The Many Benefits Of Adding Vinegar Into Your Laundry Routine

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Distilled vinegar is an unassuming yet mighty household product. You can use vinegar to clean and deodorize a number of things around the house, including your laundry! Want whiter whites, softer towels, and clothing that smells ultra fresh? Read on to learn all of the ways vinegar can improve your laundry routine.

Whiter Whites & Brighter Brights

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Over time, laundry detergent (both powder and liquid products) can build up and leave a filmy residue on clothing and linens. Because of vinegar’s acidic properties, adding a cup of distilled vinegar to your washing machine’s rinse cycle can help break down these detergent buildups, leaving you with whiter whites and brighter, fresher color for your clothes and linens.


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Do you have clothing or linens that are holding on to stubborn odors, even after they’ve been through a wash cycle? Just add vinegar. Sweat, campfire, smoke, and other stubborn smells can be broken down by adding a cup of distilled vinegar into your machine’s rinse cycle.

Softer Fabrics

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Most traditional fabric softeners are filled with artificial scents and harsh chemicals. If your clothing, towels, or other linens are feeling stiff and scratchy, add a cup of distilled vinegar to the rinse cycle. Your laundry will come out feeling much softer!

Eliminate Static

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We all know how much static our laundry can hold, particularly in the winter when the air is drier than usual. Adding a cup of distilled vinegar to your rinse cycle helps prevent laundry from sticking together, even after the dry cycle.

Natural & Safe

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Most commonly used laundry products (detergents, fabric softeners, stain removers, and dryer sheets) are filled with harsh chemicals and artificial scents. Using these products can provoke allergies in some people, and irritate your skin. Because vinegar is a completely natural product, it’s safe to use as an alternative in your laundry routine.

You’ve likely used vinegar to clean certain areas of your home before, but hopefully these tips have taught you all of the ways vinegar can benefit your laundry. I’m going to keep a jug of vinegar near my washing machine so I remember to use it while doing laundry this week!