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Old 07-14-2002, 07:19 PM
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Fabric Softeners

I have tried several different varieties/types of fabric softeners in the past year or so. So far the best results I've had is with the liquid softeners (as I line dry a good # of things). Our family favorite has been Downy Free (d/t allergies). I only use 1/2 the amount suggested in the Downy ball and fill the rest with water. However I recently came across a very frugal suggestion that I tried when I ran out of Downy. Use your Downy ball and fill it the amount directed with plain white vinegar. No fooling. It softens nicely and eliminates the detergent residue that can show on dark clothes. There is no vinegar smell and boy is it cheap! I am not normally a huge fan of make-it-yourself cleaners etc. but this one is great. Now I'm looking around for other things to try in this area. Good luck!! Squeaky Clean in MN!!!
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