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The Ultimate Doing the Laundry with Vinegar Quiz
by Staff
Looking for an inexpensive and chemical-free stain treatment? Allow us to introduce you to vinegar -- soon to be your laundry's best friend. Take our quiz and learn how vinegar can be used to remove stains and brighten whites.

What vinegar is recommended for laundry use?

  • distilled white vinegar
  • malt vinegar
  • balsamic vinegar

On what types of garments should you avoid using vinegar?

  • cottons
  • dry clean only
  • silks

How much vinegar should be used when using it as a fabric softener?

  • half a cup
  • one cup
  • half a gallon (two liters)

How can you make blankets soft and fluffy?

  • Soak them in a mixture of one part vinegar to one part water.
  • Add two cups of vinegar to the last rinse cycle.
  • Add two tablespoons of vinegar to the laundry detergent.

How can you clean leather using vinegar?

  • Soak the leather garment in one quart of vinegar to two quarts of water.
  • Use a mixture of one cup of boiled linseed oil and one cup of vinegar.
  • Add a cup of vinegar to the last rinse cycle.

How can you brighten clothes using vinegar?

  • Soak clothing in one gallon of warm water and one cup of vinegar.
  • Add two cups of vinegar to the last rinse cycle.
  • Add two cups of vinegar with the laundry detergent.

What can you do about coffee and tea stains?

  • Spray the stain with vinegar and salt.
  • Spray the stain with pure vinegar.
  • Soak stain in a solution of 1/3 of a cup of vinegar and 2/3 of a cup of water.

What are the ingredients in a vinegar-based, rust-removal paste?

  • salt
  • baking soda
  • ammonia

What is another ingredient in a vinegar-based stain remover?

  • ammonia
  • salt
  • lemon juice

How can you get rid of gum using vinegar?

  • Dab the gum stains with vinegar and pour boiling water over.
  • Soak the gum stains in pure vinegar for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add a cup of vinegar with the laundry detergent.