52 Money Save Ways: Week 18: Use Vinegar

52 Money Save Ways: Week 18: Use Vinegar

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We’re into week 18 of the Money Save Ways tips. This series of weekly tips is to help you find ways to save money in your everyday life so you can find money you didn’t even know you had.  It is here weekly to help you follow along with the 52 Week Money Challenge. If you are following along, you should add $18 to you jar this week or $35 if following along in reverse. If you are new, it is not too late to get started! Just download the tracker chart so you can follow along!


52 Money Save Ways: Week 18: Use Vinegar

I am not sure why I forgot this money saving gem of a tip way back at the beginning of this series. It is one that I use a lot around my house. In fact, I am convinced that vinegar is like a miracle potion. One of my favorite ways to use vinegar is with cleaning. I can honestly say it cleans better than any commercial cleaner on the shelf.

What’s so money saving about vinegar use? For one, it’s very low cost and a little goes a long way. Also, it can be used for a variety of cleaning jobs, so it replaces many of the cleaners you buy.

One way I use it is for cleaning hard, stuck on foods like off the stove top and counters. I either spray it on directly, or I mix it with a little bit of dish soap in a spray bottle and use that. I am not kidding when I say it does better than any cleaner I have ever used. I have tried using those wipes that come in the container, bleach, stovetop spray and so on. With my vinegar/dish soap mix, I can spray ot on, come back in a minute and it wipes off with no elbow grease involved. The same concoction also cleans soap scum off showers.

I can buy a big gallon bottle of vinegar for around $2-$3 here. That bottle will last me a couple months. Since vinegar can be used on just about any surface, that little amount of money I spend on it, really saves me from having to spend an addition $10 or so on other cleaners each month.


What is your favorite use for vinegar when it comes to household tasks? Share your tips in the comments!


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1 Comment

  1. Lana Stanfield
    April 29, 2014

    I use vinegar in my laundry.It works great at taking odors out and leaves clothes soft too!

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