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Laundry & Vinegar Question

Hi there,

I must be having a brain fart or something today because i couldnt find this in the Memories. How much vinegar would i use in the final rinse cycle for a full load of laundry. I told my husband about the vinegar (instead of fabric softener) and he wants me to prove it this weekend.  

Thank you in advance,


P.S. Will it really also prevent static cling because its really dry here in our part of Alberta. ??


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Jul. 4th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
1/2 cup. Yes, it does help with static cling.
Jul. 4th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
Jul. 4th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
Although, not as much as fabric softener (especially dryer sheets), so it may or may not "prove it" to your husband. It does actually soften the fabric well though.

I also second dryer balls below for softening and fluffing, but they may actually generate a little static.
Jul. 4th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure about vinegar, but I got four of those dryer balls you can buy at Linens'N'Things and similar, and I haven't had any static since. I'm in Edmonton too.
Jul. 4th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
You can also use clean tennis balls! :)
Jul. 4th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
If your climate is dry it won't help much I'm afraid. I live in the desert (Arizona) and it just didn't work for me at all.
Jul. 5th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
My textile class teacher told me that you don't really need fabric softner at all. What she does is give her clothes a hard shake before hanging them on the line. This is suppose to make the fibres in the fabric stand out again, after being all flattened during the wash. She swears by it, and says her towels are always really fluffy.
Jul. 5th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
best ways to prevent static cling

1) don't mix synthetic and natural fibres in a dryer load. the synthetics make the statics. 100% natural fibres also take longer to dry, and overdrying synthetics is what makes the static

2) remove your synthetic stuff from the dryer when it's 90% dry, and hang it up somewhere. towels,, jeans & other cottons can be dried 100%. not sure about other natural fibres

good luck!

Edited at 2008-07-05 01:53 am (UTC)
Jul. 5th, 2008 06:23 am (UTC)
I use 1/2 cup, and it does soften my clothes, but I do get static. What helped was using the dryer balls in addition to the vinegar- it really reduced the static.
Jul. 5th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
Vinegar didn't work for me as a static-reducer on my synthetic clothing, but what did work was filling a spray bottle with about 1/2 water and 1/2 glycerine and using that on the clothing after it was dried. Just test and make sure it won't stain before you spray the whole thing!
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