52 Week Challenge- Ideas For Saving Money: Use Vinegar

52 Week Challenge: Ideas for Saving Money- Uses for Vinegar

52 Week Challenge: Ideas for Saving Money- Uses for Vinegar 52 Week Challenge- Ideas For Saving Money: Use Vinegar

It’s another week in the 52 week challenge! How are you doing so far? Are you keeping up with putting the money in your jar or bank each week? If you need help with weekly reminders, then sign up for our 52 week challenge newsletter!

This week you are depositing $18 in your money jar. Or if you’re doing the challenge in reverse, then $35. Or if you’re making up your own challenge, then be sure to deposit that money!

Here’s this week’s money savings tip: Uses for Vinegar

I am not sure why I forgot this ideas for saving money 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!


Did you miss a week of the 52 Week of Saving Tips? You can find them HERE!

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Why should You  join the 52 week money savings challenge?

Most families are on the constant look out for ways to save more money. This challenge is easy and doesn’t require you to do a lot each week. It starts out with just saving a $1 on the first week. Or, if you’re doing the challenge in reverse, then $52 bucks.

It’s an easy way to save money and it does work if you apply just a little self-discipline and you are determined to save money.  And having a goal is a good way reach your saving objective. Below are a few saving goal:

  • You can use the money you saved to pay for your Christmas at the end of the year.
  • Go on a vacation
  • Jump-start a college fund
  • Pay off debt
  • Buy a car
  • This could be your first time actually saving money in a bank account

The reasons for saving extra money are endless!But the key is getting started!

People tend to do better when faced with a challenge (of any kind).

  • You will receive a weekly email reminder telling you to make your deposit into the bank or jar
  • You will also receive a weekly savings tip on a way that you can save that week.
  • You will receive inspiring stories and ways to save money each week!
  • Many people and blogs start out doing this challenge within their communities. But by March, most have fallen off the band wagon. As you can see,by just looking at our 52 weekly challenge archive, you can see that we kept up with it each week.
  • I’ve personally and successfully completed this money saving challenge two years in a row! I am doing this challenge right along with you and to encourage you along the way. And if you need to tweak it to fit your families needs, save more , etc. then I am here to help you with that too!
  • You can find out more about the 52 Week Challenge HERE

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  1. stephanie
    May 5, 2015

    I use vinegar mixed with water in a spray bottle and clean my floors and windows. I also mix vinegar and water to soak my veggies and fruits to clean them.

    • May 5, 2015

      Great tips, I love how versatile Vinegar is!! Thanks for sharing your tips!

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