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January 10th, 2004, 12:52pm
Can anyone tell me how to get the sour odor out of washcloths? I wash them along with the towels on the longest cycle possible then throw them in the dryer immediately and dry them till they are crisp. The towels smell fine, but once you wet the washcloth to wipe your face, the smell is back!!!! Any tips would be appreciated.
January 10th, 2004, 12:57pm
Try some color safe bleach in your wash cycle, maybe even let them soak a bit. Seems they make Febreeze for the wash also, you could try that.
January 10th, 2004, 1:36pm
80 Mule Team Borax thrown in with your laundry soap or even Baking Soda. I use Baking Soda and Vinegar mixed to remove odors from the couch, rugs or bed if my kids happen to get sick in those places. That combination may also work in the laundry.
Mare "Heloise of NJ...NOT" Rivera :)
January 10th, 2004, 1:44pm
FEBREZE ODOR ELIMINATOR
for the wash. My hubby can get a buildup of pit odor in his shirts even though they are thoroughly washed every time. :frown2: :frown3: You just add the Febreze to the wash and the smell is gone! Now, don't use the the regular Febreze because it is not the same thing.
January 10th, 2004, 3:03pm
baking soda does wonders... i would aslso add white vinegar.
January 10th, 2004, 3:16pm
Another vote for baking soda. I have five cats and you can't imagine what kind of smells I get in my stuff, but baking soda (sometimes add a little Febreeze) really does the trick, and it doesn't trigger allergies like some of the overly scented stuff.
January 10th, 2004, 7:21pm
see post above from me concerning Febreze Odor Eliminator.
I just got back from Safeway and i needed some. They are normally $5.99 a jug, they were $3.00 off so they were $2.99. I picked up 5 so we are set for a loooooong time.
January 10th, 2004, 7:27pm
Another vote for Baking Soda here. Fill up your sink with hot water, dump a box of baking soda in it, and put the washclothes in.....
Let it soak for about an hour, stirring once in a while, then take out and put in the dryer. Smells should be all gone
January 10th, 2004, 7:46pm
For stinky kitchen dish cloths we always rinse them and then microwave them (the kitchen sponge too) for a miniute. The cloth is super hot and all the nasty germs are killed. These germs are what causes the odor so they don't smell anymore. Then just hang to dry or toss in the laundry. I like knowing the sponge and cloth are clean when I use them.
For bathroom washcloths, I think the laundry soap that has color safe bleach does a good job. I don't notice any odors in the washed clothes.
February 19th, 2004, 8:48pm
I found something that has really helped. Gain fabric softener. I put it in the dispenser when I start the load, and when the load is over everything is fresh. When I wet a dry towel, all I smell is freshness. The fresh smell lasts too, I washed my comforter yesterday, morning and it had a great scent when I went to bed last night. :gvibes: