In your measuring cup, mix one full cup of vinegar and one cup of hot water together. It doesn't need to be boiling, just hot. Pour this mix down the drain and then cover the drain with a drain plug. It's important to let this sit for 10 solid minutes. This is where the drain clearing magic happens.
Cleaning sterling silver jewelry: Line a plastic or glass container with aluminum foil. Place silver jewelry on the foil making sure each piece touches the foil. Sprinkle baking 1T soda and 1T salt over and cover with 1c boiling water. Use a spoon to swirl the jewelry around until it is untarnished. (I did this and was amazed how fast it worked and how clean my sterling was!)
One of THE BEST. Put in a spray bottle and put in every room with water. Use to remove hard water spots on faucets, showers, floors. Use in laundry to boost cleaning (seems to make water wetter) A LOT cheaper than Lime Away and actually works better! ;)
Remove urine stains (from potty training or pets) from a mattress, upholstered furniture, carpet, etc. Pour 8 oz. hydrogen peroxide into a measuring cup, add 3T baking soda and stir till dissolved. Pour into a spray bottle, add a drop or two of dishwashing soap (Dawn, Palmolive, etc). Shake it up then spray it on the stained area. When it dries, the stain should be gone. (Test in an inconspicuous place first to be sure the solution doesnt remove the color from the fabric.)
Vinegar uses: (1) Remove bacteria and pesticide residue from produce- Use 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water, wash produce thoroughly. (2) Clean windowsand countertops - Use a 50%water and vinegarmixture to clean windows and countertops. (3) Remove showerand bathtub film- Use vinegar full strength on an old wash rag. (4) Toilet bowl stains- Use white distilledvinegar full strength with a scrubber. (5) Furniture polish- Use a 50%ol