As we all know, white vinegar is a kitchen essential, but did you know it’s also a money-saving must have for your cleaning and laundry? Keep reading to find out how you can get that little bit extra out of your white vinegar and use it to complete day to day jobs. Not only that, but you can also get your white vinegar for a bargain price on Amazon.
Say goodbye to cloudy glassware with this easy hack! This first trick is one of my favourites and I do it all the time to keep my glassware and cutlery sparkling clean! All you need to do is load your dishwasher as normal, but then add some white vinegar into your rinse-aid dispenser and you’ll see instant results. Get yourself some white vinegar and try it yourself, you won’t regret it!
No more dirty glass
Struggling to find the product that will give your mirrors, windows and other glass a shine that’s streak free? I’ll let you in on a little secret…it’s white vinegar! All you need to do is spray the white vinegar onto your surface and wipe with a clean cloth, it’s really that easy and the results will blow you away!
Sick of trying to get limescale from your kettle, coffee machine and iron? Don’t worry, all you need is some white vinegar. Simply spray onto the area you’re having issues with, wait for 10 minutes and then rinse the area until it’s clean. Using hot water is best because it will help to dissolve the limescale.
If you’re looking to clean your iron all you need to do is empty out the water holder and fill it a third full with the white vinegar, switch the iron onto a steam setting and iron over something old until all the vinegar is gone. Then switch the iron off and leave it to cool. Once you’ve done that, repeat the exact same process but put water into the iron instead of vinegar and repeat until all the vinegar has washed through.
A gleaming kitchen
If you didn’t already know, white vinegar is amazing for cleaning your kitchen surfaces like your draining board and so much more. Not only that, but it’s so simple to do, all you need is your white vinegar and a clean cloth and you’re all set to go!
Super soft laundry
Now this is a handy trick if you’ve ever ran out of your usual fabric softener, or if you just want to make your clothes extra soft! Just simply add 40ml of white vinegar to your dispenser and you’ll get some soft laundry and believe it or not, no vinegar smell!
Removing pesky fabric stains
Looking for a handy trick to remove stains from your clothes? White vinegar is the secret! Spray straight onto your colour-safe fabric wipe with a damp cloth and watch the stains vanish.
Perfect for pet smells
Now this little trick is great for anyone who has new pets which aren’t house trained yet. If you spray some white vinegar wherever there’s been a little accident, you’ll clean and deodorise the area, now here’s the really good part! Not only will you clean the area, but your pet will be deterred from that area due to the vinegar scent.
Clean those taps and shower heads
Starting to see pesky limescale around your taps or shower heads? No problem! All you need is some white vinegar and these easy steps! You can either wrap some toilet paper around the area and spray with white vinegar, or you can fill a plastic bag with warm vinegar, submerge the area you want to clean and secure with an elastic band. Come back in an hour, rinse the area and it’ll be as good as new!
Give your towels a refresh
Over time, your towels will gather a build up of softener, conditioner and so much more, giving them a ‘scratchy’ feeling. This is where white vinegar comes in! All you need to do is soak your towels in 500ml of hot water, mixed with 200g of soda crystals, wait and hour, then wash as normal but swap out your usual fabric softener for white vinegar and if possible, tumble dry afterwards. Keep repeating this process and you’ll be left with some lovely soft towels.
Don’t forget, there are some things to avoid with white vinegar!
Even though I’ve given you all of these great tips for getting the most out of our white vinegar, there are still some things you should avoid using white vinegar for with frosted glass being one of them as it will remove the etching. Another thing you don’t want mixing with white vinegar is any limestone, natural stone or marble worktops! You should also avoid using this on any metal plated areas, especially where the plating has started to peel away.