When it comes to clothes-lining, there is nothing worse than putting on a t-shirt as stiff as cardboard, or a pair of jeans that’s so hard they can stand up on their own. This is actually one of the biggest inconveniences of line drying your clothes, however it can be easily fixed. Vinegar is a product that can be used in a variety of ways to green cleaning enthusiasts like myself. It also serves as a great fabric softener in your laundry room.
Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to your laundry at the beginning of your rinse cycle
Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to your HE washers fabric softener dispenser
The vinegar removes all the alkaline left behind from laundry detergent, which is what makes the clothes hard while drying. It also helps to hang the clothes out of direct sunlight since over exposure to sun can also cause hardness.
Hopefully this will help you make your green lifestyle a little more comfortable. Please feel free to share you green cleaning and green laundry tips with us!