It’s such a good feeling when you find products that are multi-purpose and can help make your life easier. One of the most versatile products that we can think of is vinegar. You can use it to cook, clean and even fix up your landscaping! Here are five new ways that we love to use vinegar!

5 New Uses for Vinegar | CBSHOME

5 New Uses for Vinegar | CBSHOME

  1. Deodorize a garbage disposal

For a stinky garbage disposal that you just can’t get clean, try using vinegar in a variety of ways. You can pour some baking soda (about half a cup) down the disposal and follow it up with vinegar. The chemical reaction will help clean any hard-to-reach spots and freshen up the disposal. Let it sit about 5-15 minutes before rinsing with hot water. You can also try using vinegar with citrus peel and ice cubes for another cleaning method.

  1. Unclog a toilet

Yes, it’s true! A toilet can be unclogged easily by using vinegar and baking soda. If you have a clogged toilet with standing water, pour one cup of baking soda into the toilet and let it sink. Add hot water to the toilet and slowly top it off with two cups of vinegar. Let the mixture sit for a couple of hours and wait for it to drain!

  1. Deep clean a coffee maker

You probably clean your coffee pot regularly, but have you ever thought about cleaning the inside of your coffee maker? This can get a build-up of hard water minerals and can make your machine take longer to brew. About once a month clean the inside of your coffee machine by filling the water reservoir with equal parts vinegar and water. Let the solution brew halfway, then stop and let it sit for 30 minutes before resuming the brew. Once finished, dump out the pot and brew two pots of clean water to flush out the vinegar.

  1. Clean windows without streaks

If you’re looking for a great DIY window solution that won’t leave streaks, then this is for you! Simply mix equal parts water and vinegar for a streak-free window. You can also clean especially dirty windows with vinegar, water and dishwashing detergent. Try wiping with a squeegee for best results.

  1. Weed killer

Who knew that vinegar can even kill weeds outside your home! This weed killer is natural, pet-safe and strong! Just put vinegar in a spray bottle and spray the weeds entirely (leaves, flowers, stems and roots). This is best done when the sun is hitting the weed to help it wilt. Wait a couple of hours and your weeds should be dead! Be warned that vinegar doesn’t just kill weeds, it can kill all plants, so be careful where you spray.


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