Although there are many things we can do around the home, one of the chores that takes place on almost an ongoing basis is laundry. It is important to know different tips and tricks about cleaning clothes, because it is one of those chores that has the potential to go horribly wrong.
When you buy a new piece of clothing, most of us take notice of the label. There are so many different instructions on how to wash your clothing, including what to wash them with, it can be quite difficult to keep up with it all. If you want to make your life easier and leave your laundry feeling fresh and soft, it’s time to head to the kitchen. No, I’m not talking about washing your clothes in the kitchen sink, I’m talking about bringing some white vinegar back to laundry room.
Here are 10 ways that white vinegar works awesome in the laundry.
1. Supplement Your Detergent
1/2 cup of white vinegar in the washing machine can boost the effectiveness of regular detergent.
Store-bought softener may leave your clothes feeling soft, but it may also leave some nasty chemicals behind. Pour a little white vinegar in the fabric softener compartment of your washing machine instead.
The acidic property of white vinegar makes deodorant and sweat stains less likely to haunt your laundry.
If you use powdered laundry detergent, it can leave residue behind. 1/2 cup of white vinegar in the washer can take care of that issue.
5. Neutralize Scents
When we are out and about, we can hardly control the odors that stick to our clothes but we can control them by adding some white vinegar to the washing machine. Bye-bye stinky smells!
6. Stain Remover
When dealing with a heavy stain, 1/2 cup of vinegar in a bucket of warm water may help. Allow your clothes to soak in the mixture overnight and wash them the next morning.
There are many types of fabric that love to collect an assortment of fuzz, animal hair and dust. Wash the clothes in white vinegar and notice how it is no longer a problem. You’re welcome
In the wintertime, wash your clothes with vinegar to eliminate static.
Before laundry machines were invented, it was necessary to wash clothes in a bucket. You can still do this for your delicates, by putting 6 tablespoons of vinegar in some water and hand washing them.
10. Clean Your Machine
Even the washing machine needs cleaned from time to time. Washing clothes with vinegar not only cleans your clothes, it cleans the machine.
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