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Clever ways vinegar can work magic in your house

Vinegar has many practical household applications for cleaning, deodorizing and more.

While most involve traditional white vinegar, others specify apple cider vinegar.

Here are amazing uses for vinegar around the house.

Softening Clothes

Ordinary vinegar can work miracles when it comes to doing your laundry. You can use it as an alternative fabric softener if you’re running low on options. 

Cleaning Coffee Makers

One way to give a coffee maker a good cleaning is to make a cleaning solution with equal parts of water and white vinegar. The mixture can decalcify the machine, which is susceptible to hard water mineral buildup.

Caffeine lovers can also use vinegar and water to clean their Keurig coffee makers or espresso machines.

Cleaning Carpets

If you have a stain on your carpet, you can also pour a little vinegar and sprinkle baking soda on top to create a reaction that can help extract the strain.

Catching Fruit Flies

They say “you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar,” but that doesn’t seem to be the case with fruit flies.

Many natural fruit fly traps use apple cider vinegar, either with a bowl of vinegar covered with perforated plastic wrap or a dish of vinegar with a few drops of dish soap.

Wiping Appliances

An article from Huffington post says that vinegar can be used to wide dust and dirt from appliances especially those with stainless steel exteriors.

Wipe dirt and dust using a microfiber cloth with vinegar.

Removing Stickers

Vinegar is a great tool for removing stubborn stickers, from price stickers to laptop decorations.

The key is to lightly paint the surface with white vinegar, let it sit for five minutes, wipe the excess and then try to scrape the sticker away.

Killing Weeds

Indeed, some people like to combine vinegar with dish soap or salt, pour the mixture into a spray bottle and attack the weeds in their garden as a natural herbicide.

Toning Your Face

There are many DIY facial toner recipes made with apple cider vinegar ― along with many positive testimonials ― available online.

Of course, everyone’s skin is different, so you’ll have to test it to see if it works for you.

Removing Candle Wax

An easy way to remove stubborn candle wax is to heat and soften the wax with a hairdryer and wipe it away.

But if that doesn’t work, mix vinegar and water, dip a paper towel in the solution and try wiping again.

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