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A great alternative to commercial fabric softeners (which work, but tend to leave a build up over time, thus the flannel loses softness after awhile) is vinegar. If you add 1 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle of your washer, it removes any soap residue and naturally softens the fabric. Also, be sure not to use too much detergent, as this makes fabric stiff and hard; and you could add an extra rinse cycle to ensure that all the detergent is removed.
YES. I discovered this a couple of years ago. Vinegar is one of my best friends.
You are right . Vinegar works wonders. It's a Must Use for Laundry.
I use white vinegar in the water softener container in my clothes washer. Vinegar is a natural cleaner. It helps neutralize the alkalinity of the soap, removes odor, and breaks up suds.
vinegar has alot of good uses so i will try this on my comfy flannel sheets!