Vinegar – specifically white vinegar – is often used as a household cleaning agent. The acidity of white vinegar can easily dissolve mineral deposits from glass, pans, pots, coffee makers, counters; basically, most smooth surfaces. As you’ll quickly learn in this video, it’s necessary to dilute our vinegar concoctions with water. This keeps things safe and our surfaces / targets of our vinegar potions undamaged.
Primarily using white vinegar with the exception of apple cider vinegar to catch fruit flies, this video shows us 10 practical vinegar lifehacks:
- Unclogging a drain
- Removing adhesive residue
- Getting rid of awful smells.
- DIY Cleaning Products
- DIY Fruit fly Trap
- Getting Wrinkles out of clothing (My favorite)
- Preventing pets from scratching
- Make flowers last longer
- Cleaning your glasses perfectly
- Removing baked on gunk in a frying pan
Here’s a few more cool things about vinegar…
There’s a French legend during the Black Plague about four thieves who robbed houses of plague victims without being infected themselves. Rumors spread of – yep, you guessed it – magic shields! However, their charade did not last long as they were soon caught and brought to court. The judge was particularly interested in how they managed to avoid disease and decided to give them freedom if they spilled the beans on their magic shields…
The four thieves obliged. They had stumbled upon a shaman of sorts who sold various medicines. One potion in particular was made of garlic soaked in soured red wine – vinegar. This recipe has been passed down for hundreds of years and are highly popular in New Orleans hoodoo culture.
Here’s another fun vinegar fact!
Sometimes when you buy vinegar, a reaction known as “Mother of Vinegar” occurs if non-fermented sugar and/or alcohol is mixed in. It will look something like this: