[Round-UP] 10 Household Uses for Vinegar

By December 8, 2016

Do you know vinegar has many uses other than for cooking?  Here I will put together a list of 10 awesome household uses for vinegar – easy life hacks you need know. 

1. Unclogging A Drain

unclog the drains

Is your drain clogged and don’t have any drainer? Grab some vinegar and some baking soda, for about half a cup of baking soda into the drain and then a cup of vinegar. Once it stops foaming, wash it out with hot water. No more clog. 

2. Removing Coffee/Tea Stains form Cups

remove coffee stains from cups

Finish your cup of coffee (tea), only to find the cup is covered with pesky stains? Sprinkle a little baking soda onto the bottom of your stained cup, and add just moderate vinegar, and scrub.

3. Removing Adhesive Residue

remove sticky residue

Did a sticker or tape leave some sticky residue behind? Saturate the area with white vinegar and let it sit for one minute. Then, you can easily and quickly scrub the residue away .

4. Getting Rid of Awful Odors

remove odor with vinegar

Does your fridge smell awful? Does your trash can smell like something died in it even though it’s empty? Pour vinegar on a piece of bread and let it sock up. Then, put it in your fridge or trash can and leave it overnight. The awful odor will be no more the next day. By the way, the used coffee grounds and tea bags can also absorb odors. 

5. Loosening A Rusted Screw 

loosen rusted screw

Have you ever come across a nut rusted itself solid to the accompanying bolt? Don’t worry, vinegar can help you. Sock the screw with white vinegar for a day or so. Your screw will be shiny ans easy to loosen. 

6. Making Fruit Fly Trap

fruit fly trap

Did the fruit flies trouble you? Get some apple cider vinegar and pour it into a small bowl. Then cover the top with saran wrap  and poke a few hauls. The trap is set, the files will enter but never leave.

7. Getting Wrinkles out of Clothing

remove clothes wrinkles

Need to get wrinkles out of your clothes in a pinch? Take a spray bottle and add one part vinegar and three parts water. Mist the clothing and let it hang for a few minutes. After drying, you will see the most of wrinkles have flattened out. Also, to avoid wrinkles, it is suggested to use laundry bags while washing clothes. 

8. Making Flower Last Longer

make flower last longer

Tried of those lovely flowers died so quickly? Pour little apple cider vinegar in with some water, and mix them around. Add the flower to the new mixtures and they can stay alive much longer than before. 

9. Cleaning Glasses

clean glasses with vinegar

Have a problem getting your glasses clean? Sprinkle a little white vinegar onto the glasses and then scrub with a soft cloth. It will help remove all the dirty smudges and stains, leaving your glasses crystal clear and shine. 

10. Removing Chewing Gum from Clothes

remove chewing gum

Trouble in getting rid of chewing gum from clothes? Heat a small bowl of vinegar and then pour the warm vinegar over the gum, saturating the area. The gum will dissolve.

Do you have any other household uses for vinegar? Post your own in the comments. 

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Comments (44)



  1. I use it as a hair conditioner. Warm up a little before a shower (or the room temp of it can feel a little shocking) and pour it through, then rinse. Nothing leaves my hair as soft! :)

  2. I use vinegar for a natural weed killer around the house

  3. I use it as a denture cleaner

  4. I use it for cleaning my rings, making home made mint sauce and on my chips.

  5. I use it on my chips

  6. to unclog drains, but some good tips on here!

  7. I use vinegar over my tuna. I have also used it to remove stains and descale things.

  8. Thanks, never knew the screws

  9. i use it in laundry, cleaning, and even just to neutralize toilet odors

  10. Very useful tips, thank you.

  11. I use it for Unclogging A Drain

  12. I usually just use viniger on my fish..lol

  13. i use it for salads cleaning and rinsing my hair

  14. rinsing dishes

  15. Recently…. I actually found this answer – to lose certain carpet stains.

    All you do is make a paste of 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar and ¼ cup salt or baking soda. Rub into the stain and let dry. Vacuum the residue the next day.

  16. making flower last longer/

  17. I use vinegar to eliminate odours in my washing.It even removes pet urine odours if you soak the item in a bucket of water with a half cup of vinegar added and leave for at least 10 minutes before washing.

  18. I use vinegar to cook with

  19. Vinegar and Water for Windows
    Vinegar and Water for Pet Odor

  20. Kill thicks in my dog, dilute with water

  21. I use vinegar to clean with and also drink it to help my insides.

  22. I use vinegar to wash my windows.

  23. I use it for a scalp rinse and to soak clothes.

  24. I take a teaspoon of vinegar everyday for my health

  25. I use vinegar and water to mop the floors.

  26. we use vinegar and dish soap for the majority of our cleaning

  27. My mom would use a bowl of Vinegar to freshen up the room, she was a smoker

  28. Vinegar and hot water went great to clean windows also

  29. I mix it with water to wash the floors

  30. I dilute the vinegar 3-to-1 and clean, clean, clean. House smells so fresh!

  31. I plan to try making Flower Last Longer with vinegar

  32. I love to use it to remove wallpaper—works like a charm!

  33. I use it as household cleanerr

  34. I use it as household cléaner.

  35. I use vinegar and water to clean windows

  36. Gosh! I never knew vinegar was so versatile. I use it the old fashioned way; as a cleaner for my coffee maker.

  37. vinegar works great cleaningchrome faucets and toilets 😀

  38. I use it as a fabric softener.

  39. I use vinegar to flavour my fish and chips!