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More On Vinegar

Friday, June 21, 2013 posted by Martin
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Previously, we published some blogs about the usefulness of clear vinegar besides being used as a cooking additive.  Here are several more ideas to make things easier for you.

  • You can remove gum stuck on fabric by warming some vinegar in the microwave and then using an old clean toothbrush to gently remove the gum.  This trick may also work for removing a grease spot on suede and removing tar from fabric.
  • If you find that your new jeans are a bit stiff, put them in the wash before you wear them and add 8 ounces of vinegar to the load.  Not only will they be softer, it helps to make them more color fast.
  • Use an old cork from a bottle of wine, dip it in vinegar and clean your cutting knives before washing them.  They will be cleaner and it won’t dull the edges.
  • 4-8 ounces of white vinegar added to the rinse cycle of your wash will reduce lint, alkaline and stubborn odors from your clothing.  It also serves as a great fabric softener.

Message stones won’t help you with keeping things clean, but these ideas will.

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Practical Ideas for Problem Solving

Saturday, June 8, 2013 posted by Martin
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We decided to run a series of blogs to help solve everyday problems.  You will probably find many of these ideas very useful, so check back often as we continue to address new subjects.  These ideas are as helpful as motivational paperweights.  Today, we will address the usefulness of clear vinegar.

  • Vinegar is great for removing a sticky label without leaving a gooey mess.  Just apply the vinegar until the label is saturated.  It will peel right off.
  • Suppose you cooked something in the kitchen and got distracted.  When you get back to the kitchen, you have a burned mess with an awful smell.  Boil a cup of vinegar with 2 cups of water for about 20 minutes.  The burned smell will be gone.
  • Suppose you are out on the water and got home with a nasty sunburn.  To help with the pain, rub vinegar on the affected area gently with a sterile cotton ball.  You might smell funny, but it is worth it if you hurt less.
  • Vinegar can also help with insect stings, cleaning kitchen pots and greasy hair.  Keep an economy size bottle of clear white vinegar on hand.
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