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Distilled White Vinegar
Vinegar in the Laundry

Photo by MML

The mild acid in distilled white vinegar acts as a whitener and brightens dingy clothes in the laundry. To get stained white socks and dingy dishcloths white again, add 1 cup white distilled vinegar to a large pot of water. Heat to boiling and add the articles. Let soak overnight and then launder as usual. This should only be used on 100% cotton clothing.

Distilled white vinegar has many uses as a fabric softener, odor remover and stain remover.

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