Vinegar has these 6 advantages for your laundry

Admittedly: vinegar isn’t known for smelling great, and fabric softener is. So why would you replace the lovely scented fabric softener with a shot of vinegar? We’ve put the six reasons in a list.

1.  Cheaper

A bottle of natural vinegar doesn’t cost a thing… we can’t say the same about fabric softener. It is therefore a much cheaper alternative that works just as well. Vinegar makes your clothes just as soft.

2.  No irritation

Whereas fabric softener residue in your clothes can sometimes lead to irritation, vinegar is much less likely to cause itching. If you have sensitive skin or abrasive clothing, vinegar can be a solution.

3.  Descaling your washing machine

Vinegar is a true multi-tasker. While making your clothes nice and soft, it can also reduce lime scale buildup in your washing machine. This leads to a longer lifespan for your washing machine and gets rid of bad smells. Two birds, one stone!

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4. Less static

Especially in the winter our clothes can get staticky and ruin our hair. If you use vinegar in your laundry this will be a thing of the past because its acidity fights the static in your clothes. Nifty!

5. Color retention

It doesn’t just make your clothes softer; it also helps your clothes keep their color. It’s always nice knowing your favorite shirt won’t be ruined after just a few washes! Vinegar helps not only colored laundry loads but also protects black loads.

6. Less damaging

Natural vinegar’s name says it all: natural. It is therefore less polluting when it enters the water than fabric softener. This agent is often a lot more chemical and therefore less friendly to the environment.

Dosage and smell

As we said before, the smell of vinegar isn’t great. No worries, after your laundry is dry, the sharp odor will quickly go away. Don’t use too much vinegar. If you have hard water, use about a coffee cup of vinegar. In areas where soft water is used, a small tablespoon is enough.

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