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5 useful vinegar hacks you should know

When I hear of vinegar, the first thing that comes to mind is food. I know this goes for many of us. However, just like many other kitchen cooking essentials like baking soda and turmeric, vinegar has come to be another extra handy item in the household other than what it was originally designed for. 

Vinegar, in this modern world, is a multitasking item, capable of transforming everyday tasks into something extraordinary.

That said, let’s look at the five vinegar hacks that will make you see this liquid gold in a whole new light.

Vinegar for window shine – Ever felt like your windows are wearing a dull, dusty cloak? Bid farewell to smudges and streaks by concocting your own cleaning agent. Mix equal parts water and white vinegar in a spray bottle. Spritz it on your glass surfaces and wipe with a newspaper for a streak-free shine. Your windows will sparkle.

A bleach substitute – Laundry day can be daunting, especially when stubborn stains refuse to come off your clothes. Add half a cup of white vinegar to your rinse cycle, and watch it work its magic. Not only will your clothes emerge softer, but it will also bid adieu to lingering odors and stubborn stains.

Grease removal – The kitchen is where vinegar truly flexes its muscles. When grease and grime gang up on your stovetop, don’t reach for harsh chemicals. Instead, combine equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Apply it to the greasy battleground, let it sit for a few minutes, then wipe away the mess. 

Fruit and veggie revival – When your fresh produce looks a little lackluster, vinegar can bring it back to life. Soak your fruits and veggies in a solution of three parts water and one part vinegar. This natural bath will banish dirt, and pesticides, and leave your produce looking as vibrant as a summer garden in full bloom. 

Unwrinkle your clothes – Ironing clothes can feel like an endless chore, but vinegar can be your trusty sidekick. Mix one part vinegar with three parts water, pour it into a spray bottle, and spritz it over those wrinkled garments. As you glide your iron over them, those stubborn wrinkles will vanish.