bon appetit

By Lily Fink Harrington

Here are some things I like: A spotless house. Salad dressing. YouTube videos of cute kittens doing cute things. Things that serve multiple purposes. Green cleaning solutions. All these things have one thing in common (well, except for the kittens): vinegar.

Vinegar is an everyday household item that can be used for a million purposes around the house. It's environmentally friendly, effective at cleaning, non-toxic, and inexpensive. And it makes coleslaw taste delicious!

For most of these uses, your best bet is to use the plain old distilled white variety of vinegar, since it's colorless, widely available, and usually the cheapest. Buy it by the gallon and you can clear out most of those nasty toxic cleaners from under your kitchen sink. And if you're concerned about the smell, I promise it will disappear once the vinegar dries, which is more than I can say for some of those perfume-y chemicals.

Check out the slideshow above to find 12 unexpected uses for vinegar. Then, check out 20 Easy Ways to Clean With Vinegar from our friends at Style Me Pretty!

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