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    How do you use this? When do you add it to the wash, how much, etc?

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    I just started using vinegar this past month, so far I only use it in clothes that I hang on the clothesline, I haven't tried it on clothes that I put in the dryer yet. I've noticed that the clothes seem fresher and softer.

    Michelle, I put about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of white vinegar in my rinse water.

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    i have used ammonia but never vinegar. I guess it should do the same thing. I was worried that my clothes would smell bad but they don't. I have even dried them in the dryer after. Alot cheaper than softner sheets.

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    Never have, but heard it works just as good as Downey (minus the April Fresh smell)

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    My gosh! You learn something new every day! I had no idea that vinegar could be used for a clothes softener! I learn so much here from all of you. I'm going to try this! Thanks!

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    I always thought that my clohtes would come out smelling like vinegar.

    Learn something new everyday


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    I tried the vinegar and it works great.
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    Put the vinegar in your old Downy ball! Works great if you don't have a fabric dispenser area on your washer.

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    I have been using vinegar for at least 10 years. I recently bought some liquid softner. I felt like trying to do like my mom. I think I wanted to build a connection or something. I know it sounds weird, but my mom and I don`t have much in common. lol

    Vinegar works great. I also use between 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup. I just put in the area in my washer where I would normally use softner. Of course you don`t get the smell of softner.


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    Default using vinegar as a fabric softner

    I have used vinegar as a fabric softner for about a year now. I have alot of friends that think I am weird...but oh well....I enjoy saving money!

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    I use white vinegar for so much, including fabric softener. Not only does it work as a softener, but it's also a rinse agent. It will rinse away any soap residue left in your clothing, which extends the life and color.
    When you clean your carpets, if you go over it a second time with just water and vinegar it's a great way to get the any soap reside out of the carpet - soap residue will attract dirt. Your carpets will be cleaner and brighter.

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    I use 1/4 cup vinegar in the rinse. Dh never even knew until recently. Now he's doing it too!

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    I use vinegar in the Downey ball too... In addition I use baking soda in the rinse after bleaching to remove the clorine and bring the PH back in to balance ......

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    Super ideas and yes they work!

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    I use diluted liquid fabric softener in a Tupperware pickle container (they have the little strainer thingy you pull up to drain the juice)... just cut kitchen sponges in half and toss them in the container. Wring one out and throw it in the dryer with each load.
    Any container would work just as well though.

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