So with Spring around the corner, lots of us are thinking of when to start our Spring cleaning. I personally love to get a head start! There is something so soothing and calming when I can just open the windows, burn my favorite candle and get to cleaning!
After sharing how I keep my sheets super white and smelling SO clean and fresh, I received some positive and not so positive comments on Instagram regarding my "methods". So, let me be clear when I tell you guys, I'm not telling you to do this. I'm just sharing with you that this is WHAT I do, and something that my Mother and Gramma have done for years.
You all know I love using everyday things for cleaning and keeping things fresh. Also, I like simple and easy. One of my favorite things to use when cleaning is Vinegar. I basically use it for everything.
Even for doing my..laundry?
I'm sure some of you have heard about the benefits of using vinegar for laundry. Or maybe you haven't. I've heard positive and not so positive reviews.
Here in our house we are slowly converting to all white linens, towels and bedding. It just keeps things so much easier and helps me feel coordinated. But white can be..well, not so "white" sometimes.
It can get dingy or yellow looking and lose it's pretty bright white color. I see this happen most with towels. Which really stinks (sometimes literally!) because I think that one of the most luxurious things is a big white fluffy towel!
Do you want to know how to keep your towels smelling fresh and how to keep them fluffy? Well..the secret ingredient is..you guessed it! Vinegar!
I mix One Cup Vinegar and One Cup Bleach in each load of towels I wash and OMG,you guys! They smell amazing and are so FLUFFY and white!
That's it. I don't use fabric softener or detergent. Just those TWO ingredients and it works like a charm every single time.
I also do this with bedding and the sheets always come out smelling so fresh and clean. There is simply nothing better then fresh white clean sheets. I wish I could bottle up the smell!
So. That's it for today! After posting this on Instagram I got lots of feedback saying that Vinegar alone works as a natural softener. So if you aren't comfortable mixing the two that's always an option. But I do find that using bleach at least occasionally keeps my towels and sheets from yellowing, which is super annoying!
Have you tried this method before? If so, how did it work for you? Do you have a secret remedy for keeping those whites clean? I'd love to hear from you! Just leave me a comment below or shoot me a message on Instagram!
Happy Hump Day!!