6 Reasons White Vinegar should be in your Laundry Room


White Vinegar has become my go to disinfectant, but it is so much more powerful.  In addition, it’s frugal and chemical free which are two things that are very important to me.

Here are 6 reasons why you want to have a bottle of vinegar in your laundry room.

Brighten Colors – Repeatedly washing clothes can fade the colors or your clothes.  To prevent this and actually help brighten the colors, add 1/2 cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle when it’s half full.

Prevent Lint and Pet Hair from Clinging to Clothes – Just add 1/4 cup of white distilled vinegar in the rinse cycle and your clothes won’t be as likely to be lint attracters.

Take out Nasty Smells – Sometimes the laundry soap just doesn’t cut it when it comes to taking away odors in your laundry.  You can boost the deodorizing effect by adding a cup of vinegar when you add your detergent.  Plus, don’t miss my other money saving laundry trick for removing smells.

Soften your Laundry – Do you like to air dry your laundry?  It can make your clothes and towels stiff.  To make the items soft, add vinegar to your wash during the rinse cycle.  Depending on the size of the load, use 1/4 to 2 cups of White Vinegar

Remove Perspiration Odor and Stains on Clothing – Place undiluted white vinegar in a spray bottle.  Spray the vinegar directly on underarm areas before throwing items in the washing machine.  The vinegar will help cut through the deodorant and keep clothes from turning yellow.

Clean the Machine – Your washer does a lot of work for you, but you do need to clean it too every so often.  That’s because soap scum and mineral deposits build up in the hoses.  To fix this run an empty load with hot water and 2 cups of white distilled vinegar.  If your machine has an automatic detergent or fabric softener dispense, place the vinegar there before running.  To keep your machine running at peak, do this 4 times a year.

Don’t miss these other 25 great uses for Vinegar besides cooking and disinfecting.

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