Baking soda and vinegar in wash?
I keep my laundry routine as simple as possible -- I have the Kenmore HE 4t FL washer and dryer. I currently use liguid Tide HE and and throw a scoop of powdered OxiClean inside the machine for each load. Then put a dryer sheet in the dryer the with the dry cycle.
A friend recently mentioned that baking soda is much cheaper than OxiClean for getting clothes clean and bright. She suggested putting it in the "pre-wash" compartment in the washing machine dispenser. I've tried it a few times but occasionally it doesn't seem to dissolve.
My question is -- is it ok to use baking soda in the FL? Should I put it in the dispenser or right in the machine/tub? Is baking soda safe for all clothing or just certain types?
And then as far as the vinegar rinse -- how much vinegar and where do I put that?
I have several loads to do today and am eager to learn how to make these changes that will make my laundry cleaner and save money along the way. Thanks!