Cleaning Uses of Vinegar

September 14, 2010

Cleaning Uses of Vinegar

Recently, Wall Street Journal.com (the fashion section), an article was featured on caring for blue jeans to preserve their color and shape.  Carl Chiara, director of brand concepts and special projects for Levi Strauss & Co., is cited in the article, and he suggested when washing dark jeans add 1/8 cup of white vinegar to the water because “The vinegar sets the indigo and keeps it from fading.”  Mr. Chiara has some interesting ways to clean blue jeans so to learn all of his tips for keeping blue jeans looking new, use this link.

Reporternews.com (Abilene’s online resource in Texas) provided readers with a tip using vinegar to clean “smelly and dirty” football uniforms.  The author suggests pre-soaking the uniforms in vinegar and baking soda. To view the entire tip, use this link.

The Bangor Daily News.com (Bangor, Maine) recently shared with readers recipes to make cleaners if concerned about chemical cleaners.  The article provides a recipe for furniture polish and suggests adding 1/2 teaspoon mineral oil to 1/4 vinegar (or lemon juice).