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Vinegar is invaluable in the laundry room in helping to pretreat stains, soften water, set colors, and . Use the distilled white vinegar in your laundry but cider vinegar will work in a pinch though.
In the laundry:
To keep colors from running soak in vinegar before washing. Also new black jeans should be washed the first time in 1 cup of vinegar and cold water to help keep the color from fading to gray.
Prevent lint from clinging to clothes by adding one cup
vinegar to each wash load.
Remove tough stains by using the vinegar straight on coffee, tea, grass, ketchup, mustard and red wine stains . Then wash as usual.
Remove perspiration and deodorant stains from clothes by pouring vinegar on stains and lightly scrubbing before washing.
When dyeing fabric, add a cup full of distilled
vinegar to the last rinse to set the color.
Nylons will look better and last longer if a small amount of vinegar is added to rinse water.
Static cling: A good way to control static cling is to add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the last rinse cycle of your wash.
Rinse silks in a mixture of 2 tablespoons ofvinegar, capful of baby shampoo, and 2 pints cold water. Rinse and fluff in a cold dryer.
If you wash delicate items by hand and a small amount of vinegar to the water when washing.
Clean nylon or polyester shower curtain by washing in hot water and a cup of vinegar.
Let graying white socks and old dish cloths soak in hot water and 1 cup of vinegar to freshen and whiten.
Remove that stiffness in new clothes by adding 1 cup of vinegar to the wash cycle.
Soak mildew items in 2 cups of vinegar and as warm as suitable for fabric. Wash as usual. Maybe repeated if needed.
In the rinse cycle:
Use in the rinse cycle to cut soap residue.

Get rid of lint in clothes by adding 1/2 - 1 cup of vinegar
to the rinse cycle depending on the size of your machine.

Keep your fabric colors bright by adding a 1/2 cup vinegar to the rinse cycle.
Remove cigarette and other odors from clothes by adding a cup of vinegar to rinse cycle.
Clean excess soap from clothing by adding vinegar to the rinse cycle.
Add 1 cup of vinegar to the rinse when washing wool blankets to rinse out excess soap and soften the blankets. Also works just well to rinse cotton, wool and acrylic sweaters and afghans.
Great for washing clothes for someone with allergies. Add a cup to the rinse to rinse water. The acid in vinegar doesn't harm fabrics but does remove any soap residue.
Replace your fabric softener by adding 1/2 cup of vinegar to the last rinse cycle of your wash to soften clothes.
Reduce lint and keep dog and cat hair from clinging to clothing by adding a cup of vinegar to the last rinse cycle.
Add 1 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle to keep diapers fresh. Also add a 1/4 of a cup of vinegar to the diaper pail to remove odor.
Add 1 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle with whites to prevent yellowing.
Maintenance of Equipment:
Clean steam iron by pouring vinegar into the iron's water tank. Turn to steam and iron on an old towel or cloth to also clean any yellow or burnt stains on the iron's plate and clean lines inside of iron. Let the iron cool and rinse the water tank out with clean water. Fill with water and use as normal.
Once a month pour one cup of vinegar into the washing machine and run the machine without clothes to clean machine and soap scum build up.
Remove salt stains from shoes by wiping with half and half of vinegar and water.
To remove dog or cat urine stains from carpets, mix 1 cup of vinegar with 2 cups water and 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap. Pour on stain and blot up immediately with old towels.
Use straight vinegar as a deodorizer for hockey bags.
Vinegar removes 82% of mold. Keep some vinegar in a spray bottle to spray on cutting boards and around bathtubs.
A small amount of vinegar added to water will clean 90% of all household germs.

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