Monday, August 16, 2010

Just a little tip

This may or may not be a news to you, but vinegar is a very versatile product. You can cook with it, clean with it, and a host of other things.  I have recently read about using it as a a substitute for fabric softener and I decided to try it today.  I gathered up some blankets and set up the washing machine like I normally would, except I filled my fabric softener ball with plain old white vinegar.  I was so surprised to find that the blankets came out of the dryer softer than they usually are!  There was no trace of any kind of smell, either.  I learned how to do laundry the "proper" way in college from my friend Danielle, and thanks to her I am very picky about how my laundry is sorted, washed, and how it smells.  I used Downy for years but I switched to Gain about 2 years ago because I liked the smell better.  However, I think I can get over thinking that my clothes have to smell a certain way when it means I"ll be saving about $10 every 6-8 weeks by not purchasing fabric softener!  As long as they're clean, I'll be just fine!  Try it out and let me know what you think!

Do you have any other uses for vinegar that you'd like to share?


  1. i've never used fabric softner in my life! i just throw it all in the washing machine and put it on warm. in a few rare occasions, i will have a cold pile though. it drives my mom crazy! i might try the vinegar though.

  2. i don't understand the whole warm/cold thing. jean did my laundry last weekend on warm and it actually made the colors brighter and the stains come out.