Did you ever think about using vinegar in your laundry?
Vinegar is a cheap and healthy alternative that’s good for the environment and for you and your family.
You can use distilled white vinegar in your regular laundry routine to take out stains, make stiff towels soft again, and get rid of smells. How does vinegar work as a cleaner?
Vinegar is a really strong cleaner because it’s very acidic. The white distilled kind is awesome for cleaning your home because it has a pH of 2.5. This means it can get rid of soap scum, stains from hard water, and even sticky glue.
But, you should know that the pH changes depending on the type of vinegar. For example, cleaning vinegar, which has up to 10% acetic acid, has a pH of about 2.0. But for laundry, it’s best to use the regular 5% solution.
Here are 6 ways you can use white vinegar to make your laundry better when you use it the right way:
1. Say Goodbye to Smells
Vinegar can help get rid of bad smells without using fake fragrances that might hide the stink or bother your skin. Whether it’s mildew, sweaty clothes, or just a general unpleasant odor, vinegar can handle it. It kills the bacteria that makes things smell bad.
For towels that smell like mildew, add 2 cups of distilled vinegar to a hot water wash. Put in your towels, start the regular wash, and if you want, do another wash.
To remove smells from clothes, add half to a cup of vinegar during the rinse cycle. Another option is to soak really stinky items in a mix of 1 cup vinegar and cold water. Let them sit for about 20 minutes before washing.
2. Bye-Bye Stains