Cleaning Vintage Lace Soak the lace in cold water, rinsing it several times. Next, hand-wash the lace gently with a wool detergent, such as Woolite. If rust spots are a problem, try removing them with a mixture of white vinegar and hot water.
Clean a Scorched Iron Plate Heat equal parts white distilled vinegar and salt in a small pan. Rub solution on the cooled iron surface to remove dark or burned stains.
Unclog Steam Iron Pour equal amounts of white distilled vinegar and water into the iron’s water chamber. Turn to steam and leave the iron on for 5 minutes in an upright position. Then unplug and allow to cool. Any loose particles should come out when you empty the water.
Shower Curtains Add 1 cup of white distilled vinegar to the rinse water when you launder your shower curtain. Do not spin dry or wash out. Just hang immediately to dry.
Setting Colors When you are color dyeing, add about a cupful of white distilled vinegar to the last rinse water to help set the color.
Scorch Marks Lightly rub white distilled vinegar on fabric that has been slightly scorched. Wipe with a clean cloth.
Leather Cleaning Leather articles can be cleaned with a mixture of white distilled vinegar and linseed oil. Rub the mixture into the leather and then polish with a soft cloth.
Keeping Colors Fast To hold colors in fabrics, which tend to run, soak them for a few minutes in white distilled vinegar before washing.
Hole Removal After a hem or seam is removed, there are often unsightly holes left in the fabric. These holes can be removed by placing a cloth, moistened with white distilled vinegar, under the fabric and ironing.
Deodorant Stains Deodorant and antiperspirant stains may be removed from clothing by lightly rubbing with white distilled vinegar and laundering as usual.