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Put Vinegar in Your Laundry for Whiter, Softer, Stain-Free Clothes

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While vinegar is mainly used to create the perfect salad dressing or other delicious meals, it is so much more powerful. 

It can help kill bugs in your house, especially those pesky lanternflies. 

However, vinegar is also amazing for your laundry! Here are 5 vinegar laundry hacks to make your clothes soft, white, and clean. 

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Vinegar Laundry Hacks 

Here are a few of my favorite vinegar laundry hacks that are so easy to do! 

1. Remove Stains 

My grandma always used vinegar before detergent became so advanced. The best thing is that it still works!

Depending on how big your load or how bad the stains might be, simply put ½ cup to 1 cup of vinegar while washing your clothes. 

It can help remove red wine, oil, coffee spills, and more! 

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2. Cleaner Clothes 

One woman swears by this next technique. All you need to do is add ½ cup of vinegar and pair it with just 1 tablespoon of baking soda. 

Pour this alongside your detergent. However, you need to pour it halfway through the wash cycle. 

Your clothes will turn out to be softer and will feel like brand new clothes! This such an easy hack to have cleaner clothes. 

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3. Whiter Clothes 

I’ve heard this one before as I’m sure most have as well. If you pour some vinegar at the start of your wash with whites, they will get brighter and whiter. 

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4. Softer Clothes 

You could even get rid of your fabric softener altogether and simply use vinegar because it’s that good. 

Vinegar will make your clothes softer after washing and drying them. It’s a cheaper solution if you can stand the smell when you pour it in! 

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5. No More Smelly Clothes 

Even though no one likes the smell of vinegar, it will even get rid of all the smelly clothes you have. 

Depending on how big your load is, use between ½ cup to 1 full cup of vinegar. 

Who knew vinegar had so many amazing benefits for your laundry! Next time you put in a batch, throw some vinegar in and be amazed. 

Who is going to try these amazing vinegar hacks? I know I will be! 

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I certainly will try them this evening!

Thank you for confirming the value of vinegar, I will definitely make it part of my washing routine.

Been using vinegar in my bath towels  for years, makes them softer and gets rid of the musty smell  they get.

White vinegar??


White vinegar ?????

I have used vinegar for several years as a fabric softener. I put it in one of those downey fabric softener balls. I will have to try just pouring it in during the wash cycle.

But if you have an HE washer, you can’t stop it to put anything in halfway 🙁

I can stop mine mid wash.  I hit the pause button…

I love these vinager hacks for laundry looking forward to laundry day!!
Who says that? No one ever!!

Be careful of using vinegar consistently in your washing machines! It can cause damage to the sealants in your machine, thus causing the machine to need repairs sooner than normal. There’s lots of information on the acidity of vinegar & how it’s not safe for washing machines. 

My mom was a starch beleiver in vinegar around households for all types of things . Here in the last few days have been cleaning and boxing old memorabilia from the past . And found the old vinegar handbook that was given to my mom by  one of my sisters way back in 1994 .  My mom used way before then for kinds of things . 

Thanks for the tip. I will definitely be trying this

Aldi has the cheapest price on distilled white vinegar.

I love these kind of tips. How can I print without everything becoming distored?

I use vinegar and Epson Salts for the same reason works wonderful for whites and coloured


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