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Apr 8, 2010

TIP OF THE DAY------Many Uses for Vinegar and Soda

Bath tub film

Bath tub film can be removed by wiping with vinegar and then with soda. Rinse clean with water.

Bottle cleaning

Unsightly film in small-necked bottles and other containers can be cleaned by pouring vinegar into the bottle and shaking. For tougher stains, add a few tablespoons of rice or sand and shake vigorously. Rinse thoroughly and repeat until clean or determined hopeless.

Carpet renewal

The colors in carpets and rugs will often look like they have taken a new lease on life if they are brushed with a mixture of 1 cup of vinegar in a gallon of water.

Coffee maker cleaner (automatic)

Vinegar can help to dissolve mineral deposits that collect in automatic drip coffee makers from hard water. Fill the reservoir with vinegar and run it through a brewing cycle. Rinse thoroughly with water when the cycle is finished. ( Be sure sure to check the owners manual for specific instructions.)

Cooking odors

To eliminate unpleasant cooking odors, boil a teaspoon of distilled vinegar in a cup of the room with the unwanted odor.

Dust reducer

Sponging away grease and dirt with a sponge dipped in distilled vinegar will keep exhaust fan grills, air-conditioner blades and grills dust free.

Grass killer

Unwanted grass can be eliminated from sidewalks and driveways by pouring distilled vinegar on it.

Leather cleaning

Leather articles can be cleaned with a mixture of distilled vinegar and linseed oil. Rub the mixture into the leather and then polish with a soft cloth.