One of my grandma's cleaning secrets was cleaning her beautiful hardwood floors with Vinegar + Water. Yep, that's it. She told me after I asked her what she used to keep them so incredibly beautiful and shiny. They were always gorgeous. I tried it a few times, loved it, but somehow fell out of the habit.
Well, yesterday I learned a tip that vinegar and water softens the skin on your feet, so I was soaking my feet in the magical softening elixir. It really does work! While remarking how incredible it was, I knocked a little onto the wood floor. I thought, "My God, Grandma!!! I'm so sorry I forgot!" I got up and washed the entire floor and boy does it look gorgeous.
What else does vinegar do? Well about a year ago I had a manicure. I'm a pedicure girl, but rarely get manicures, because I'm not really a girl to that level! In this manicure, I apparently got a nail fungus on my several fingers. I've been trying to get rid of it with home remedies, and it is almost gone, but I wanted to get rid of it completely. Well, soaking in vinegar my fingers in vinegar just a couple times a day even has improved it in just two days.
I noticed when I was soaking my hands in it that the new sterling silver ring I got at an estate sale this morning was getting clean! So, I plopped it in the vinegar and it is now gorgeous!
My dad was the master of home cures having grown up in a little farm town. Vinegar is great for soothing sunburns, and he would have me drink vinegar when I had a cold. He had other uses for it that I can't remember, but check out this awesome website for more tips: http://www.vinegartips.com/Scripts/
Vinegar is certainly a Lazy Woman tool that will now be a staple in my cupboards!