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.
- 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!