Although I previously posted “Effective Ways to Use Vinegar to Clean Your Home“, I wanted to go a little deeper and post about using vinegar in the laundry.
Using vinegar in the laundry will give you brighter whites and bolder colors. It is non-toxic and an inexpensive way to give your detergent a little oomph in the washing machine.
Adding 1/4-1/2 cup of white distilled vinegar to the final rinse will help prevent your clothes from yellowing, remove soap buildup from your clothes, soften your clothes and attack mold and mildew.
Although vinegar is sometimes listed as a static reducer, I haven’t found that to be the case. After washing my clothes, I use 1/2 of a dryer sheet to eliminate static. I am able to use that same 1/2 sheet for about 4-5 loads.
My husband and both of our daughters have sensitive skin, so I would like to stop using dryer sheets entirely. After researching natural ways to eliminate static, I came across aluminum foil dryer balls. I have read great things and hope it works for me. Wish me luck! 🙂
Do you currently use vinegar or aluminum foil dryer balls in your laundry? Do the dryer balls really reduce static? Can you recommend any other natural solutions? Let me know!
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