Tuesday, August 18

How I use vinegar

  • As a weed killer: I pour or spray it, undiluted, onto the weeds and grass that we don’t want around and which “picking” only postpones their appearance.
  • In the rinse aide compartment of my dishwasher: Sorry Jet Dry. This long time customer is no longer a customer.
  • In the fabric softener compartment of my washing machine: No more downy, bleach, or dryer sheets. My small amount of straight vinegar does it all.
  • On my shower floor: I pour some on a brush and use it to scrub the baking soda and mildew away.
  • Down the drain: So long Drano

How my grandmother used vinegar:

  • Added a small amount to a tub full of warm water and soaked her curtains in the mixture to removed orders
  • Added a small amount to a pot full of water to clean out her coffee pot
  • Set caps full around the house to absorb odors

How I have heard others use vinegar

  • As an ant killer
  • Diluted in water to clean floors

How do you use vinegar?


minishoes1 said...

Thanks for the information! I am going to try the coffee pot one and the curtain one.

Over Coffee - the green edition said...

You’re welcome Minishoes. Let me know how cleaning your coffee pot with vinegar works for you ;-)

Daisy said...

Chalkboards! Our school cleaning staff uses a vinegar solution to clean the chalkboards. I associate the smell with clean.

Eco Yogini said...

we use vinegar with some honey with a drop of dish soap(natural) in a cup as a fruit fly trap! Although they do prefer red wine... lol. The vinegar mimics a decaying smell that attracts the flies.

Over Coffee - the green edition said...

Great tips! Chalboards and fly traps. Who knew vinegar was so diverse ;-)