Most people don’t actually realize the value that white vinegar has in the laundry room. Sure, maybe you know a stain-fighting trick or two using vinegar, but the uses for vinegar go even deeper than that. White vinegar can be found in any grocery store and is fairly cheap, it causes no harm to your washing machines and is harmless to a septic system! You must be dying to know what you can use white vinegar for by now… so here it is:
White Vinegar contains small enough traces of acetic acid, so as to not harm your fabrics, but is tough enough to act as a bleach replacement for fading whites. Add 1 cup of white vinegar to a pot of boiling water, then add the faded white clothes that need washing. Let the clothes soak in the water and vinegar mix for a few hours and then wash normally and you will notice the brightening of clothes.
White vinegar can also act as an all-natural, scent free fabric softener. Simply add about a half a cup of white vinegar to the final rinse cycle and the vinegar will work to soften your clothes. The all natural vinegar will prevent any sort of reaction that people often have from synthetic, scented fabric softeners.
Keep Clothes Dark
Yes, vinegar can help brighten whites, as well as keep dark clothes dark. White vinegar is all powerful in the laundry room! When washing darks, add half a cup of white vinegar to the final rinse process. The trace amount of acetic acid in the vinegar can remove soap or detergent residue that can make dark clothes look dull.
Soaking clothes with a vinegar and water mix can also help fight stains. White vinegar is one of the more underrated laundry products, and people don’t realize its many uses! Contact us with any questions about the uses of white Vinegar, or let us know what else you use white vinegar for!