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Removing Strong Odor from Bedding

I recently had a family member temporarily (7 months) staying in my spare room. When they left I went in to clean, wash bedding, etc. The sheets and bed sets had a horrific, I'm assuming, body odor of some type. I have washed it a few times now and the odor remains. I'm not able to do a pre- soak as my washer doesn't have the option (front load). I also don't have access to line dry (condominium). I'm at a loss. I don't want to throw them out before trying some other options. So far I've tried Tide, and Tide Boost.

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April 25, 20180 found this helpful

You might want to add half a cup of white vinegar to the regular wash, and some softener.

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April 26, 20180 found this helpful

I'll give that a try, thank you!

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April 25, 20180 found this helpful

Try a fragrance booster in the wash.

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April 26, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you! I'll keep this in mind should there be Another round, I'm hoping not, though, lol.

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April 26, 20180 found this helpful

You can try to soak the sheets in warm water with 1 cup vinegar and some mild dish soap. Make sure to get your hands in there sort of like hand wash the sheets.

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Allow the sheets to sit for a couple hours before tossing in the washing machine. Then use your traditional laundry detergent (maybe one with some fragrance).

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April 27, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you! I truly appreciate the suggestions, this has been ridiculously frustrating!
This space is typically for my grandbabies and i haven't felt comfortable having them in there.

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April 29, 20180 found this helpful

soak them in vinegar water in a sink or bath tub for a few hours. Then wash in cold water. Even if you can't line dry, don't use the dryer. Hang over a rack, or chair or something else to air dry in front of an open window. You can also spray down the mattress with vinegar water and a fan on it. This happened to me once, and now on my guest bed I use a waterproof mattress protector.

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May 31, 20180 found this helpful

vinegar, as stated

also OxyClean is good with odours, stains, etc

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