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Frugal Laundry Booster

Why You Should Add Vinegar to Your Wash Loads



Vinegar Laundry Booster

Photo © Erin Huffstetler

We've all seen the commercials for laundry boosters that promise to whiten our whites and remove our toughest stains, but guess what? You don't need them.

For a frugal laundry booster (and we're talking pennies a load frugal), just add a cup of white vinegar to your washer's rinse cycle. It's one solution that's as simple as it is effective.

The Benefits of a Vinegar Laundry Booster

Vinegar Will:

  • whiten your whites
  • brighten your colors
  • eliminate static-cling
  • remove lint
  • prevent the dye in new clothing from running
  • kill any bacteria present in your laundry
  • remove soap residue from fabric and your machine
  • soften your laundry, without the use of fabric softeners
  • neutralize any odors

Why This Works

The acetic acid in vinegar acts as a solvent and disinfectant – just what you need to fight your toughest laundry challenges.


As with any cleaner, you should avoid all contact with the eyes and prolonged contact with the skin

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