- Rub light carpet stains with a mixture of 2 tablespoons salt dissolved in 1/2 cup white vinegar. Let the solution dry, then vacuum. For larger or darker stains, add 2 tablespoons borax to the mixture and use in the same way.
- Add 1/2 cup baking soda to your usual amount of liquid laundry detergent to give you whiter whites and brighter colors. The baking soda softens the water, so you can actually use less detergent.
- Adding 1/2 cup baking soda in top-loading machines (1/4 cup for front-loaders) also increases the potency of bleach, so you need only half the usual amount of bleach.
- Use equal parts white vinegar and water to wash both the interior and exterior of your fridge, including the door gasket and the fronts of the vegetable and fruit bins. Thus vinegar gives an effective safe cleanser for your refrigerator .