Tips

January 27, 2016

Deodorant Stains

Deodorant Stains Deodorant and antiperspirant stains may be removed from clothing by lightly rubbing with white distilled vinegar and laundering as usual.

January 27, 2016

Blanket Renewal

Blanket Renewal Cotton and wool blankets become soft, fluffy and free of soap odor if 2 cups of white distilled vinegar are added to the rinse cycle of the wash.

January 27, 2016

Clothes Washing Magic

Clothes Washing Magic Clothes will rinse better if 1 cup of white distilled vinegar is added to the last rinse water. The acid in vinegar is too mild to harm fabrics, but strong enough to dissolve the alkalies in soaps and detergents.

January 27, 2016

Freshen Baby Clothes

Freshen Baby Clothes The addition of 1 cup of white distilled vinegar to each load of baby clothes during the rinse cycle will naturally break down uric acid and soapy residue leaving the clothes soft and fresh.

January 27, 2016

Wine Stains

Wine Stains Spots caused by wine can be removed from 100 percent cotton, cotton polyester and permanent press fabrics if done so within 24 hours. To do it, sponge white distilled vinegar directly onto the stain and rub away the spots. Then clean according to the directions on the manufacturer’s care tag.

January 26, 2016

Plant Nutrients

Plant Nutrients Mix vinegar and water in a ratio of 1:8.  Mix a separate solution of sugar and water in a mixture of 1:8.  Combine the vinegar and sugar mixtures.  Add to plant as long as needed.

January 26, 2016

Keep Flowers Longer

Keep Flowers Longer Keep flowers fresh longer.  Add 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons white vinegar in a 1-quart vase of water.  Trim stems and change water every five days.

January 26, 2016

Neutralize garden lime

Neutralize Garden Lime Rinse your hands liberally with white distilled vinegar after working with garden lime to avoid rough and flaking skin. Clean pots before repotting, rinse with vinegar to remove excess lime.

January 26, 2016

Increase soil acidity

Increase Soil Acidity In hard water areas, add a cup of vinegar to a gallon of tap water for watering acid loving plants like rhododendrons, gardenias or azaleas. The vinegar will release iron in the soil for the plants to use.

January 26, 2016

Kill Weeds

Kill Weeds Spray white distilled vinegar full strength on tops of weeds. Reapply on any new growth until plants have starved.