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How Is Vinegar A Solution To Many Of Your Laundry Problems

Are you struggling to remove stains or maintain the hues of clothes? Try these vinegar hacks for laundry issues.
  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial
Published -15 Feb 2022, 13:00 ISTUpdated -15 Feb 2022, 13:22 IST
vinegar use while washing clothes

Vinegar is an essential household product that you can find in every house. Did you know that it is a magic solution to many laundry problems? It is a natural product that is safe to use on clothes, does not harm the skin and remains eco-friendly.

Why Use Vinegar For Laundry?

Vinegar acts as a disinfectant and helps you to get rid of bacteria and germs. Its antibacterial properties allow it removes stains that are caused by bacteria. It also comes with bleaching properties that help maintain the white colour of sheets, towels and clothes.

Uses Of Vinegar In Laundry

Protects Colour 

vinegar protects colour

Featuring protective properties, vinegar is one of the best choices to prevent fading of colours of T-shirts, tops, dresses and pants. You have to mix water and vinegar in the ratio of 1:1 and soak the clothes in it before washing. 

After a few minutes, rinse the clothes with lukewarm water and wash them on a regular cycle. You can also add half a cup of vinegar while washing the load. It will do the trick.

Eliminated Bad Odour

Vinegar acts on the odour and neutralises it. Thus, it allows your clothes to smell fresh without leaving any funky smell behind. The disinfecting and bleaching properties act rigorously on the bacteria to remove musty odour.

Add one glass of vinegar to half a litre of water and soak the towel, shirt or top in it. You can also mix a few drops of essential oils or lemon for adding a pleasant smell to clothes. 

Preserves White Colour

vinegar preserves white colour

The bleaching properties of vinegar help maintain the white shade of clothes. When washing clothes in the hues of white, add one and a half cups of vinegar to them. Wash the clothes in a normal cycle.

If the white clothes have stains, it is advised to soak them in a mixture of hot water and vinegar. You can add a few slices of lemon for a fresh fragrance.

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Acts As A Fabric Softener

With fabric softening properties, vinegar is a good choice to wash woollens, towels and other thicker fabrics. You have to mix the product with an equal amount of water and soak the loads for a few minutes. Rinse the clothes in lukewarm water. 

Vinegar also prevents the pet hair and lint from sticking to your clothes. You will witness soft fabric that will not irritate the skin. It is a better alternative to chemically prepared fabric softeners. 

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Removes Stains

vinegar removes stains

In a gallon of water, add a cup of vinegar. The soapy build-up in the machine loosens up the dust, dirt and grease particles, making it easier for the chemical components in vinegar to remove the stains.

You can soak the soiled load in the mixture of water and vinegar before washing them in the machine. It prevents harsh brushing, muscle straining and damage to the fabric.

Vinegar also prevents the development of yellow stains due to sweating. It helps to avoid the streaking of clothes and cleans the washing machine as well. Try this wonder cleaning agent next time you wash your loads. Stay tuned with us using more household hacks. 


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