Monday, January 21, 2008

Just a Spoonful of Vinegar!

It has recently come to my attention that vinegar has many common uses. Here are a few of the practical ideas that have been shared with me and one caveat!

-I am the queen of leaving wash in the washer for extended periods of time. I could give a thousand excuses but the point is that Clancy the Pants enlightened me. When your wash is icky you run it through with a cup of vinegar and the VOILA the stink is gone.

-I get 'fustrated' (in the words of D&E) when shampoo appears to magically stop working. The residue that builds up and leaves hair feeling dirty is maddening. Shellbait has kindly advised that a vinegar rinse on your hair will remove the residue. TA DA!

-White distilled vinegar can be used as a household cleanser. Due to it's level of acidity it's effective for killing most mold, bacteria, and germs. Cleaning with white distilled vinegar is a smart way to avoid using harsh chemicals and it is environmentally friendly and very economical. Wow!

-What we recently discovered and WOULD NOT advise is using vinegar as a means to cease hiccups. Marcy and Jeff were here for dinner and games recently. Marcy suggested a teaspoon of vinegar as a remedy and insisted her family has always successfully used this method. Jeff's last words were, 'I'm not going to throw up, am I?' and before that spoonful could hit his stomach BAM he barfed all over the table! We all scattered and everyone including Jeff broke into belly aching hysterics! Consider yourself forewarned!

What makes this even funnier is that Ellie uses a cup full vinegar at the counsel of her doctor in her bath to resolve skin irritation. It works well for this purpose and Ellie affectionately refers to the vinegar as her 'bum juice'. Now she is telling everyone that Uncle Jeff drank her bum juice and 'frew up'!

On the B Side: I am grateful for those who do not offend easily, for those who have a sense of humor and are able to laugh at difficult situations despite distress. I am also grateful that I wasn't the one with hiccups! ;)

3 shout outs:

Fiagle Family said...

Ok but how do you stand the smell of it!!

Clancy Passey said...

k, that was freakin' hilarious!!! The mental images were too great! (or not so great, but they made me laugh out loud all by myself) thanks for the pick-me-up! I have now been through all three stephenie meyers books three times, and the first one four times.... can you say froot loop?

Shellie said...

Sally insists on cleaning wood floors with a white vinager solution but I've tried and I don't think it works on my floor.

To clean out my microwave I put in 1/2 vin and 1 cup water in a bowl and then microwave for 5 minutes. The crap comes off so easy and gets rid of all odors.