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Everyday Cheapskate: 13 Ways to Use Vinegar that Will Surprise You!

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It's cheap. It's available in every supermarket and home center in the universe. And it's so useful around your home you may have a difficult time believing it. That's the power of white vinegar -- the same vinegar you cook with and pour on your salad!


Add 1/4 cup white vinegar to a quart of very warm water to make a good window cleaner. Wipe with a microfiber cloth and your windows will sparkle.


If your mouse has a removable tracking ball, clean it with a 50-50 vinegar-water solution. First, remove the ball from underneath the mouse by twisting off the cover. Dip a clean cloth into the solution; wring it out; and then wipe the ball clean. Next, remove fingerprints and dirt from the mouse itself. Then use a vinegar-moistened cotton swab to clean out the gunk and debris from inside the ball chamber. Allow all parts to dry a couple of hours before reinserting the ball.



Instead of fabric softener or dryer sheets, add 1/2 to 1 cup vinegar to the last rinse in your washing machine (as you would liquid softener). Your clothes will come out soft because the vinegar helps to remove every trace of laundry detergent, which causes fabrics to stiffen.


Vinegar will dissolve hard-water marks like those on shower doors, faucets and vases. If the vinegar is hot (heat in the microwave), it works even faster.



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