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5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Vinegar

inegar is good for so much more than making salad dressing. Read on to discover how this humble pantry staple can be put to use around your home today!

5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Vinegar

Vinegar is a humble and often overlooked product. You probably have some in your pantry right now. And, if you don't: it's time to stock up! This is a product that is definitely worth buying in bulk if you're watching your budget. 

Diluted vinegar for cleaning

Diluted vinegar is great for cleaning just about anything in your house. There are a surprising amount of vinegar uses for cleaning! From floors to windows and furniture- vinegar is perfect. It's dirt cheap and super-multipurpose which means that it can replace a bunch of expensive cleaning products. And the best part- it has no harmful chemicals so it's safe for pets and kids.

Vinegar and baking soda mix for the hardest spots to clean

Simple diluted vinegar is great for day-to-day cleaning, but if you're cleaning some stubborn grime or hard water stains, then you'll want to add some baking soda into the mix. This great article explains all how the science works and gives you the recipes you need for each job. 

How to use vinegar for laundry

Adding vinegar to your laundry routine is a cost-effective way to meet a range of laundry needs. It's great at removing odors and is a natural softener. Simply add half a cup of vinegar to your final rinse cycle. It's the cheapest softener you'll ever use!

Worried about the smell? Don't be! Vinegar has a strong natural smell, but once it's diluted and added to your washing, it loses that typical sour, vinegar smell and gets to work freshening everything up. If you'd like your softener to be scented, then go ahead and a few drops of essential oil or some citrus peels to your vinegar bottle. 

Vinegar for home-made buttermilk

Forgot to buy buttermilk? No problem! You can make your own buttermilk substitute using milk and vinegar. Simply add one tablespoon of vinegar to one cup of milk and mix it well. Now leave it to stand for 5 to 10 minutes. Once it's thickened up, it's ready to use.

Vinegar for canning

Vinegar is a common ingredient in canning recipes. The vinegar (usually together with salt and sugar) acts as a natural preservative to keep your help keep your little jars of summer fresh and tasty all winter long. New to canning? Have a look at this great article that gives you all the basics or try this simple recipe for pickled jalapenos.

Are there other pantry staples as useful as vinegar?

Sticking to your budget is fun when you learn to be resourceful! Save has some great ideas to help you keep costs down as you live your life to the full. Baking soda is another pantry staple that has way more uses than you thought! And check out these homemade pantry staples that can help you save money.