Friday, March 26, 2010

Survival Tips and Tricks to Help You Save Money - Part One

Vinegar is a very useful item and is commonly found in everyone’s kitchen. Finding alternate uses for common household items is a great way to help cut down on your costs and prevent needless waste. Here are a few simple ways you can use vinegar that may help you save a little money.

1.) Soak new propane lantern wicks in vinegar for several hours. Then let your wicks dry completely before using. Your wicks will last longer and burn brighter.

2.) Soak hardened paint brushes in hot vinegar. Then wash your paintbrushes out with warm, soapy water to soften up the bristles so it can be used again. No need to throw that dried out paint brush away.

3.) When patching drywall, you can prevent the plaster used for patching from drying too quickly by adding one tablespoon vinegar to the water when mixing to slow the drying time.

Got vinegar?

Staying above the water line!



Gen-IL Homesteader said...

I didn't know vinegar could be used to fix old paintbrushes. That's good to know! I try to refrigerate them or wash them right away, but that doesn't always work, you know? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

it's a decent organic weed killer too!
Dean in az

riverwalker said...

To: Gen IL-Homesteader

You still need to clean your brushes with paint thinner, turpentine, etc. but the warm vinegar will soften the bristles and make them pretty decent to use later.



riverwalker said...

To: dean in AZ

Yep! Kills weeds and makes great pickled peppers!

Thanks dean!


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