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Vinegar Tips – Long Lasting Cut Flowers & More

These vinegar tips will have your home and garden purring like a cat in no time at all. 

Vinegar has so many uses. Since it has antibacterial and antifungal qualities, its use as a cleaner is often toute.

But don’t let it stop there., From its usefulness in the garden to helping to keep your cut flowers to last longer, vinegar is the boss!

Keep reading to discover ways to use vinegar that you might not have previously thought of.

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Vinegar Tips to Keep your Cut Flowers Fresh and home clean

Here are some of my favorite things that vinegar can be used for.  I am sure there are hundreds other that you may come up with. 

Keyboard cleaning

Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a bucket. Dampen a clean cloth in the solution and used it to clean off your computer mouse and keyboard.

Room Freshener

Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar, and spritz wherever a freshening is needed. The vinegar will neutralize the odor, so that your home smells like your home instead of a covered up flowery scent.

Drain cleaner

Just use a funnel to pour in 1/2 cup baking soda followed by 1 cup vinegar.

Deodorize sponges

Soak your sponges in a container of white vinegar and leave them overnight. Squeeze them out in the morning, and they will be refreshed and ready for use.

Weed killer

Use a watering can, a spray bottle or a pump-sprayer to apply the white vinegar and use the mixture to spray on weeds in your garden.

Make flowers last longer – my favorite tip

To keep cut flowers fresh longer (or even perk up the ones that have drooped) add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and 1 tablespoon of sugar to a vase of water.

The vinegar will act to destroy some of the bacteria and your cut flowers will last days longer than just plain water.

Keep your carved pumpkin fresh

Make a soak of 1 part white vinegar to 10 parts water and place your carved pumpkin it it for 30 minutes. The anti-bacterial features of vinegar will help to make the carved pumpkin last longer.

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Do you have any other vinegar tips that you would like to share?  Please leave them in the comment section below.

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Bruno Borer

Friday 24th of May 2019

Work for a floral products company that supplies retailers with cut flowers. Started adding white vinegar to the floral solution. So far the results seem good. The vinegar increases the acidity of the water and retards the growth of bacteria. Even after a week the water remains clear, odorless and the flowers look better than they have after spending a week in the solution without vinegar. Safer than bleach. Wondering if there would be even more benefits by adding apple cider vinegar to cut flowers...?


Friday 24th of May 2019

Hi Bruno, I don't think it would make any additional difference to add the apple cider vinegar.

Jack Titchener

Monday 23rd of October 2017

I never knew you could use white vinegar to get your flowers to last longer. I have been thinking about sending my wife flowers everyday this month since it is our aniversary. I'll have to consider picking up some vinegar so that they can last longer.


Friday 24th of April 2015

This is very informative, I wish i can apply this useful tips for my cut flowers at home. Thanks for sharing tips.


Thursday 25th of September 2014

Bring 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar to a brisk boil on stove with lid on pan then turn it off and remove lid and cover mouth with hand and inhale through nose to relieve sinus headaches.


Thursday 25th of September 2014

Great tip. Thanks for sharing it Bobbi! Carol


Saturday 20th of April 2013

Run a load of clothes with white vinegar to freshen washing machine.

Sunday 21st of April 2013

Great tip McCatherine. Thanks for sharing.

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