Vinegar and How I Use It

Vinegar is a great all natural cleaner, mild disinfectant and deodorizer that is not harsh or abrasive and can be pretty much used on anything anywhere.
Here are the main places I use Vinegar in my home on a regular basis for the purpose of Cleaning.

1)  Toilet Bowls - I add about 1 cup of vinegar to my toilets and allow it to sit while I clean the rest of the bathroom then scrub your toilet just like you would using any other cleaner and flush.

2)  Fabric Softener - I add between 1/3 - 1/2 cup vinegar as my liquid fabric softener and it works great.  No, your clothes do not smell like vinegar when they come out of the wash - they just smell fresh.

3)  Dishwasher -  I used to use 1 cup of vinegar about once a month as cleaner but now I use it instead of Jet-Dry or other "spot removers".  Works great, super cheap and your dishwasher is getting cleaned in the process.

4)  Floors - 1 cup of white vinegar to 1 gallon of water.

5)  All Purpose Cleaner - Vinegar diluted with water (equal parts) and put in a spray bottle works great as an all purpose kitchen or bathroom cleaner.

You can google "Uses for Vinegar" and honestly there are so many they are countless.  Here is a link to a great website that lists many of its uses from cleaning and laundry to health and cooking and gardening.
Do you use Vinegar to Clean with??

 Proverbs 31:17 (Good News Translation) 
She is a hard worker, strong and industrious.


  1. I just started using vinegar for my cleaning needs a few months ago. Economical and works just as well as the pricier stuff. Great post.

  2. Thanks for the tips! I just bought a big ol Costco size jug of vinegar to use around the house. It's fantastic!

  3. Great suggestions! Never thought of using it as fabric softener. I use white vinegar and apple cider vinegar to clean my bathtub and shower, stovetops, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge, and even to help get rid of acne. It works wonders, and it's so much cheaper than buying fancy chemical cleaners.

  4. Not as much as you! I use it in my washing machine and have used it to clean my floors, but have never used it on or IN the toilet. Clever! Thanks for the tip!

    Also, "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party is live and waiting for your posts! :)

  5. I've used vinegar for a few of these things and it's always nice to have something natural, but never knew about fabric softener or dishwasher use. Thanks for these tips. Bless you, Gail

  6. Yes, we are vinegar lovers here too! What savings to clean with this household staple!!! Great to clean out the coffee pot with and the inside of your tea kettle from all the calcium build up too. Have a wonderful week ~ JES :)


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