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Pinner said: My grandma taught me this many years ago. Refreshing towels I use this trick all the time since I noticed my towels smelling funky. It works! - Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelly. Recharge them by washing them once with hot water and 1cup vinegar, then a 2nd 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!
Updated! Magic of Dryer Sheets: How I Get Rid of Those Stubborn Bathroom Rings
dryer sheet discovery, I’ve learned tons of other uses for these little laundry wonders. Use to get sticky dust right off of furniture, blinds and baseboards. Cleans up cooktops and greasy cupboards quickly. Soak paintbrushes in warm water with a dryer sheet and watch the paint come right off. Clean dead, icky bugs from the car. Wipe pet hair off of clothes and furniture. Run over thread before sewing to keep tangles away.
clean top loading washing machine. The color of the water after the vinegar soak....my God, the horror. WHAT has been IN my machine?? 2 years of baby laundry, that's what.