* Vinegar I’ve found takes the boys’/men’s horrible summer sweat smell out of their shirts when washing.  Just fill your machine’s softener dispenser with white vinegar (I use home brand – $1.05 for 2L). You may get a slight vinegar smell when you hang clothes out on the line but it does disperse over the line drying time. Now for me it’s just a matter of course; vinegar is also a disinfectant, so what can it hurt?  No ill effects on any clothes so far. The hint I read for vinegar originally  was more to do with keeping the pipes clean while washing as softener over time tends to clog it.

* Add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to your pancake mix for lighter pancakes.

* Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to 1 cup of milk  to sour it instead of buttermilk.

* Wipe down bench tops and glass.

There are many more uses but these are my favourites.


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    • Kathleen Smith on January 5, 2014 at 10:22 pm
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    I’m going to give it a try with the laundry. Gabe makes all kinds of flavoring at the factory he works at and it is something awful to try and get garlic and onion smell out of his clothes.

    1. It may take a couple of washes if the smell is really strong. I’d be interested to know how it goes for you.

    • Kathleen Smith on January 6, 2014 at 11:17 am
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    I will let you know. I’ve tried a strong smelling detergent 3 times and the clothes still have a smell to them. I wish they gave the employees a heads up. It’s almost time for the garlic cycle to come around again.

    • Jamie D on January 19, 2014 at 8:05 pm
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    Keen to try this!

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