sign up (free!)
Wash towels in 1 cup of vinegar on hot, then again with 1/2 cup of baking soda on hot. They will smell 10 times better ... you don't realize how musty & gross they smell over time! 10 Time, Time Better, Better You, Musti Smell, 1 2 Cups, Baking Sodas, Smell 10, Wash Towels, Towels Smell
Also on these boards
Wash your load of towels on the hot cycle and add 1 cup of vinegar… just hot water and the vinegar, nothing else. Let the washer do it’s job. Then, if you still smell a little bit, rewash with just hot water and 1/2 cup of baking soda. Again, no detergent, just baking soda and hot water. Voila!
#3 Use vinegar & hot water to clean paintbrushes. Fill a small bowl with 1/2 vinegar, 1/2 hot water, soak for 30 minutes. If you have a brush that's really dirty and has dried paint on it, put your brush in a small pot and cover the bristles in vinegar. Bring the vinegar to a boil and let simmer for a few minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool before you remove the brush. Once it's cool, wash it with water and you should be able to gently clean all the paint off really easily.
Wash your towels in hot water with a cup of vinegar, and then run again in hot water with a half-cup of baking soda. That will strip your towels from all of that residue and mildew smell and will actually leave them feeling fluffy and smelling fresh. ***Do not add laundry detergent to either wash. Just once with vinegar and once with baking soda. *** This trick also works well with wet bathing suits that were left to dry.
How to take care of your washer so it lasts - Once a month, add a cup of Distilled White Vinegar and a cup of baking soda during the HOT cleaning cycle. Pour them directly into the drum. Then, add about ½ cup of vinegar and ½ cup of baking soda into the detergent dispenser.
Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelling funky. Recharge them by washing them once with hot water and one cup vinegar, then a second time with hot water and half cup baking soda. This strips the residue and leaves them fresh and able to absorb more water again. Works like a charm!
Fill your sink with hot, hot, hot water. Then fill each wine bottle with hot water and drop it into the sink. Next, add this secret potion: 1/2 cup baking powder 1 Tbsp dish soap 2 cups white vinegar Once you add the vinegar to the sink, it will get all fizzy for a second.AND THE LABELS COME OFF:-) good to know for wine bottle vases
Refresh Old Towels: Start with a washer full of old towels. wash with hot water and one cup vinegar, once the cycle is done, wash again with hot water and half cup of baking soda! Then, stick in the dryer and be ready to enjoy fluffy and fresh towels!