I think any frugal blogger would be remiss if they did not write at least once about the multiple uses of vinegar. To that end, here is my contribution.
Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and it can be used on almost anything except marble and paint as a frugal, all purpose cleaner. The typical ratio is a 50/50 vinegar and water mixture.
Floor Cleaner: wash ceramic and vinyl floors with a mixture of one cup vinegar to one gallon of hot water.
Dishwasher: Use full strength vinegar instead a rinse aid.
Windows and Mirrors: Spray with a 50/50 mixture of water and vinegar and dry with crumpled newspaper.
Meat Tenderizer: Add two to three tablespoons to a pot roast, stew or soup.
Onion Odor: Eliminate it from your hands by rinsing them in vinegar.
Weed Killer: Use undiluted and spray directly on weeds.
Feet: To treat foot fungus spray them with full strength vinegar twice a day until fungus is gone.
Pet Odor Treatment: Use the 50/50 water and vinegar solution to saturate the offending area, let sit for a while, and then blot up with a towel.
Wallpaper Remover: Spray on full strength to dissolve the glue, let sit, and then peel away.
Stain Remover from Clothes: The good old 50/50 mix can work on everything from barbecue sauce to grass to perspiration stains.
Coffee Stains: Use a mixture of salt and vinegar to clean coffee stains off of china.
Clean Coffee Maker or Washing Machine: Run vinegar through it, followed by water.
Dandruff/Hair Rinse: Rinse your hair with a cup filled with 50/50 mixture to prevent buildup and dandruff.
Dirty Pots: Fill the pot with water to cover the stain, add one cup of vinegar, and boil for a few minutes.
Remove Glue: Saturate the area in vinegar and scrape the glue off.
Paint Remover: Spray full strength, let soak, and then scrape off the paint.
Laundry: Add 1/2 to 1 cup of vinegar to your wash water, which can brighten colors, reduce the amount of lint produced when drying and cuts down on laundry soap.
Shower Head: Unscrew it and boil it in a pot of 50/50 mixture for a few minutes to loosen deposits.
Bathtub/Shower: Spray scum with vinegar then rinse with water.
Chrome: Spray on full strength vinegar then wipe for a nice shine.
Rust Remover: Soak the rusty items for 24 hrs then rinse.
I’m sure I missed some…what do you use vinegar for?