Apple cider vinegar is more than just a byproduct of a favorite fall fruit. Not only does it provide various health benefits, including weight loss and lowered blood sugar, but it also has a wide variety of uses around the house! From cleaning to disinfecting to removing stains, apple cider vinegar is a jack of all trades.

Here are a few simple apple cider vinegar hacks you can try in your home!

 

  • Cleaning digital devices

Whether it’s your computer, laptop or cell phone, apple cider vinegar is sure to disinfect all your digital appliances. Dip a cloth in the vinegar and wipe your devices to clear off all dirt and dust.

 

  • Removing ink stains:

The good news is your kids are showing artistic promise. The bad news is they’re using the wall as their canvas. Don’t worry though – you can use undiluted vinegar to wipe and clean ink stains.

 

  • Unclogging drains:

Mix baking soda and vinegar and pour it down the drain.  This will create a foaming effect that will clear the blockage in the drain. Wait about 30 minutes before letting the water run.

 

  • Tackling shower curtain mildew:

Place the shower curtain in your washing machine and add apple cider vinegar, then add baking soda in the detergent compartment. Throw a few old towels in with the curtain to rub away the mildew. (The same method can be used to clean your washing machine as well.)

 

  • Getting rid of stains in the sink:

To remove water stains in your sink, fill the sink with water and a cup of vinegar. Then let the mixture sit for about 20 minutes.  Lastly, drain the sink and scrub it clean.

 

  • Wiping the kitchen countertop:

Is your kitchen countertop covered with grease and dirt? Mix an equal quantity of water and vinegar together and use it to scrub and clean the countertop.

 

  • Deodorizing the carpet:

Spray vinegar onto your carpet and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Then vacuum thoroughly after a few hours. This will remove all the bad odors from the carpet.

 

  • Polishing utensils:

To polish and clean your silver utensils, make a mixture of vinegar and baking soda and soak the utensils in it. Rinse and clean them after a few hours. For brass and copper utensils, make a mixture of vinegar and salt to scrub and clean them. This method can also be used to remove coffee stains from cups.

 

Want more hacks? Here are some inexpensive ways to keep your home smelling fresh!

 

  • Neutralizing paint odor:

If the scent of a new paint job is giving you a headache, leave a bowl of vinegar at various places inside your house. The vinegar will absorb the smell of the paint and neutralize the odor. Alternatively, vinegar can also be simmered in a saucepan to lessen strong odors like smoke.

 

  • Cleaning the fridge: To deodorize and remove mildew from your fridge, wipe the fridge with undiluted vinegar.

 

It’s wise to have a stash of apple cider vinegar on hand. Whether for health or home cleaning, it should always be kept handy because of its versatility. It’s a much cheaper, safer, and more effective alternative to conventional cleaners as well!