Monday, March 11, 2013

Saving Money With Vinegar


While disgusting all by itself, vinegar can be a very useful tool.  On an April Fools when I was about 8, my best friend offered me a glass of water because we had been playing very hard in the front law.  I took a huge gulp and promptly was thoroughly disgusted and spit it out.  She gave me a cup of vinegar.  YUCK!!

Now, years and years later, I use vinegar almost daily.  It is an ingredient everyone should buy in bulk and keep in their kitchen.  Apart of baking & pickling uses, there are other great uses of vinegar.

Everyday I use vinegar as a cleaning solution.  We have our standard cleaning supplies (Simple Green, Comet etc.) but for an everyday cleaner we use diluted vinegar.  Utilize an old cleaning bottle so you don’t have to purchase a new one of those & mix in distilled white vinegar on a 1:1 ratio.  This is a terrific everyday cleaner.  Works great, inexpensive, and non-toxic.

Additionally vinegar can be used as a fabric softener.  It doesn’t work quite at the same level as your standard fabric softener, but it is significantly less expensive and better for sensitive skin.  Just use the same volume of vinegar as you would have used fabric softener and away you go!  Just like you use vinegar to kill out perfume that is too strong, the vinegar will cut through any smells in your clothes without leaving a vinegar smell.

Great way to pinch pennies with a healthful product.

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