Vinegar Value - Ten Ways To Make It Work For You


A non-chemical alternative

Our obsession with sparkling clean laundry has never been worse, and many of us are apt to purchase the latest laundry product that promises to deliver the ultimate cleaning experience. While scouring the shop supermarket aisles, we should pause for a moment when we reach the condiments section. A bottle of vinegar costs less than fifty pence in most retail outlets and it can clean clothes better than some of the more renowned brand names. Not only that, because it contains no chemicals it, vinegar protects clothing, and prevents many of the problems we experience when using washing machines these days. So, to get good value and longevity out of our favourite fashion pieces, here's a list of our personal top ten handy hints to make your bottle of vinegar work for you.
  • Add half a cupful of vinegar to your washing machine detergent compartment. It will keep the mechanics clean.
  • Pour half a cup of vinegar directly onto clothes before washing. It will maintain their original colour.
  • Use vinegar as a substitute conditioner. It has natural softening properties and can be easily dispensed in the conditioner compartment of your washing machine.
  • The acid in vinegar is a great stain remover. Rub it directly onto stains and leave to soak in.
  • Vinegar is great for eliminating annoying soapy residue. Add a few tablespoons to your normal wash for squeaky clean clothes.
  • Vinegar eradicates offending aromas such as nicotine and food. Dose your garments for maximum freshness.
  • To remove stubborn stains, soak a garment in hot water and vinegar overnight. The end result will truly surprise you.
  • Vinegar can remove irksome electric static and animal hair that tends to cling to clothes. Add a few tablespoons for clean and smooth lines.
  • Vinegar is a great cleaning solution for hand-washed smalls. See the results for yourself.
  • De-scale your washing machine and keep the mechanics in good condition by adding vinegar.

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