9 surprising ways to use vinegar at home

2. Pets
Dogs and cats can suffer from an itching and scaly skin, in and around the ears. Particularly when you have a pet with hanging ears such as a Labrador or Golden Retriever, you often have to deal with this problem. Mix 1 tablespoon of vinegar with 4 tablespoons of water, put a clean cloth in and let soak for a while. Then use the cloth to clean the inside of your pet’s ears. Do you have unwanted cats in your garden and are they using it as a toilet? Vinegar is the solution. Spray or pour a little vinegar on the spot where they relieve themselves, and before you know you are no longer bothered by cats, because they abhor vinegar.

3. Dishwasher
Using vinegar in the dishwasher has two advantages. The first advantage is that it is a cheap, effective rinsing agent for glasses, plates, and cutlery. The second advantage: vinegar can help clean the dishwasher. Once a year, or more often if you have hard water, pour a cup of vinegar in an empty dishwasher. Use a short programme, so the machine is decalcified, and the greasy dirt disappears. That is very useful! You can also use the agent for your car…

4. Car
Vinegar can be used to clean windows and as an air refresher in the car. You can even add it to the window cleaning fluid to keep the windscreen shiny. Attention! Only proceed after consulting with your garage or when it is mentioned in the manual. Vinegar is sufficiently acidy to damage some motor components, so do not proceed if you are not 100% sure. Another option is to dilute vinegar with water, to keep the windows frost-free.