Vinegar is an important ingredient to add to your household products: it is useful for cleaning the entire house. Mixed with baking soda, it becomes an ultra powerful cleaner.
But today, it's laundry tips we're about to show you.
And not only are these tips super effective, they will also save you a lot of money on cleaning products and electricity costs.
Here are 7 laundry tips:
1) It makes fabrics smoother and softer:
Add 1 cup (250 mL) white vinegar in the liquid softener compartment and start a normal laundry cycle. This tip is as good for adult clothes as it is for baby clothes and towels! Never will your towels have been so soft and your clothes so smooth, as white vinegar helps remove lint from the fabrics. White vinegar also serves as an antistatic.
2) It eliminates bacteria:
It is wrong to believe that only detergents containing bleach can remove bacteria on clothing. White vinegar can handle this task single-handedly.
Since washing machines can contain a lot of dirt and bacteria, add 500 ml (2 cups) of white vinegar to the soap compartment and start a normal cycle to disinfect your clothes.
3) It preserves colors:
Manufacturers would never reveal this trick, but white vinegar is super effective at preserving the colors of your new clothes.
Add 1 part white vinegar to 1 part water and soak for a few hours before a normal laundry cycle to preserve the colors of your clothes.
4) It's a natural bleach:
White vinegar is a powerful natural bleach and is ideal for whitening all your clothes that have gotten greyish overtime.
To whiten your clothes, simply add 250 ml (1 cup) of white vinegar to the water before starting your cycle.
For grayer than gray clothes, add 2 parts white vinegar to 5 parts water.
5) It eliminates dark circles around the collar and armpit stains:
Spray pure white vinegar on recent stains and machine wash normally. For older stains, double this treatment.
6) It eliminates bad smells:
Eliminate odors from socks and sportswear by adding 250 to 500 ml (1 to 2 cups) of white vinegar to your laundry.
7) It cleans and disinfects the washing machine:
Add 1,250 ml (5 cups) of white vinegar to the washing machine to remove all dirt, bacteria and soap scum.
This treatment should be done at least once a month.