will add to it is some baking soda, which will help to boost the cleaning effects of the vinegar.
You can add vinegar to a spray bottle and spray it anywhere you see you have insects. If you hate using those toxic sprays, which is so unhealthy for you, then you definitely need to use this. If you see a spider, you can spray it, and you will be good.
If you don’t have a glass cleaner at home, then you don’t have to worry. Vinegar can clean your mirrors spotless. All you need to do is add some vinegar to a spray bottle with a microfiber cloth and spray the window then clean it.
Soften Chicken When Cooking
This trick is a cooking hack I learned from my grandmother and my mother. Whenever I see them cooking chicken, and they want the chicken to be softer, they just add two tablespoons vinegar to some water and place the chicken in the water and leave it for a few minutes.
You will see some lines forming on the chicken like its breaking down, you can now wash the chicken again and season it, then cook it the way you want. The chicken will be so much softer.
Wash Vegetables With Vinegar And Baking Soda
Before you eat vegetables and fruits from the supermarket you need to wash and clean them to kill any bacteria that’s on them, the next thing is, there is a lot of chemicals on the fruits and vegetables to preserve them so you will need to wash them properly.
Add two tablespoon baking so to a bowl and then add two cups vinegar. Now you can add some warm water to the bowl slowly while you wash the vegetables and fruits off.
You can let them sit for five minutes in the water then give them a regular wash after you have done that and there ready to be eaten.
Cleaning Silverware With Vinegar
If you have food marks and other things on your silverware, do not throw them away, you can clean them without doing too much work.
Get a container from your kitchen that’s large enough so that the silverware can be totally submerged in the water.
Add two cups vinegar to the bowl with hot water, so the silverwares are totally covered and leave them for an hour.
All you need to do now is take them out and use a microfiber cloth and wipe them off, and they will look good as new again.
Remove Odor From Garbage Bin Using Bread
Your garbage bin will definitely have an odor if you use it. You might take out the garbage and wash the bin, and you will still smell something coming from it.
This trick I use looks wired, but it works, all I did was get a slice of bread and soak 80% of it in vinegar and place it in the bottom of the bin.
I place the bread on something so it won’t mess up the bottom of the garbage bin if your going to continue to use it the same day.
Vinegar On Your Furniture
If you have a cat and he is ruining some of your furniture, all you need to do is spray a small amount of vinegar on the furniture and the cat won’t try to scratch it or go on it. For some reason, cats hate the smell of vinegar and will stay away from it.
Making Your Own Non-Toxic Weed Killer
I was sitting in the kitchen one day looking at some weed and grass that I didn’t like. I always hated using weed killers because they are so toxic and if you have pets and kids you have to be really careful when you use it.
One product that I love to use and clean with is vinegar. So I figure if it can kill bacteria maybe it can kill grass and weeds as well. So I did the experiment and it works, in a few hours, the grass and weeds leaves were starting to burn off.
The vinegar has a strong odor though, so I add two tablespoons of dawn dish soap to a 16/ oz spray bottle with a half cup of water.
To my surprise, the leaves on the weed were burning off even faster when I tried the new mixture on a different set.
10 Hours Later And That’s What It Does
So you can use this method to kill weed or grass if you don’t want to use toxic chemicals. If you still smell vinegar when you spray them, just leave it, the sun will kill the odor of the vinegar. Be careful not to make it touch your flowers it will burn it and kill it. For me, it killed 90% of the weed and left some that looked like lawn grass which I think it is.
10 Hours Later And That’s What It Does
After you have finished cleaning your shower and everything in your bathroom, if an odor is coming from your shower drain, you can add some vinegar to the drain and let it sit there for an hour before anyone can use the shower.
This method will deodorize the drain, and if you want to clean it, even more, you can add quarter cup baking soda. Add the quarter cup baking soda to a large container you have then add two cups vinegar and mix it and pour it in the drain.