Vinegar as a Fabric Softener

This is more of a comment rather than a tip because I got the tip here in the first place!

I finally got around to trying white vinegar as a replacement for fabric softener. It works! In some cases I added it to a little liquid softener that I like but when I was totally out of softener a couple days ago I washed towels with just the vinegar in the softener dispenser and wow, they came out really soft and didn't smell like vinegar either!

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Give it a try. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Vinegar is natural and is pretty cheap too! I just bought a huge jug of it yesterday for $2.08 and sometimes it goes on sale.

Oh and I also washed some tops of mine with the vinegar for softener. I let them drip dry and they came out very soft and smooth!

I am so glad I read thriftyfun because I would never have known to use vinegar in the wash otherwise!

By Debbie from Illinois

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Vinegar as a Fabric Softener

This really works! I love the way my clothes smell and feel. (09/05/2006)

By AnnMel

Vinegar as a Fabric Softener

Hey. This sounds like a great idea and I'm going to try it tomorrow. Talk about pinching pennies. Vinegar is so inexpensive. Thanks. (09/05/2006)

By maggie3956

Vinegar as a Fabric Softener

I have used vinegar, not to add softness, but to get rid of the musty smell in the towels and it works great! (09/05/2006)

By Persnickety Paula

Vinegar as a Fabric Softener

I have been using vinegar as my fabric softner for a few years and love it. If you have someone who is scent sensitive then you may want to use vinegar instead of fabric softner.

Zig (09/06/2006)

By Ziggee

Vinegar as a Fabric Softener

I tried this the other day and I love the results! Fresh smell, softness, and cheap. Also great for my front loader that has a tendency to collect water. Wonder why I never knew about it? (03/18/2008)

By sc from indy

Vinegar as a Fabric Softener

I not only use vinegar as a softener, but I use 2 cups of water with 1/4 cup of white vinegar to clean all of my windows, mirrors and glass. It is much better than Windex and other cleaners which have a wax base. The first time you clean everything, add 1/4 tsp. of dish washing detergent to the mixture to remove the wax buildup. From that time on, just

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use the vinegar and water mix. Saves so much money and works so much better. (08/22/2008)

By Janice

Vinegar as a Fabric Softener

I've heard that using vinegar will destroy the elastic in things so you might want to just use it in your towels and bedsheets. I don't think I would use it ith your stretch jeans or blouses. (03/31/2010)

By eveh

Vinegar as a Fabric Softener

I did this the other day when washing towels and I was pleased to see it works as well as this site said it would. Yay cheap vinegar, more money in our pockets! (11/24/2010)

By SuzyQ82

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