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Removing Tough Smells from Laundry

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Certain odors are very difficult to remove from laundry. This is a guide about removing tough smells from laundry.


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April 29, 2013

My husband is a runner and his clothes get really smelly. They were making all the laundry have an odor. I used several different brands of detergent, but his clothes still had an odor. I finally started adding one cup of household white vinegar to each load of clothes. No more odor! All the clothes come out smelling great and no more sweaty smell to my husband's sports clothes.

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May 2, 20130 found this helpful

Thanks, I had heard of this and bought a gallon jug and forgot about it. Will try it today.

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October 22, 20040 found this helpful

To get tough smells out of clothing, use a touch of Pine Sol in the normal wash cycle along with your regular washing detergent. The Pine Sol smell won't be there (unless you use too much) and the bad odor will be gone as well.

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April 11, 20070 found this helpful

I don't want to wash a borrowed dress but it smells like BO is there a trick to get out the stinkies

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November 29, 2012

I accidentally threw a cleaning cloth that I had used to polish my stainless steel appliances into a washer full of bath towels, wash cloths, etc. After 4 washes the smell is still in my bath towels. What can I do next? I have tried Clorox and another time tried baking soda. Please help. Thanks.

By Mary

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December 1, 20120 found this helpful

Have you tried running a cycle with distilled white vinegar then rinsing with fabric softener with fabreeze? That may help.

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