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Updated by Marsha Chambers on Sep 19, 2013
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17 Uses for Vinegar When Cleaning Around the House

Why run to the store to buy several different cleaning products when one will do - vinegar!

How Can I Remove Chewing Gum From Clothing?

Some people say that to remove chewing gum from a piece of clothing, you should first put it in the freezer, and that afterwards the gum is easy to remove. Well, I've tried it, and it's a complete myth. The chewing gum was hardly better removable.

Cleaning With Vinegar Can Save Your Septic System | EarthCare

Cleaning With Vinegar Can Save Your Septic System If you're looking for easy, affordable ways to keep your septic system in tip top shape you don't have to look any further than your own kitchen cabinets! One of the best ways to clean your kitchen and bathrooms is by using vinegar.

How to Clean Windows with Vinegar

If you have tried to clean your windows with plain vinegar and gotten streaks, there is a simple reason and an easy remedy. Oddly enough, it was the task of cleaning windows that turned a huge number of well-intentioned, environmentally friendly consumers away from non-toxic cleaning using the simple ingredients that can be found in most kitchen cupboards.

Pour Vinegar Down Your Drain Every Three Months to Keep Clogs Away

Harsh chemical drain unclogging solutions can actually be abrasive enough to make your pipes leak after the clog is dissolved. Instead considering pouring a half bottle of white vinegar down your drain every three months to keep clogs from forming.

Making Vinegar Based Homemade Stain

Using vinegar and various objects around the house, make your own wood stain. I used nails, steel wool, pennies, leaves, coffee beans, avacado seed, and peppers. Let steep in the vinegar for a week or so.

Remove Rust

You can use vinegar to remove rust from nuts, bolts, screws, nails, hinges, etc. Place these items in a container of vinegar and cover it. Seal the container, shake it and leave it for overnight. Dry the objects to prevent corrosion.

A Non-Toxic Way to Remove Paint from Glass Home Hacks

Home Hacks month has inspired us to undo all of the bad DIYs left in our home by previous inhabitants. For example, the 4-foot-long vintage mirror in the bathroom was callously splattered with paint when someone constructed a questionable homemade shelf next to it.

How to Get Rid of Calcium Build Up on Brickwork

How to Get Rid of Calcium Build Up on Brickwork. If you are experiencing a problem with the build up of calcium on bricks, brickwork, or limestone, here is a very easy and safe solution that you can use at home. Fill a spray bottle half...

Removing Diesel and Gas Fuel Odors From Clothing

If you have ever spilled fuel on your clothing, you know that the odor is sometimes difficult to remove. This is a guide about removing diesel and gas fuel odors from clothing. Removing Diesel Fuel Smell from Clothing I need to clean some clothes that have some diesel fuel on them.

Keeping Your Windshield Free of Snow and Ice

During the winter it can be a real chore to get all the snow and ice off your windshield before heading out in the morning. Keeping the snow and ice off your windshield in the first place makes getting on the road that much easier.

How to Clean Chrome

Edited by Carolyn Barratt, Grahamster, Zareen, Scott Cushman and 2 others Chrome is a highly touted commercial metal these days; if something is advertised as chrome, the metal's sleek shine and elegance naturally draw consumers in. However, nearly all chrome products are actually only covered in a chrome finish.

Welcome to My Garden!

Believe it or not, vinegar is great to use in the garden and has many uses. Did you know what if you put vinegar on unwanted weeds or grasses; the vinegar will essentially burn up the root structure and kill the plant?

How To Extend the Life of Your Cut Flowers Home Hacks

Fresh flowers are a fleeting pleasure no matter how you slice it, but we think they bring so much life and color to a room that they're absolutely worth the effort and expense. A few simple tricks borrowed from the pros will help you keep flowers around a good long while.

Keeping Cats Out of the Garden

Have your or the neighbor's cats decided to use your garden as their personal litterbox? What are some effective methods of keeping our furry friends out safely? This is a guide about keeping cats out of the garden. Share a Solution Read and rate the best solutions below by giving them a "thumbs up".

Everyday Simple

Remember the lovely flower pot I talked about in this post? Before we moved in, it used to sit right by the front door, on the concrete walkway. However, after a few years of water and soil drainage, the concrete started to look like this: So the pot was moved over to the side.

Vinegar Weed Killer: Grandma's Recipe For Fast Weed Control

Everyone has weeds. Many have heard that you can use a vinegar weed killer to get rid of them. Is it true you wonder? How do you use it? Yes, it is a fact that you can kill weeds with vinegar. That sounds great, doesn't it!

How to Increase Soil Acidity

Once you know the pH of your soil, you can begin to lower it hence raising the acidity of the soil. There are a few ways to do this some of which will act faster and more dramatically than others. Compost: Compost will not necessarily lower the pH of soil; however it does act as a buffer.