There are many different tasks we must do around the home and one of them is to do laundry. For some of us, it is a task that we put off until the last moment and for others, it is their pride and joy. Regardless of how you look at it, you want to make sure you do the best job possible.
Of course, it doesn’t matter who we are, the chore of doing laundry can be challenging at times. We tend to come across some rather difficult items and stains and sometimes, we might even have a stinky item or two. If this is what you are facing, there is a solution you have and it is in your kitchen.
Thankfully, we have discovered that there is a natural way to deal with those laundry problems and it comes in the form of vinegar. When you use it properly, it can work very well with your other detergents in knocking out some of the tougher fights you might be facing in the laundry. Not only that, it is a reasonable fix that will save you plenty of money. It also fits in well with many cleaning recipes that you might have used in the past.
If you aren’t yet using white vinegar when doing laundry, it’s time to start using it. Take a look down through the different ways that vinegar is used. After reading it, you are sure to want to rush out and buy a big bottle.
1. Goodbye Odors – Many of the commercial detergents we use are nothing more than perfume that covers up the stench of laundry. Vinegar, on the other hand, removes them. It doesn’t matter if it is mold, armpit smell or anything else, vinegar attacks the bacteria causing the stink.
For mildew on towels, add 2 cups of distilled vinegar to a washer full of hot water. Run the towels on normal and they rinse with a clean load.
If you are doing clothing, add up to 1 cup of vinegar. You can also presoak in the mixture for 20 minutes prior to washing.
2. No stains
If you come across any tough stains, vinegar can handle the problem. Spray vinegar full strength onto the stain and allow it to sit for 15 minutes before washing. You can also presoak in a mixture of 1 cup vinegar and 2 cups warm water
3. Dark Clothing – Don’t let your darks fade. Put up to 1 cup vinegar in the final rinse.
4. Lint and Static – Static lint is repelled from white vinegar, as is pet hair. Put 1/2 cup of vinegar in the rinse cycle
5. Soften the load
Vinegar is a natural softener, breaking down the detergent residue. This is especially true of towels.
6. Reverse Bleeding – Wash damaged goods in 1 cup of distilled vinegar in a tub of water with your regular detergent
7. Whiten your clothes – Something else that white vinegar does it to whiten your clothes and remove stains. Add 1.5 cups of vinegar in the wash cycle.
If you use hot water, soak white, stained items in 1/2 gallon of hot water and 2 cups of vinegar overnight.
If you are concerned about the smell of vinegar, there is not reason to worried. The smell goes away during the drying process. Make sure you take advantage of this marvelous natural gift. Stock up and make sure you have plenty on hand.
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