the Miracle Cleaner
because of its mild acetic nature, is useful for many cleaning
tasks. It is inexpensive and safe. Use white vinegar, not expensive
Brushing a carpet with a mixture of 1 cup vinegar to 1 gallon
of water will brighten the color.
While the stain is still fresh, apply a mixture of 1 part vinegar
to 3 parts water. Sponge from the center out and blot with a
dry cloth. Repeat if necessary.
stains on hands:
Rub hands with vinegar.
Stains: Lightly rub stains with vinegar then launder as
Stains: Moisten a toothbrush with vinegar and rub out the
Rust from Fabric: Moisten fabric with vinegar then rub
in salt. Place in the sun to dry then launder.
Stains: Moisten with vinegar.
and Ketchup Stains from washable cotton polyesters and blends:
Sponge with vinegar and let sit 24 hours before washing.
Stains such as wine, fruit juice, alcoholic drinks, coffee,
tea, soft drinks: for washable clothing, either dab the area
with a clean soft cloth dampened in vinegar or soak the garment
in mixture of 3 parts vinegar to one part cool water. For upholstery
and carpeting, mix 2 tsp. vinegar with 2 tsp. detergent in 2
cups lukewarm water. Apply with a brush. Rinse and blot dry.
Vinegar will remove chewing gum from a carpet, fabric, and upholstery.
Use 3 TBS vinegar to 1 quart water as a polish. Wipe with
a soft cloth moistened with the solution. Polish with a soft,
Rings: Remove water rings form wooden furniture by applying
a solution made of equal parts olive oil and vinegar.
furniture: Bring 2 cups linseed oil to a boil for 1 minute,
cool. Stir in 1 cup vinegar. Shake well and apply with a soft,
boots: Wipe salt stains from boots or shoes with a clean
cloth soaked in vinegar.
and Pans: For brass, bronze, and copper-mix vinegar with
baking soda or salt to make a paste. Once the tarnish is removed,
rinse with water. To keep copper pans shiny, wipe with a solution
of vinegar and salt after each use.
Scour pots and pans: Mix equal amounts of flour and salt
and make a paste with vinegar. Rub on pans with a sponge. Rinse.
Add a capful of vinegar to cut grease.
and Glassware: Rinse them in a solution of 1 part vinegar
to 3 parts water.
Jars, and Vases: Remove chalky mineral film by pouring in
vinegar. Let stand a few minutes or longer. Shake and brush
Remove dark stains inside aluminum utensils by adding vinegar
to boiling water and simmering until clean.
New Skillet: Boil vinegar in the skillet to keep food from
Iron: Rub a mixture of vinegar and salt on the dark or burned
spot. Heat the iron in an aluminum pan and rinse with clean
and Stainless Steel: Polish with a cloth moistened with
Decals, Glue: Apply vinegar directly to remove.
Perspiration odors can be removed by wiping the article with
Add a little vinegar to water when boiling cabbage. To remove
fish or onion odor from hands, wipe them with vinegar.
Odors: Place bowls of vinegar in the room to remove smoke,
vomit, or other odors.
a repellent: To repel ants, spray area with a solution of
equal parts water and vinegar. To repel cats in the garden,
soak pieces of paper in vinegar and put around the garden. To
deter fleas and ticks, add 1 tsp. of vinegar to a quart of your
pet's drinking water.
windshield: Sponge the windshield with a solution of 3 parts
vinegar to 1 part water.
Use vinegar full strength for clothing, furniture, bathroom
fixtures, and shower curtains.
or People Accidents: Sprinkle vinegar on soiled area, wait
a few minutes, then sponge from the center out.
and Mirrors: Mix 1 TBS vinegar in 1 quart water or 2 TBS
vinegar , 8 TBS ammonia, and 1 quart water or ¼ cup vinegar,
¼ cup ammonia, 1 TBS cornstarch in 1 quart water.
Clothes: Add 1½ cups vinegar to rinse water to brighten