27 Money-Saving Ways to Use Vinegar in Every Room of Your Home

Most any room of the house

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We weren’t kidding when we said vinegar can save you money in every room of your home. Take these eight applications for example:

  1. Mop floors: Use a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water. The vinegar smell will dissipate, but you also can add a drop or two of essential oil to the water.
  2. Make your own all-purpose cleaner: That 50/50 mix of vinegar and water also works on counters, stovetops and the range hood, as well as bathroom fixtures and tile.
  3. Clear drains: Tap half a cup of baking soda down the drain, then pour in half a cup of vinegar. Enjoy the fizzing and bubbling for a few minutes. Follow with a teakettle’s worth of boiling water, then let hot water from the tap run down the drain for a while.
  4. Clean mirrors and windows: Mix vinegar and water in a spray bottle to clean mirrors and windows.
  5. Clean filters: Soak humidifier or air conditioner filters in a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water. Then, rinse and dry well.
  6. De-gum scissors: Wipe gummy blades with undiluted vinegar.
  7. Remove adhesive: Remove stickers and their residue by wiping with vinegar.
  8. Kill ants: That vinegar-and-Dawn-dish-soap cleaner you use on bathroom soap scum also vanquishes uninvited guests that march into your home. This mixture is a lot less worrisome than spraying a pesticide ant killer around the area where your kids and pets play, and around the areas where you prepare food.
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