An everyday household ingredient has some surprising powers. Here are eight new ways to use Vinegar around your house thanks to Real Simple Magazine.
One: Use vinegar as sweater fluffer. Fluff up wool sweaters by adding a few capfuls of vinegar to the rinse cycle.
Two: Vinegar as a garbage disposal deodorizer. Make vinegar ice cubes and feed them down the disposal. After grinding, run cold water through the drain.
Three: Vinegar as a bath booster. Add half a cup of vinegar to the water to soothe dry skin and get a cleaner bath tub. An essential oil can help counteract the smell.
Four -- Vinegar as sticker remover. Dislodge a stubborn price sticker. Paint with several coats of vinegar, let it sit for five minutes, then wipe it away.
Five -- Vinegar as odor remover. After chopping onions, scrub your hands with salt and a splash of vinegar to eliminate the smell.
Six : Vinegar as coffeemaker cleaner. Clean a coffeemaker or a tea kettle by making a pot using a mixture of water and vinegar. Follow with several cycles of water to rinse.
Seven -- Clean salt-stained shoes with white vinegar. This is perfect for suede and leather. Make a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water. Dab it onto a cotton rag -- or a nylon-bristle brush if you're cleaning suede -- and rub gently over the entire shoe, then let it dry. Now you can step through slush without fear of ruining your favorite boots.
Eight: Vinegar as egg stain. To instantly distinguish hard-boiled eggs from the uncooked ones in the carton, add a couple of tablespoons of vinegar to the water when you're boiling them.
You can find more amazing uses for vinegar in this story on RealSimple.com.