What’s a girl to do when it’s raining, too wet to work outside, and there is that itchy feeling in the back of your throat that usually indicates a cold?
Between throwing the tennis ball around for the dogs and laundry, I decided to keep up with my spring cleaning. Yes, I am still spring cleaning. I figured that if I work in one room at a time, it would be less overwhelming. The problem is, the cleaning has not stopped! The clutter just seems to be multiplying today. Since no one is here today, I think I may be able to fill a box for a donation to Goodwill.
While straightening the pantry (hey, I was there anyway), I was reading the back of the vinegar container. Did you know you can do more with vinegar other than making a volcano or making pickles?
Here are a few of my favorite uses from the label:
- Make a wrinkle spray by mixing 1 part vinegar with 3 parts water. Mist dried, wrinkled clothes and hand to dry.
- Protect your garden from unwanted pest by soaking a few rags with vinegar and place the rags in stakes around the garden’s perimeter. Be sure to resoak the rags every seven days or so. Hmm, there’s a thought.
- Ease the irritation from a sunburn, bug bites, poison oak or ivy rashes by dabbing the affected areas with a cotton ball that has been dipped in vinegar. This will defiantly come in handy as poison ivy begins to sprout!
- Clean produce you bought from the store by rinsing your fruits and veggies with 4 tablespoons of vinegar mixed with one gallon of water.
There are a multitude of other uses for vinegar such as a laundry booster and a drain deodorizer, but I’m not going to bore you with all of them.