Today I begin a 10 day Vinegar series. I am super excited about this series because I think every one of you will learn new vinegar tips for how you can use vinegar in, and around, your home. I definitley learned a thing or two while I was writing the series! So without further ado let’s talk laundry!
#1 Cleaning the Washing Machine
Many of you have probably already read my post about how to clean the washing machine but if you haven’t you should check it out! Using vinegar is a great way to get rid of soap scum and to disinfect your washing machine.
#2 Vinegar as a Fabric Softener
Did you know that instead of purchasing over-priced fabric softeners you can use white vinegar? It works great, it’s all natural and not only does it work great to soften your fabrics but it also helps prevent lint from sticking to them. “Add 1/2 pint of white distilled vinegar to your rinse cycle.”
#3 Anti-bacterial rinse
Worried about germs? No problem! “Add 1/2 pint of white vinegar to [the] rinse cycle” to kill any bacteria that might be lingering in your laundry.
#4 Prevent Color Fading
We all hate it when our dark clothes get lighter and lighter with each wash but by adding a little vinegar to each load you won’t have to worry about it anymore! To brighten the color of your clothes, and prevent them from fading, forget purchasing expensive anti-fade products, simply “add 1/2 pint white vinegar to your wash cycle to brighten up the colors in each load”!!!
#5 Prevent Color Bleeding
Even worse then color fading is color bleeding! I hate it when I turn a white towel pink or my white socks gray! From now on “if you purchase an item of clothing or fabric that you think will run, soak [it] in a few cups of undiluted white vinegar for 10-15 minutes” before washing it for the first time. “You can also add 1 cup of white vinegar to the last rinse, and that will set the color” of your clothes or fabrics. No more pink underwear for the hubby!!!
That’s all for today, but click HERE to read day 2 of Using Vinegar in the Laundry Room.
This series is based on a book I received from my mom at Christmas. All items in quotations are referenced from Vinegar: 1001 Practical Household Uses.