After posting my Tips for using Baking Soda in the Laundry (and the FREE printable), so many of you asked me to make one for how to use vinegar in the laundry! I have lots of other vinegar tips on my blog but today I’m going to share 9 great ways to use vinegar in the laundry.
To soften clothes, and prevent lint from sticking to them, add 1 cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle.
To remove odors from clothes add 1 cup of vinegar to the load of laundry
To remove preexisting stains preteat with a mixture of 3 TBS white vinegar, 2 TBS liquid detergent and 4 cups of warm water. Rub the mixture into the stain, and then wash as normal.
Prevent Color Fading
To prevent color fading add 1 cup of white vinegar to the wash cycle.
Prevent Color Bleeding
To prevent new clothes from bleeding, soak it in a few cups of undiluted white vinegar for 10-15 minutes and then wash as normal.
To whiten dingy whites add 1 cup of white vinegar to 5 cups of water. Bring to a boil, remove it from the heat and add your dingy white clothes to it. Soak them over night and then wash them as normal.
Re-shape Shrunken Clothes
To reshape, or resize shrunken wool clothes, soak shrunken clothes in a solution of 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes resize the item of clothing and then let it air dry.
To kill bacteria in the laundry add 1 cup of vinegar to the wash cycle.
I use these vinegar tips with my laundry all the time! And because you asked for it I’ve got a FREE printable for you, for your laundry room!