The Ultimate Doing the Laundry with Vinegar Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

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 is the vinegar of choice for use in the laundry. But if you don't have any on hand, apple cider vinegar can be used in a pinch.


On what types of garments should you avoid using vinegar?

Do not use vinegar on dry-clean-only garments.


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

When using vinegar as a laundry softener, add half a cup to the last rinse cycle.


How can you make blankets soft and fluffy?

To make cotton or washable wool blankets soft and fluffy, add two cups of vinegar to the last rinse cycle.


How can you clean leather using vinegar?

Dab dirty spots on a leather garment with a mixture of one cup of boiled linseed oil and one cup of vinegar.


How can you brighten clothes using vinegar?

You can brighten dulled clothes by soaking them in one gallon of warm water and one cup of vinegar, followed by a clear water rinse.


What can you do about coffee and tea stains?

Soak stain in a solution of 1/3 of a cup of vinegar and 2/3 of a cup of water, then hang the garment out to dry.


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

A vinegar-based rust-removal paste can be made by mixing salt and vinegar. Either apply it to the stain and leave it in the sun, or apply it to the stain and pour boiling water over the stain.


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

A great pretreatment stain remover combines half a cup of vinegar, half a cup of ammonia, half a cup of baking soda, two squirts of liquid soap and two quarts of water.


How can you get rid of gum using vinegar?

Soak the gum stains in pure vinegar for 10 to 15 minutes, then launder as usual.


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