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Freshening Sour Laundry

When a load of wet laundry got left in the dryer for a week the smell was horrendous. I soaked the whole load in the washer overnight with a cup of vinegar in the water, then drained it and rewashed with laundry soap. As good as new!

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By cath alksnis (Guest Post)
December 16, 20040 found this helpful

I use vinegar as a rinse aid in my dishwasher, it cut through grease and has many more uses that you just wouldn't believe!!!

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By Teri (Guest Post)
December 29, 20080 found this helpful

Does vinegar work in the "rinse agent" compartment of the dishwasher to lessen spots? I've been reading so many advantages to vinegar, I was just wondering about this use! May have to give it a try and "post back"!

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By Teri (Guest Post)
January 6, 20090 found this helpful

OK - I'm hooked - I've been using vinegar in the bleach AND fabric softener compartments for "smelly teenage boy" laundry - WOW - what a difference! Also, had some towels that sat in the washer for 24 hours - phewey! One more time through the wash w/ the double hit of vinegar - ta-da - no more smelly towels! Went to the local $1 store and stocked up on vinegar! Plan to read more uses, too!

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October 29, 20130 found this helpful

I'll have to try the vinegar, but I've found baking soda works great as well. I don't measure, but just take the box and shake it once around the perimeter of the washer bin - possibly a quarter of a cup for a large load.

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