Most cleaning products fall into one of two categories: toxic or expensive. While both types will clean almost anything, there’s a third option. It’s inexpensive and not at all harmful to humans. It’s multi-purpose as well–one container will take care of laundry, kitchen cleaning, even bugs and weeds. This “miracle cleaner” is vinegar.
The following are some tips on the use of vinegar for your cleaning your laundry.
To keep colors from running in the wash, soak in vinegar before washing.
To make your “blights brighter”, add 1/2 cup vinegar to the rinse cycle.
To decrease lint on clothing, add 1/2 cup vinegar to the rinse cycle.
To remove scorch marks from an iron, rub with a mixture of vinegar and salt.
For fresher cloth diapers, add one cup distilled vinegar to the rinse cycle. This will break down uric acid and remove both lingering stains and scents.
To remove soap residue from the washing machine, run an empty (no laundry) cycle with one cup vinegar added.
Many persistent stains can be removed with vinegar: coffee, chocolate, ketchup, jam, cola, wine. Gently rub stain with vinegar, then wash.
To remove the smell of smoke from clothing, add a cup of vinegar to a tub of hot water. Let clothing hang in the same room for several hours.