Vinegar - Not Just For Salads

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Vinegar - not just for salads

Vinegar is an amazingly versatile product. How versatile it is was unclear to me until I began to look for natural ways to clean my world around me. There is an unbelievable amount of ways to use vinegar. I decided to focus on the ways to use vinegar outside of the house. Hope you get some great uses and ideas.

20 Ways to Use Vinegar Outdoors

 *To get rid of the white water line in your flower vases fill them with a solution of 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water.  Soak for several hours then wipe out with paper towel soaked in just vinegar.

*To rid your tools, screws bolts, nails, etc, soak them in undiluted white vinegar for a couple of days.

*Killing slugs has never been easy, to accomplish this spray the slug with a mixture of white vinegar and water.

*To remove berry stains from your hands rub them with white vinegar

*To get rid of those unwanted weeds in places they are unwelcome, por full strength white vinegar directly on them.

*To make those pesty ants go away, pour white vinegar on the area you wish them to vacate.

*To keep your windshield from frosting up in the winter coat them with a solution of vinegar (3 parts) and water (1 part).

*If you have had a carsick rider in your car you can remove the odor by leaving an opened jar of white vinegar in your can overnight.

*To create an all purpose, natural window and glass cleaner all you need to do is mix equal parts of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle.

*To remove dirt and grime from carpeting in your car use a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar.

*Add 2 tbsp white vinegar and 1 tsp sugar to a quart of water and replace water in vase to perserve cut flowers or to liven them up.

*Keep a birdbath clean by scrubbing it with white vinegar.  Be sure to rinse well or your feathered friends will not visit.

*You can increase the acidity of your soil by adding white vinegar to your wateringcan.

*You can also neurtalize garden lime by adding vinegar to the area.

*To remove mineral depositis on your outdoor fountain waterpump soak the pump in white vinegar.

*To get your fresh vegetables super clean, wash them in a solution of 1 1/2 quarts of water and 1 tbsp of vinegar.

*Keep those rabbits out of your garden by putting cotton balls soaked in vinegar spaced in your garden.

*Clean and sanatize your outdoor furniture with a solution of 1 tbsp white vinegar to 1 gallon water.

*When your hummingbird feeder needs to be cleaned use white vinegar.  The residue left behind by soap and water can harm them.

*To make the chrome on your car sparkle, polish it with a soft cloth and white vinegar


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Most of these tips out of doors I didn't know anything about. This was very informative, and I will definitely be using some of these tips.

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

aviannovice, they really work. It's amazing what you can do with a bottle of white vinegar.

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