To shine chrome fixtures: Use a paste that is made up of 3 tablespoons salt and 1 1/2 teaspoon vinegar.
Tea kettle: Add a 1/2 cup of vinegar and a cup of water to your tea pot. Let it sit overnight. The next morning, bring mixture to a boil. Let it cool and rinse well. This will remove the build up inside the pot.
Mini blinds: Find a cheap pair of cotton gloves. Put the gloves on and spray the fingers of the gloves. Now using your fingers, run your fingers along the blinds. Clean, and fresh.
Scouring cleanser: Mix together 1/2 cup baking soda and 2 tablespoon liquid detergent. Add enough vinegar to give it a thick, creamy texture.
Coffee makers: Add one cup of vinegar to the water reservoir. Run a cycle. Run a second cycle with fresh water. All of the mineral deposits, and built up coffee grounds will be flushed away.
Clean counters: This not only cleans, but removes odors. Soaked a cloth in vinegar, gently wring and wipe down counters.
Sanitize and deodorize your drains: Pour 1 cup of baking soda, then one cup of hot vinegar into your drain. Let sit for 5 minutes, and rinse with hot water.
That slimy stuff in vases: Add vinegar to the vase, and allow to sit for 30 minutes. Add in a hand full of rice, and swoosh it around to break up any stubborn stains.
Deodorizing your garbage disposal: Pour a 1/2 cup of baking soda and a 1/2 cup hot vinegar. Allow to sit for 5 minutes then rinse with hot water while disposal is running.
Deodorize and clean your garbage disposal (OPTION 2): Vinegar ice cubes. Freeze vinegar in ice cube trays. Drop a few cubes into the garbage disposal, and let the faucet run with a small steam of cold water. Turn on the disposal.
Stains in coffee and tea mugs: Sprinkle a little baking soda and salt in the mug. Add a few drops of vinegar and scrub. The stains will disappear. Rinse clean.
Stained plastic containers: Dampen a cloth or paper towel with vinegar. Wipe down the inside of the container, and leave the cloth inside. If you have a lid, put it on the container. Allow to sit for a few hours, then wash as you normally would.
Clean the microwave: Mix a 1/2 cup vinegar and a 1/2 cup water in a microwave-safe bowl. Put it in the microwave for 5 minutes on high. When done, remove bowl, and use a cloth or sponge to wipe down the inside of the microwave. It removes odors, and breaks up that dried on food.
Cleaning the refrigerator: Mix together 1 part vinegar to 1 part water solution and use it to clean inside and outside of the refrigerator. This also works on that built up grime on the top.
Cleaning an oven: After running the clean cycle or using oven cleaner, use a solution of half vinegar and half water to rinse the inside. It removes the chalky film, and gets rid of that terrible chemical odor
Oven door window: Use full strength vinegar to scrub that glass clean. It will remove all of that grease, and give you a sparkling shine.
Odors in a plastic container: Dampen a paper towel or cloth with vinegar. Drop it in the container. Let it sit overnight. Wash as you normally would.
Dishwasher: Add a cup of vinegar to an empty cycle once every 3-4 weeks for a fresh dishwasher. This also helps to avoid mineral and soap built up.
Cloudy glasses: Saturate a paper towel with a vinegar spray. Wrap the paper towel around the glasses and allow to sit for 7-20 minutes. Apply to the inside as well. Rinse with hot water, and dry. The cloudiness will be gone.Image Credit: hausenhome