25+ Awesome Vinegar Uses You May Not Know About

Vinegar is the ultimate non-toxic cleaning agent – the ways you can use it on everything from your fruit to your shower! Be sure to read this post on 25+ ways to use Vinegar.Want to clean your bathroom and your apples with the same thing? Vinegar is the ultimate non-toxic cleaner, and here are 25+ ways to use vinegar in your home!

Vinegar Uses

Anyone who knows me knows that keeping a clean and tidy space is a struggle.

Don’t get me wrong, I know how to clean. I’m pretty sure I grew up doing more chores than anyone else I knew. However, I get overwhelmed easily, and when I see a mess or something that needs to be cleaned, it’s a lot easier for me to just walk into another room.

I’ve been trying to be better – I like having a clean home. Clutter stresses me out! I’m getting better day by day, and one day I will overcome it!

Fortunately, Forrest is a lot better at cleaning than me, and he makes it so our house isn’t in total disarray all the time. I definitely won the spouse lottery.

One thing we both can agree on is this – the simpler you make it, the easier it becomes.

There are so many cleaning products out there – something for every single task you could ever think of. Not only is it expensive to have all those cleaning products, but it’s kind of overwhelming – where do you even keep it all?

That’s why when I find a cleaning product that can be used on many, many things…well, I’m pretty excited. Especially when it’s safe for my family, non-toxic, and easy to find.

I’m talking about vinegar.

It’s a fairly inexpensive ingredient, but it’s cleaning power is rather impressive.

I thought it would be fun to list all the different ways you can use this all-purpose cleaner in your home – there’s really a lot of ways. While I haven’t tried all of these, I can’t wait to get started on the list!

Ways to Use Vinegar

  • Polish faucets/shower heads and remove grime


  • Perk up rugs – 1 cup vinegar to 1 gallon water
  • Erase ball point-pen marks (use a sponge or cloth
  • Clean scissors – much more effective and less likely to rust over cleaning with water
  • Blinds – equal parts water/equal parts vinegar (use a white glove or cloth)
  • Clean piano keys
  • Remove carpet stains – I wish I would have known this when Jack spilled grape juice all over my sister-in-law’s carpet! Dissolve 2 tablespoons salt in ½ cup white vinegar. Clean the stain up, let dry, and then vacuum.
  • Get rid of pet smells – cover the area with baking soda, let it stand for several hour, vacuum up, and spray with vinegar.
  • Rinse hands with vinegar after working in the garden – helps remove the dirt and protect from skin problems that can happen when working in the garden
  • Clean fruits and vegetable (wash excess off with water)

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  • Test soil – if the soil bubbles, it’s alkaline
  • Make your pet’s coat shine with a spray of the vinegar
  • Remove water rings from furniture (combine equal parts olive oil and vinegar for wood furniture. Just vinegar for leather, upholstery etc)
  • Clean toilet bowl – pour about a cup into the toilet and let set over night
  • Place soaked rags on stakes around your garden to keep out critters. Replace regularly.
  • Cleaning glass – windows, mirrors, sliding shower doors etc.shower-door
  • Fight off weeds
  • Clean off outdoor patio furniture (1 tablespoon to 1 gallon water)
  • After shower cleaner – 1 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup baking soda, and 1 cup ammonia in a spray bottle. Spray on tile after each shower. This can also be used to clean tile.
  • Clean up urine/feces accidents (from pets or little kids!) Spray with vinegar and sprinkle with baking soda. Vacuum after its dry.
  • Clean countertops (avoid using on stone surfaces)
  • Remove soap buildup from faucets
  • Spray equal parts water and vinegar on ant hills
  • Revive paintbrushes (I have A LOT I need to do this to)
  • Make microwaves easier to clean – mix about 1/2 cup vinegar with 1 tablespoon lemon juice. It helps loosen grime, making it easier to clean up.microwave
  • Clean shower door tracks – pour and let sit for a few hours. Wipe up.
  • Remove rust from cast iron pan (be careful when doing this, as too much exposure to vinegar can ruin the pan)
  • Clean the refrigerator – helps to lift up caked on food and make it smell fresher
  • Disinfect air conditioners by putting filters in 1 part warm water, 1 part vinegar
  • Clean away bird droppings
  • Get rid of rust – place tools (or other rusting items) in vinegar for a few days
  • Before you start painting, spray vinegar on the ground to help prevent paint from sticking (let it dry first)


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