Saturday, June 5, 2010

Stretching Fabric Softener

I promise I did not fall off the face of the earth! It has just been a busy (insane) week. Child #1 decided he was Johnny Rambo while paint balling with his friends (it was their way of celebrating the last day of school). He ran up a gravel incline, and jumped over the top, not realizing it was a small cliff on the other side. Being a genius 17 year old, he used his right arm to catch himself. He is now the proud owner of a cast and sling!!!!!! The garden has turned into quite a project, too. I have had to plant between rain storms, so it is still a work in progress!

Now on to the real subject.......Fabric Softener! I really like using liquid fabric softener, but it is kind of expensive. So, I have been experimenting with ways to make it last longer. After much trial and error (and Dear Hubby complaining about static y underwear), I have discovered that if you mix it half softener and half distilled white vinegar it works just as well, and lasts twice as long. Vinegar has anti static properties; I tried using it all by itself, but the clothes still came static y. The vinegar smell dissipates in the dryer, so the clothes just come out soft, static free, and smelling springtime fresh!!


  1. Sorry to hear about the broken arm!! Child #1 always goes big!! Thanks for another great tip. I love using white vinegar in the wash because I think it makes the whites brighter.

  2. That's a great idea -- you are brave to experiment with the laundry like that!!! The broken arm is a sucky way to start summer vacation. When we were at the orthopedic surgeon's office for my daughter's broken arm (from a car accident), there was a high school boy in there with TWO BROKEN ARMS because he fell out of a tree. Just makes me cringe!

  3. I had no idea you could use vinegar in the wash. I currently have about 10 bottles of snuggles I got for $1, but I will have to remember this when it is nearing the end...becasue it is soooo expensive!



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