Vinegar in your laundry? Why you might give it a try

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If you’re looking to soften fabrics, get rid of odors and brighten clothes, look no further than simple white vinegar.  This simple and household chemical is more powerful than you thought. Here are a few ways it can benefit your laundry:

No harsh chemicals needed

One ½ cup of vinegar in your washing machine can replace any other detergent. It’s also hypoallergenic and more earth friendly than most detergents you can buy at the store.

Vinegar breaks up stains and won’t cause new ones.

Unlike bleach, vinegar won’t cause colors to fade or disappear completely. It also naturally removes soap buildup which can cause yellowing on white fabrics and fading on dark fabrics. It’s often used to brighten colors.

Removes odors

Vinegar is known to neutralize odors and can even combat tough smells like pets and smoke.

Reduces static

Pet hair and dust can’t cling with less static. This results in softer, lighter feeling fabrics.

Clean the machine

Vinegar not only removes soap build up from your clothes but it can help wash your machine too. Your machine collects a lot of dirt and grime as it cleans your clothes. Letting it run with a cup of vinegar can help fight that grime that can cause odors if left untreated.

While vinegar is a useful tool it may not be the best solution for every situation. It’s best to dilute it when using it and use only white or apple cider vinegar.

If doing laundry isn’t your thing, you can trust the staff at Legend Cleaners to do the job! Take advantage of our free pickup and delivery and have your clean and fresh clothes dropped off at your door.

Legend Dry Cleaners has been serving the community of Ahwatukee since 1999, and has expanded into the Phoenix communities of Chandler, Maricopa, Mesa, Tempe and coming soon to Gilbert! We offer exceptional eco-friendly dry cleaning, laundry, wash/dry/fold, wedding dress & gown cleaning, and alterations in Arizona. Our East Valley locations have free pickup & delivery and 24-hour drop boxes. For more information call: (480) 460-5343

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