Once you know how to use vinegar in laundry you can save a small fortune on expensive products. No condiment is more helpful around the house than white vinegar. It even gets rid of hiccups.
How To Use Vinegar In Laundry
Remove wine stains from 100% cotton, cotton polyester and permanent press clothing by pouring straight, warm vinegar directly through the fabric. Launder immediately.
Use it as a fabric softener by adding 1 cup to the rinse cycle. This is particularly helpful for folks who like to line dry clothing since vinegar will help reduce that “crunchy” feeling air-dryed fabrics often get. Don’t worry, the smell will disappear long before the clothes are dry.
Eliminate mildew stink from towels, blankets and other items. Add two cups to the wash cycle — but NO soap, bleach, etc. — and use the hottest temperature allowed on the manufacturer’s label. Run the items through the entire cycle then immediately launder again with detergent.
Make blankets fluffy again by adding 1 cup of vinegar to the wash cycle. The vinegar will remove the fabric softener and body oil buildup that leaves blankets feeling matted.
Disinfect fabric without bleach, which can irritate sensitive skin and lungs. Just add 1 1/2 cups to the wash cycle along with your favorite detergent and run it through the hottest cycle specified by the fabric label. Note: if you’re using homemade laundry detergent or adding washing soda, wait until the rinse cycle to add the vinegar and then let it soak for 20 minutes.
Soften new jeans by adding 2 cups vinegar to the wash. This will set their color and help keep jeans from fading.
Get gum out of clothes by scrubbing it with hot vinegar and scrub brush.
Get rid of sweat stains by soaking the fabric for 10 minutes in a 50-50 solution of water and white vinegar then immediately launder as usual.
Of course, vinegar’s usefulness isn’t limited to the laundry room. Check out all the ways you can use vinegar around the house.
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