Laundry detergents and stains removers can be pretty expensive. If only there was a way to get your clothes clean without spending a fortune…

…that’s where vinegar comes in.

Yes, that’s right! Adding vinegar to laundry is an old trick that still works wonders today.  It will help you to do all sorts of things including removing stains, fluff up blankets and even clean your iron.

Discover why you should start adding vinegar to laundry today with the list of benefits below…

 1. Get rid of underarm stains

adding vinegar to laundry

Do you struggle with sweat stains? Soaking clothes in vinegar is a method that’s been used for years to banish perspiration marks the natural way.

Saturating the area in vinegar before laundering will remove even the most stubborn of stains, including solid residue from deodorants and body lotions.

Best of all?

Vinegar will also remove any unpleasant sweaty smells from your laundry – your clothes will come out smelling good as new.

2. Deep stain removal on collars & cuffs

In hot weather, underarm sweat stains aren’t the only thing to worry about.

If your previously pristine white shirts have begun to get grubby around the collar or cuffs, it’s time to get that vinegar out.

You can remove stains with vinegar by slowly adding it to bicarbonate of soda until a thick paste is formed. Rub the mixture into the stains before chucking your shirts in for a hot wash.

3. Clean cloth nappies & prevent nappy rash

Cloth nappies are much more environmentally friendly than disposable ones, but how on earth are you meant to keep them clean and soft?

Vinegar’s the answer!

Neutralise urine by soaking cloth nappies in a solution of 1/2 pint vinegar and 9 litres of water – it will also work to remove stains.

If you wash nappies in the washing machine, add 1/2 pint vinegar before the rinse cycle to equalise the pH balance. This is said to help prevent nappy rash in babies who wear cloth nappies.

4. Reduce lint

Another great reason to start adding vinegar to laundry is to reduce lint.

For an average load of laundry, add 1/2 a pint of vinegar to the rinse cycle and you’ll hopefully experience less lint.

5. Reduce stiffness in new jeans

Vinegar is a great fabric softener. Turn your new jeans inside out and add 1/2 a pint of vinegar to the wash – your jeans will be nice and soft when they dry.

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