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Classic solutions - vinegar and baking soda

by cass
(whittier,ca)

We use good old vinegar and baking sode for most stains and odors in our house.

Works likea charm - if its stubborn stain like rust we use salt and vinegar place in the sun and it draws out the stains!

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Jul 15, 2008
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vinegar and baking soda for stains and smells
by: tp

I used to have stains on the armpit part of my uniform (blouse). The white turns brownish spots because of deodorant... So, my friend told me one day about vinegar. Just add a little to your laundry and a little baking soda. And it really works!

Jul 13, 2008
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Great Information!
by: Anonymous

With a new puppy in the house, it was great to read some options that don't include harsh chemicals. I tried these with a couple of different items with great success.

Jul 10, 2008
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Vinegar is great
by: ThatMom

I too use Vinegar and baking soda for just about everything. I also use it in place of most of my laundry detergent. Several years ago another Mom told me that the reason my clothes had that 'dingy grey' tone to them was because I was using too much laundry detergent. (you know how it says use one capful per load of wash? Well thats too much!). What happens is that soap is 'sticky' and so dirt is attracted to it and then gets caught in the fibers of the clothing. Vinegar cleans that right out. It takes a couple of washes before you really notice the difference but once you do, you wont switch back! What you do is add one full cup of vinegar to each load of laundry and only use 1/4 cup of laundry detergent per load. Then let the washer do its thing. Your clothes will smell fresher and will look whiter and brighter. AND best of all its so much cheaper than laundry detergent!

Jul 08, 2008
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This stuff works!
by: Anonymous

Vinegar and baking soda also works best on blood stains. I've always used this whenever I'll get stains during my period and it really works! Only downside for this is you'll smell funky afterwards if you won't wash it properly. So be sure to wash it right after :)

Jul 06, 2008
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baking soda
by: Anonymous

baking soda also works well on blood and sweat stains. And its eco-friendly!

Jul 06, 2008
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mum know best
by: Anonymous

Have used baking soda to get unwanted odours out of my matress before. MUCH cheaper then buying a new one!! Was a top tip from my mother so goes to show, mums do know best

Jul 06, 2008
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Good for the environment
by: Anonymous

A few more advantages of vinegar and baking soda is that they're more environmentally friendly than a lot of the cleaners out there. Of course, make sure you use regular white vinegar and not balsamic or cider or something!

Jul 05, 2008
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Yes it is good stuff
by: Anonymous

Having had cats most of my life, I am used to slip ups when house training a kitten. Vinegar works for most stinky problems.

Jul 04, 2008
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Vinegar for all odors
by: Anonymous

Old fashioned white vinegar is great and cheap for removing any kind of odors. Fill a spray bottle and spray underarms before washing.

Jul 02, 2008
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Works every time
by: Anon

I've used this method, and it works. Haven't had to use it on rust--yet.

Jun 30, 2008
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It does work!
by: Anonymous

I remember reading this a week or so ago and I had a kitchen towel that got quite a few food stains after I finished cooking for a party. I soaked the towel in bleach at first but it did not remove all the stains. I remembered this tip and tried it and lo and behold it worked! I feel it's cause of the reaction the baking soda and vinegar has. Probably because of the bubbles.

Jun 25, 2008
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I was surprised
by: Anonymous

I was surprised at how well it works for deodorizing as well as removing stains. I guess its the baking soda that does that.

Jun 20, 2008
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vinegar works for underarm stains
by: Anonymous

i heard that for underarm stains you can rub vinegar on it. i haven't tried it yet but i will on my next load of laundry.

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