5 Vinegar Cleaning Hacks We Bet You Didn’t Know Before!

Last updated on April 16th, 2021

One thing that most kitchens across the globe will have in common is a good old bottle of Vinegar sitting unassumingly at the back of a shelf. But few of us know that other than cooking, Vinegar has plenty of uses around the house!

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Let’s look at a few cleaning hacks that this unsung hero can effortlessly help us with!

1. To Unclog A Drain

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Clogged drain? Steer clear of store-bought drain cleaners which emit toxic fumes even long after they’ve been emptied into the drain. Use this simple recipe. Pour hot water in the sink followed by half a tablespoon of baking soda. Let it sit for some time. Finally pour a solution of vinegar and hot water into the drain and …no more clogged drain!

2. To Remove Carpet Stains

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Spilled some gravy on the carpet? Just bring the white vinegar out. Remove any solid particles from the stained area and use a light-colored towel and soak up any excess fluid. Rub some 100% Vinegar onto the spot. Repeat until the stain becomes invisible and leave it to air-dry.

3.  To Get Sticky Residue Off Clothes

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Price tags and size stickers sometimes leave a sticky residue on clothes that is hard to get rid of. Just apply some heated vinegar onto the area and find it coming out with just some brushing!

4. To DIY A Glass Cleaner At Home

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Why use expensive glass cleaners full of harsh chemicals, when you can brew an eco-friendly one right at home at a fraction of the cost.  Just mix 1/2 a cup of distilled vinegar, 1/2 a cup of water, and a few drops of your favorite essential oil in a spray bottle and Voila! Your glass cleaner is ready for use!

5.  To Remove Stains From Pots

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Pots can get stained over time with constant use. Get rid of all those stains by just boiling some vinegar in the stained pot! How simple is that?