As they say “Nothing can go wrong with vinegar”. Well, vinegar is one of the most versatile ingredients in your kitchen, trust me!

From using it as a mosquito trap, to cleaning your microwave, from deodorizing and unclogging your drain, to cleaning your window panes, it can be literally used anywhere and everywhere!


Here are 15 different ways you can use vinegar in your daily lives:

1. For a mosquito trap

Mix together equal parts of water and white vinegar or apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it around the mosquito infested areas of your house/garden.

2. To clean and deodorize your microwave

Combine 1 cup of water along with ¼ cup of white vinegar. Mix and place in the microwave in a glass bowl. Let the microwave run for a few minutes and then turn it off and leave the bowl in there for 5 minutes. Later, dip a cotton cloth in the water and wipe your microwave with it.

3. To clean burnt pans

To clean aluminum pots and pans, you will require to make a solution of water along with some white vinegar. Pour it into the burnt pan and simmer for 10 mins. Remove from heat and use a scouring pad to scrub, in order to get the gunk off. Once it all loosens out, you can rinse with plain water and wash it off with plain dishwashing soap.

4. To fix scratches on wooden furniture

Mix together 1/2 cup of vinegar mixed with 1/2 cup of olive oil can make a wood surface almost like new again. Dip a cloth and buff it over the scratched areas to conceal the scratches.

5. To remove wrinkles from clothes

Mix together 3 parts of water along with a part of white vinegar along with lavender or jasmine essential oil and make a solution. Spritz it over your clothes and leave it to dry.

6. To remove stickers

Soak a tissue paper in some white vinegar and then place it over the sticky area/sticker. Let the vinegar soak in for some time, as it will help break down the adhesive/glue. Then, scrape it away and wipe off with a clean damp towel.

7. To clean copper pots and pans

To clean copper pots and pans, you will require to make a solution of white vinegar and salt and then pour it onto your dish and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then, you will require to use a non-abrasive scouring pad to scrub, in order to get th it off with plain dishwashing soap.

Once it all loosens out, you can rinse with plain water and wash it off with plain dishwashing soap.

8. To clean ink stains

Apply some white vinegar on a cloth and use it to scrub off the ball point ink stain on your clothes. Repeat this process until the ink comes off. Then launder your clothes as usual.

9. To remove pet stains from the carpet

Mix together ½ cup of vinegar along with ½ cup of warm water and pour the mixture over the stained area. Let it soak in for 10 minutes and then, using an old toothbrush, scrub the stain until it wears off. Next, pat dry it with a paper towel or cloth and lastly vacuum it until dry (or leave it to air dry). The vinegar in the mixture will also help get rid of the bad odour.

10. Deep clean scalp to stop hair fall.

Into a small mixing bowl, add in apple cider vinegar with the mother and water. After shampoo, pour this mixture on your scalp. Massage it in and rinse off after 10 mins. READ MORE – SCALP THERAPY to stop hair fall and regrow hair

10. To remove water rings from wooden furniture

Mix together ½ cup of vinegar with ½ cup of olive oil. Paint it over the water rings and then wipe it off after a few minutes with a clean cloth.

11. To get rid of tea/coffee stains from the carpet

Blot the stain with a paper towel and then use a mixture of equal parts of white vinegar and warm water to dab over the stain. Once the stain releases, blot the stain, then vacuum or air dry.

12. To clean window blinds

Mix equal parts of white vinegar and hot water together. Take a cloth and dip it in the solution and use it to wipe your window blinds.

13. To deodorize drains and unclog blocked drains

Use a funnel or using a spoon, pour down the drain ¼ cup of baking soda, followed by ½ cup of white vinegar. Wait for a few minutes and gush it down with water.

14. For a fruit fly trap

Add in some apple vinegar along with just a little dishwashing liquid in a deep jar or bowl, add in a banana peel to attract the flies. Soon the fruit flies will get repelled with the smell.

15. To clean stainless steel fixtures

Spritz a little white vinegar (undiluted) over your stainless steel fixtures and then wipe it clean with a cotton cloth.

16. Weed killer

This 3-Ingredient Homemade Weed Killer Uses Vinegar to Safely Remove Pesky Growths from Your Garden. You will need –

  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of dish soap
  • 1 gallon of vinegar

Spray this on the onto only the weeds you wish to kill.

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