I use straight up vinegar in my laundry!
Laundry Vinegar Tips
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It all started with my husbands undershirts. No matter what I did, they just got dingy, especially the underarms. After researching my options, I decided to give white vinegar a try.
Top 5 Reasons that I love using White Vinegar in my Laundry
- vinegar naturally softens
- helps to eliminate odor
- helps eliminate lint in new towels (I know – I had to try it to believe it)
- mix it with a little baking soda for stains
Beware, you will get a little fizz when you mix vinegar with baking soda! Just mix it well, dab your scrub brush in it and scrub the stained area.
Tip – It’s also great for freshening up your drains, just pour a little baking soda down the drain followed by a cup of vinegar.
I was so excited to find these ribbed white towels, I just knew I would love them! I threw them in the washer, dried them and placed them in our bathroom. All fresh and clean, ready to dry off with. You won’t believe the lint they left on our bods. I grabbed them up, put them back in the washing machine, set the dial to hot water and added 1 cup of white vinegar to the softener cup. The vinegar did the trick, eliminated the white fuzz!
I have a top loading HE washer and I noticed that if I closed the door, there was always a little bit of an odor, even though the washer looked clean. After using the white vinegar I don’t notice the smell any more.
I place a cup of vinegar in the fabric softener dispenser cup, just like you would fabric softener. It naturally softens the clothes and keep everything fresh. I have never noticed a vinegar smell and on occasion I will add a little lavender essential oil to the mix.
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33 thoughts on “Laundry Vinegar Tips plus more”
Great tips Debbie!! I love using vinegar too!!
Oooh! Thank you for these tips! I am doing a ton of laundry today and totally needed this! Pinning for later!
Thank you for all these great tips. I’m going to be trying them this week.
I love using vinegar and I love the tip about adding lavender!
I absolutely love vinegar. Great tips here that I did not know, so thanks, Debbie. Will try…oh, there’s my dryer beeping now! Pinning for later!
Thanks Julie, I’m washing clothes today too!
I love using white vinegar when washing my towels. But you had a couple of new tips to use it…awesome! Thank you! Pinning and Happy New Year dear!
Thanks Laura! Happy New Year to you too!
Debbie, Awesome tips, thank you So much for sharing this. We use vinegar a lot. I’d forgotten how well it works in the rinse cycle and did not know about the stain removal! This tip will save us loads of $$ from throwing away stained shirts! Happy New Year!
Thanks Wendi! Happy New Year!
WOW – I didn’t know this about vinegar! Gonna get a measuring cup and some laundry vinegar! Thanks for sharing! Pinning!
Thanks Doreen! Happy New Year!
These are such great tips. I’ve used vinegar in our drains, but haven’t tried it for “pit stains” or in the washer. Definitely doing this now. Thanks for sharing!
Ooh definitely trying white vinegar in the washer tomorrow! Thanks for the tip Debbie! Happy New Year!
I am excited to try your tips, Debbie. Thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year. xoxo
Love these tips, thank you! Happy new year
I am all about vinegar and baking soda – I love how well they clean everything. You’re natural citrus cleaner looks amazing – I can’t wait to try it.
I started using vinegar in the rinse cycle a few years ago and it really does make towels come out nice and fluffy.