Vinegar is really a great tool to have around your home. Not only is it great for cooking but it’s also a natural disinfectant so it comes in handy for all your cleaning needs!
I use white vinegar in many ways in our home. Here are some of the ways I use it:
  • In our dishwasher – instead of expensive Jet Dry
  • All-purpose cleaner – one part water, one part vinegar and some essential oils
  • Unclog the drains – sprinkle your drains with baking soda, then pour vinegar over top. When the concoction settles down, pour a kettle full of boiling water down.
  • Floor cleaner – water, vinegar and some essential oils (tea tree oil is also a disinfectant)
  • Laundry softener – in place of commercial liquid fabric softener

I’ve also just learned that vinegar is a great and inexpensive at-home pedicure ingredient! I tried it out last week since I have to bare my toes while we’re here in Mexico! You know what? It worked great! My feet are so soft! I simply mixed 6 cups of warm water with 1/2 cup white vinegar.

Do you want to know why I love vinegar so much? It’s so inexpensive! For only a couple of dollars I can get a giant jug that will last me quite a while! I also like it because it’s a frugal way to green up my home.

Here are some great articles on green living, specifically natural cleaning in your home:

Keeper of the Home – natural household cleaners
Passionate Homemaking – Natural housecleaning carnival

So tell me, do you use vinegar for things other than cooking? Are you trying to go Greener in your home?