Probably the housewives would agree that washing clothes is tricky business.

As a matter of fact, they easily can make a lot of mistakes and very often it is difficult to find the perfect laundry detergent. But we have some good news: now you need only single ingredient in every wash to save effort, money and nerves. It is interesting that all you need to do is to pour a little white vinegar into your washing machine drum and soon enough you’ll benefit from these 10 advantages.

Before you put a load in, pour about ½ cup of vinegar on the clothes. On that way you will strengthen the effect of ordinary laundry detergent, prevents colors from fading and reduces the soapy residue that sometimes appears on clothing after a wash.

Instead of fabric softener, in the designated compartment in the washing machine pour a little vinegar. Vinegar has the same effect, but is softer and besides that it is environmentally – friendly. The acid also removes sweat and deodorant stains on white clothing.

Sometimes there are unsightly residue remains on the clothes after washing, particularly in powder forms of laundry detergent. That often irritates sensitive skin. Adding half a cup of white vinegar into your wash cycle solves this problem.

Although this sounds absurd and weird – it’s true: the liquid with the strong odor helps neutralize unpleasant smells like cigarette smoke. In a bucket of hot water mixed with ½ cup of vinegar place the clothing with very tough stains. Leave the clothing in the bucket overnight and then wash them as you normally would. You can also spray the stains with undiluted vinegar essence and try to rub them away.It can be very difficult to get fuzz and animal hair out of some fabrics.

Vinegar can help even in such cases, during the wash cycle. Once you dry the clothes, the unwanted “souvenirs” will not stick to the clothing that well. Also, there are fabrics which tend to create a static charge. Once again, you can use household acid. Add 6 tablespoons of vinegar to hand wash and let it sink in for half an hour. With this method you can clean delicates such as the underwear and swimwear.