Use white vinegar for all the laundry tips.
WARNING: Do Not us vinegar if you have added bleach to your rinse water. Will cause harmful vapors.
Clean Washing Machine
Once a month pour 2 cups of white distilled vinegar into washing machine. Set to run a full cycle empty. Helps clean out soap scum and disinfect washer.
Stop purchasing expensive fabric conditioners. Add 1/2 pint of vinegar to your rinse cycle. Keeps linens soft.
Stop Color Fading
Pour 1/2 pint vinegar into your wash cycle. Brightens colors in each load.
Soak any new clothes or fabric you think might bleed into other clothes. Soak your new clothes in 2 cups vinegar for 15 minutes before washing.
Pour 1/2 pint vinegar into rinse cycle, helps reduce lint.
Stop static cling
Pro-long life of nylons and swimsuit by adding 1/2 pint to rinse cycle.
Take Yellow Out of Clothing
Soak clothing overnight in a solution of 12 cups warm water to 1 cup vinegar. Wash next morning.
Blankets become soft and fluffy if you add 2 cups vinegar to rinse cycle.
Whiten Those Socks and T-Shirts
Add 1 cup vinegar to 2 1/2 pints of water into a large stock pot. Bring to a boil. Pour solution into a bucket and drop in socks or t-shirts. Soak over night. Wash next day.
Remove Odor from Clothing
To remove diesel, gas spills, cigarette smoke or mildew from clothing add 1/2 pint vinegar to rinse cycle.
Remove Blood Stains
Soon as possible, before the blood dries pour vinegar on the stain. Soak 10 minutes. Blot with a cloth or towel. Repeat if necessary.
Gently rub the spot with vinegar before washing. Next wash on hottest setting that is safe for the fabric.
Rub crayon stain with an old toothbrush soaked in vinegar. Wash immediately.
Wet the ink stain with vinegar. Rub in a paste of 2 parts vinegar to 3 parts cornflour. Let the paste dry completely before washing.
Dried on Stains
Pre-treat with a solution of 3 Tablespoons of vinegar, 2 Tablespoons liquid detergent and 3 cups warm water. Rub solution into the stain, blot dry and wash normal.
Remove Stains from Collars and Cuffs
Make a paste from 2 cups vinegar and 3 cups baking soda. Scrub area and let paste set for 1/2 hour before washing.
In a pail or bucket mix 1/2 pint vinegar, 16 pints of water. Helps neutralize urine and prevents staining. Soak and wash as usual.
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