5 Clever Uses for Vinegar

Have a bottle of vinegar sitting around in the kitchen? Put it to good use! There are plenty of clever ways the inexpensive kitchen table can help with a variety of projects around the home – and none of them include salad dressing. See below to find out how your life just might change for the better:

  1. Peel away old wallpaper: lots of older Twin Cities homes still have wallpaper throughout the house. Its 2016 and wallpaper is a bit outdated if you ask us, so grab a sponge, a spray bottle and some vinegar and get peeling! All you need to do is mix equal parts vinegar and water and saturate the wallpaper. The paper should come off easily.

  2. Notice mineral deposits on your shower head? That’s not match for vinegar. Fill a resealable plastic bag and drop the shower head in there for an hour. Then rinse and wipe clean before reinstalling.

  3. Get rid of grout stains. Use a toothbrush dipped in some vinegar to scrub grout and watch it turn whiter before your eyes. Just don’t use it on marble or other natural stone as it can be harmful to these materials

  4. Dissolve rust. As plumbers we see rust just about every single day. But did you know that you can soak old tools and corroded nuts and bolts in vinegar to remove rust and scale deposits?

  5. Make your shower doors sparkle. We know how unsightly soap and water spots can look on glass shower doors. But they are no match for a little bit of vinegar. Mix with warm water and use a microfiber cloth to blast through grime fast!

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