White vinegar is an excellent natural ingredient that can efficiently clean many items in your household. This is environmentally-friendly product that is safe for your health as well, but very effective against odors, stains, and bacteria. Moreover, this product is easily available and very cheap that keeps the span of your laundry for a longer period of time.
- Natural Softener
Most commercial softeners are packed with chemicals that can harm your skin; therefore the use of white vinegar is a great alternative that will make your clothes softer. In the case of white vinegar there are not left residues on the laundry. For that purpose, add half a cup of vinegar to the last rinse cycle.
If you have children, we recommend this way of softening clothes as some commercial softeners affect the flame retardant properties of children’s clothing, particularly the pajamas. In addition to this, they contain allergens that can cause skin irritations. On the other hand, white vinegar is hypoallergenic and safe for children.
- Removes animal hair
For that purpose, you need to add ½ cup of white vinegar in the last rinse cycle thus preventing animal hair to stick on your clothes.
- Neutralizes cigarette or smoke odor
The cigarette odor or the one after having a barbecue can be very unpleasant, but the use of white vinegar can be very helpful. In order for your clothes to smell fresh you should add ½ cup of white vinegar to the wash cycle. You can as well as soak your clothes in one liter of water with a diluted cup of white vinegar. After that, wash your clothes as you usually do.
For dry removal of these scents you can do the following procedure: first fill the tub with hot water and then add a cup of white vinegar, and then hang your clothes or pillows or curtains, but make sure that the bathroom door is closed in order for the steam to penetrate the fibers.
- Keeps your washing machine
The washing machine needs to be cleaned as well so that your laundry is perfectly clean. It is inevitable for soap and mineral deposits to accumulate in the machine’s hoses and in that way limiting water flow and performance. Therefore, you need to clean it four times per year so that to eliminate soap scum and thus keep its pipes clean. Do a complete wash cycle which means that it needs to run empty on a hot cycle with added 2 cups of white vinegar.
- Refresh your clothes
Your black clothes can be dull and for that purpose you should add ½ cup of white vinegar in the final rinse cycle that will eliminate soap and detergent residue. Dirty white socks and tea towels can be nicely cleaned by using this method. In a large pot of water pour 1 cup of white vinegar. Bring the water to a boiling point and then pour it in a bowl and then place in it the dirty clothes. Leave them to soak during the night, and the following day wash them as always. Have in mind that this cleaning procedure can be applied on100% cotton fabric.
- Clean underwear
White vinegar reveals disinfectant and antibacterial properties, which makes it the ideal cleaning agent for your underwear. It successfully removes odors and stains, but at the same time preserves the delicate fabric of your underwear.
- Removal of stains
This natural cleaning agent will efficiently clean laundry stains, and for that purpose you need to soak it in a mixture of 1/3 cup vinegar with 2/3 cup water. Dry it in the sun and after that wash it as always.
- Great for your swimsuits
Your swimsuits will keep their color and be free of bacteria and any bad odor by using this washing method. Use a small basin and pour in it cold water by adding a ¼ cup of white vinegar. Allow for the swimsuit to soak for half an hour, and after that rinse gently and leave them to dry on the sun.
- Reduces static electricity
If you use white vinegar in the rinse cycle, there is a considerable reduction in static electricity, especially when you dry your clothes in a dryer. Do not worry about the scent of the vinegar as when the clothes dry out the smell is completely gone.
- Clean iron
Wipe your iron sole with a cloth soaked in white vinegar and a pinch of salt. After that, use paper towels to wipe it off and very quickly your iron will shine as new.