Getting Rid of Stubborn Odors in Clothes and Fabrics

Household Tips

Ian C. Langtree - Content Writer/Editor for Disabled World
Published: 2014/03/29 - Updated: 2021/08/17
Contents: Summary - Introduction - Main - Related

Synopsis: Information on how to get rid of various laundry odor problems in clothes fabrics and your washing machine. Baking soda can help remove pungent odors from laundry even when they linger after repeated washing. A cup of Borax and washing soda also make good odor removers for laundry, but are relatively ineffective as stain removers. For everything except pet urine smells - put white vinegar into both the fabric softener and the bleach dispenser of your washing machine, with the normal amount of laundry detergent. Run the load normally, and you should have success!

Introduction

Baking soda can help remove pungent odors from laundry even when they linger after repeated washing. A cup of Borax and washing soda also make good odor removers for laundry, but are relatively ineffective as stain removers.

Main Digest

If smelly clothes cannot be washed right away try sprinkling baking soda directly on them. Wash them as they are when you have the time.

Using Vinegar to Eliminate Laundry Odor

For everything - except pet urine smells - put white vinegar into both the fabric softener and the bleach dispenser of your washing machine, with the normal amount of laundry detergent. Run the load normally, and you should have success!

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