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My Top 10 Uses of Vinegar In the Home

My Top 10 Uses of Vinegar In the Home

Once on a plane I sat next to one of the world’s experts on vinegar. Talk about synchronicity! Who better to sit next to me, the author of Clean & Green? What I learned from him expanded my appreciation of vinegar from a good grease cutter and window cleaner to oh so many more things!

Vinegar is now right up there with baking soda as indispensable, and here’s why:

1. Killer of Bacteria, Mold & Germs

2. Grease Cutter

3. Floor Cleaner

4. For Windows

5. Toilet Bowl Deodorizer

6. Remover of Mineral (scale) Buildup

7. Fabric Softener

8. Furniture Cleaner

9. Drain Clearer

10. Brass Cleaner

Read more: Home, Household Hints, Non-Toxic Cleaning,

By Annie B. Bond

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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4:29AM PDT on Jul 20, 2014


4:49AM PDT on Jun 20, 2014

Our best partner at work, for both our home and our environment

3:57PM PST on Feb 9, 2014

Thank you, found some good uses here.

1:15AM PST on Jan 25, 2014

I use vinegar as a fabric softener in my washing machine and as a rinse aid when I get to use the dishwasher. Thanks for the other tips :)

8:12AM PST on Jan 13, 2014

Very helpful. Thanks Annie.

8:07AM PST on Jan 13, 2014

I also use vinegar to keep odors out of my home while cooking smelly foods like, fish, frying chicken, etc, I just put on a saucepan of vinegar while cooking.

6:30PM PST on Dec 3, 2013

Great list. (& is also good on chips) :)

10:41AM PST on Nov 14, 2013


11:55AM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

You can even pour it on your fish 'n' chips !

More seriously, I have been using white vinegar for most of the above for some time now.

7:30AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013


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