Someone else said it, but I'll say it again; my sister put me on to using 1/4 cup of white vinegar in the laundry rinse cycle. Replaces fabric softener and dryer sheets, and the clothes smell fine! I am waiting for DH to help me put up a clothesline! I also use less detergent than called for... with dirty ,stained clothes, I often pretreat with liquid detergent that I premeasured for the wash, so I don't need any more soap, but it does double duty! Also run my wash on soak cycle instead of regular wash, so washer doesn't have to run as much, but clothes get cleaner, IMO; gentler on the clothes too; then run on final rinse with vinegar to get all the dirt and soap out.
Love the cleaning recipes and suggestions here! Thanks! I'll "give 'em a go"!
- 9/18/2008 8:19:26 PM