Monday, 2 January 2012

Vinegar Use on Laundry, Clothes

Use in laundry to cut soap.
 
Get rid of lint in clothes. Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle.
 
Prevent lint from clinging to clothes: Add one cup vinegar to each wash load.
 
Keep bright colors from running. Immerse clothes in full strength vinegar for 10 minutes before washing.
 
Freshen up the washing machine. Clean the hoses and unclog soap scum. Once a month pour one cup of vinegar into the washing machine and run the machine through a normal cycle, without clothes.
 
Brighten fabric colors. Add a 1/2 cup vinegar to the rinse cycle.
 
Take grease off suede. Dip a toothbrush in vinegar and gently brush over grease spot.
 
Remove tough stains. Gently rub on fruit, jam, mustard, coffee, tea. Then wash as usual.



Remove perspiration stains from clothes by applying one part vinegar to four parts water, then rinse.
 
Deodorant and anti-perspirants stains may be removed from clothing by lightly rubbing with distilled vinegar and laundering as usual.
 
Cotton and wool blankets become soft, fluffy and free of soap odor if 2 cups of distilled vinegar are added to the rinse cycle of the wash.
 
Clothes will rinse better if a cup of vinegar is added to the last rinse water. The acid in vinegar is too mild to harm fabrics but strong enough to dissolve the alkalies in soaps and detergents.
 
When dyeing fabric, add a cup full of distilled vinegar to the last rinse to set the color.
 
Nylon hose will look better and last longer if 1 tablespoon of vinegar is added to the rinse water when washing.
 
To obtain a sharper crease in your knit fabrics, dampen them with a cloth wrung out from a solution of 1/3 distilled vinegar and 2/3 water. Place a brown paper bag over the crease and iron.
 
Excess laundry suds that develop during hand laundry may be eliminated by splashing a little vinegar into the second rinse. Follow this with another rinse in plain water.
 
Deodorize a wool sweater: Wash sweater, then rinse in equal parts vinegar and water to remove odor.
 
After a hem or seam is removed, there are often unsightly holes left in the fabric. These holes can be removed by placing a cloth, moistened with distilled vinegar, under the fabric and ironing.
 
Unclog steam iron by pouring equal amounts of vinegar and water into the iron's water chamber. Turn to steam and leave the iron on for 5 minutes in an upright position. Then unplug and allow to cool. Any loose particles should come out when you empty the water.



Clean a scorched iron plate by heating equal parts vinegar and salt in a small pan. Then rub the solution on the cooled iron surface to remove dark or burned stains.
 
Looking for brighter whites or bolder colors? The answer just might be white distilled vinegar. It’s a safe and inexpensive way to boost the power of your detergent and add a little more muscle to your stain remover. With vinegar in the mix, your clothes have never looked better.Prevent lint from clinging to clothes by adding 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar to the wash cycle.
 
To remove soap residue that makes black clothes look dull use white distilled vinegar in your final rinse.
 
Get stained white socks and dingy dishcloths white again. Add 1 cup white distilled vinegar to a large pot of water, bring it to a rolling boil and drop in the articles. Let soak overnight.
 
Some stains on clothing and linens can be soaked out using equal parts milk and white distilled vinegar.
 
Before washing a mustard stain, dab with white distilled vinegar.
 
Attack spaghetti, barbecue, or ketchup stains with a white distilled vinegar and water solution.
 
Remove perspiration odor and stains on clothing, as well as those left by deodorants, by spraying full-strength white distilled vinegar on underarm and collar areas before tossing them into the washing machine.
 
Forgot that you left wet laundry in the machine and it now smells moldy? Pour a few cups of white distilled vinegar in the machine and wash the clothes in hot water. Then run a normal cycle with detergent.
 
Remove smoky odors from clothes by filling the bathtub with very hot water and 1 cup white distilled vinegar. Hang the garments above the steaming water and shut the door so the steam can penetrate the fibers.
 
Keep the steam iron clean and in good working order by getting rid of mineral deposits in steam vents and spray nozzles. Fill the water chamber with a solution of equal parts white distilled vinegar and distilled water. Set it in an upright position and let it steam for about 5 minutes. When the iron is cool, rinse the tank with water, refill and shake water through the vents onto an old cloth. Test before using.
 
Remove scorch marks from an iron by rubbing it with a warmed-up solution of equal parts white distilled vinegar and salt. If that doesn’t work, use a cloth dampened with full-strength white distilled vinegar.
 
Remove musky smells from cotton clothes by sprinkling them lightly with white distilled vinegar and then pressing them.
 
Get water and salt stains off shoes and boots by wiping them down with a solution of equal parts white distilled vinegar and water.
 
Give patent leather shoes and bags a better shine by wiping them down with white distilled vinegar.
 
Leather articles can be cleaned with a mixture of distilled vinegar and linseed oil. Rub the mixture into the leather and then polish with a soft cloth.
 
Patent leather will shine better if wiped with a soft cloth which has been moisten with distilled vinegar.
 
Get cleaner laundry! Add about 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar to the last rinse. The acid in white distilled vinegar is too mild to harm fabrics, yet strong enough to dissolve the alkalies in soaps and detergents. Besides removing soap, white distilled vinegar prevents yellowing, acts as a fabric softener and static cling reducer, and attacks mold and mildew.
 
Eliminate manufacturing chemicals from new clothes by adding 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar to the water.
 
Remove soap scum and clean the hoses of your washing machine with white distilled vinegar. Periodically run the machine with only a cup of white distilled vinegar in it—nothing else added to the wash cycle.
 
Bring out bright colors by adding 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar to the rinse cycle.
 
Fluff up wool or acrylic sweaters (hand- or machine-washed) and rid them of soap smell with 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar in the last rinse water.
 
Get rid of the tiny holes left along the hemline when you take out the hem of any garment by moistening a cloth with white distilled vinegar, placing it under the fabric and ironing.
 
Spots on clothes caused by cola-based soft drinks can be removed from 100 percent cotton, cotton polyester and permanent press fabrics if done so with in 24 hours. To do it, sponge distilled vinegar directly onto the stain and rub away the spots. Then clean according to the directions on the manufacturer's care tag.

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