Last Updated on January 9, 2019
Vinegar is widely known for its multi-uses and the majority of people would either use it plain or add it to other ingredients in order to get their clothes clean without spending a fortune! Adding this miracle laundry detergent to laundry is in fact considered one of the oldest tricks that still work wonders today!
That’s not everything as using this natural and inexpensive laundry detergent will whiten, brighten, soften your clothes and kill the unpleasant odors in your laundry!
It softens Denim and Blankets
Vinegar can soften hard jeans and make the blankets cleaner and softer. No wonder why it’s widely known as a wonderful fabric softener!
To use it, it is enough to add a half or even an entire cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle for jeans and the same goes for other laundry. As for cotton and wool blankets materials, you can very simply add about 2 cups of white vinegar to the rinse cycle.
It Kills Laundry Odors
The good thing about using vinegar is that it can help you get rid of nasty and unpleasant odors such as sweat and mildew odors. So, next time you are putting your clothes in the washing machine, don’t hesitate to add a little bit of vinegar to the rinse cycle. However, if the odors are tough such as smoke, you can add one entire cup of vinegar to kill the odor.
You have pets at home and you are daily struggling with their fur that keeps shedding and sticking to your clothes, well worry not! This issue can be solved in the blink of an eye! All you need is to add about half an entire cup to the rinse cycle and voila! The problem is over!
Vinegar can also be used to clean your irons. However, before you apply it to the iron, make sure it’s cool and turned off. When you can, pour about half a cup of distilled water and another half cup of vinegar into the reservoir and then turn the iron on at its maximum heat level. Next, steam a cloth for about 15 minutes in order to clear out all its deposits.
Great! Allow the iron to cool off and then pour the liquid out. As for the outer plate of the iron, you can clean it with a paste of baking soda and vinegar.