While working over a hot stream iron @fairviewcleaners, the team like to talk about what domestic laundry hanks which will may help our customers at home. The Annie and Di have a cracker this week.
Following the last Wednesday Wisdom from Sharon with bicarbonate of soda which really works diluted with warm water on removing stale BO smells from sports clothes.
Annie and Di give you another great domestic tip this week to help resolve stale smells, laundry softener build up and crunchy towels
I personally have never done this before but Annie and Di helped keep me on track in the video below. Avoid using brown malt vinegar and Di corrected me with only using a distilled vinegar, like sarsons white vinegar that you can pick up in Morrison's.
By using a white distilled vinegar you will avoid that strong smell of ones you like on your chips.
Four common benefits of using distilled white vinegar in your laundry.
1) Removes softener buildup on clothes.
Normal detergents can cause a soapy or slimy feel which accumulates over time leaving streaks or roughness on towels, clothes and sport wear. Simply add 1 cup or 2/3 of a mug of distilled white vinegar direct into your washing machine drum or where the detergent would go. This will clean your clothes without the use of the harsh chemicals found in some commercial laundry detergents. The build up can show as a yellow haze on whites of fading on colour. Using vinegar can help reverse these effects
2) Vinegar can act like a fabric softener.
When you laundry reaches the last spin Just add add cup of white distilled vinegar to the last rinse cycle. This will act like a natural but effective fabric softener. The added benefit is that it also fixes the machine musty odour too.
3) Pre - treat stains with vinegar.
Dilute 1/2 cup of vinegar in 4/5 litres of water. Apply this to the stains on your fabric with a clean cloth or soak the stained area. Once you see the stain release then wash your clothes as normal afterwards.
4) Prevent static build up on clothes and sports wear.
If you have ever had clothes with feel they cling to you a little, then add 1/2 cup of white distilled vinegar to the last rinse cycle of a laundry load. This will prevent the static that makes the clothes stick to you and also can help remove the build up of lint.
Safety first note: never mix bleach and vinegar in a laundry mix as there is a poor chemical reaction
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