Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 13
  1. #1
    Deal GURU
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    4,567
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default dumb laundry question?

    I am 33 yrs old with 5 kids and I have done a lot of laundry in my time - lol - so I should probably know the answer to this BUT...
    when we moved to this new house, the nice retired lady who lived here left behind some linens and towels and things... I am not sure how she did her laundry - but these towels smelled AWESOME and felt soft as a cloud a month after we moved in!! Mine MIGHT smell decent like a dryer sheet right when it's pulled out but does anyone have any idea how she might have done this!!!!
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    All of my posts were transferred from
    the budget101 Discussion list
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~

  2. The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to BiggerPiggyBank For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Deal GURU
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    4,567
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    Re: dumb laundry question?


    Try cutting out the use of actual fabric softner, cut the amount of
    detergent used in half, and use white vinegar in the place of fabric
    softner.

    That should help with the softness issues, not to mention cost you
    about half as much to do the laundry.
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    All of my posts were transferred from
    the budget101 Discussion list
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to BiggerPiggyBank For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Deal GURU
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    4,567
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    Re: Budget101.com : Re: dumb laundry question?


    but would the vinegar not make the laundry smell like vinegar? also, how much do you use?
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    All of my posts were transferred from
    the budget101 Discussion list
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to BiggerPiggyBank For This Useful Post:


  7. #4
    Deal GURU
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    4,567
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    Budget101.com : Re: dumb laundry question?


    No! Vinegar does NOT leave a vinegar scent. It leaves no scent at all,
    but de-odorizes what might linger- cigarette smoke, urine, pet scents,
    etc. It works GREAT on those.

    I put about 1/2 cup in the HUGE washers at the laundry matt. For a
    single load, maybe 1/4th.
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    All of my posts were transferred from
    the budget101 Discussion list
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to BiggerPiggyBank For This Useful Post:


  9. #5
    Deal GURU
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    4,567
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    Re: Budget101.com : Re: dumb laundry question?


    my washer is set up with the post thingy in the middle with the hole in it. do i pour it in there (where I usually do my fabric softener) before starting the wash? or does it actually have to go into the water?
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    All of my posts were transferred from
    the budget101 Discussion list
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to BiggerPiggyBank For This Useful Post:


  11. #6
    Deal GURU
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    4,567
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    Re: Budget101.com : Re: dumb laundry question?


    I fill up the softener dispenser with vinegar. My
    washer is like yours, and i only notice a vinegar
    smell when the washer is spinning, No smell on the
    clothes even hanging them to dry.
    Hope this helps.
    Deanna
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    All of my posts were transferred from
    the budget101 Discussion list
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to BiggerPiggyBank For This Useful Post:


  13. #7
    Deal GURU
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    4,567
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    Budget101.com : Re: dumb laundry question?


    Yes, if you have a spot for fabric softner, put it in there. Otherwise,
    use it in place of the fabric softner in the right cycle, or put it in
    the downy ball
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    All of my posts were transferred from
    the budget101 Discussion list
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to BiggerPiggyBank For This Useful Post:


  15. #8
    Deal GURU
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    4,567
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    Re: dumb laundry question?


    I use vinegar also in my daughters close because she
    smokes and I also use it on my small throw rugs my
    dogs lies on because she smells like a dog, lol!! I
    also throw a cup in a no close run through the washer
    about once every month. You will be surprised what
    shows up in that. All the old yucky soap thats stuck
    to the sides and ends up on your clothes. Its pretty
    gross. This keeps your washer cleaner.
    Phyllis
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    All of my posts were transferred from
    the budget101 Discussion list
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~**~*~

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to BiggerPiggyBank For This Useful Post:


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

(C) Melissa 'Liss' Burnell & Budget101.com 1995-2016
Material from www.Budget101.com may not be copied or distributed, or republished, uploaded, posted, or transmitted in any way, without the prior written consent of Budget101.com, EXCEPT: you may print recipe pages for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you do not delete or change any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices. Modification or use of the materials for any other purpose violates Budget101.com's intellectual property rights.