Just use it! I have seen several articles that will tell you that you need the cleaning grade vinegar. You don’t. Regular ole’ white vinegar works wonders and can be used in so many areas of your home. My favorite use for it is as a fabric softener in conjunction with my homemade laundry detergent. (No your clothes will not be left smelling like vinegar!) We also use vinegar before vacuuming our carpet. It is much more effective than the icky powders that can stay trapped in the fibers of your carpet. Vinegar is also a great tool for anyone who owns a pet and needs to get rid of pesky pet odors.