Asked on Jul 31, 2017

Please Help Me The Stink out of My Clothes!

Nancy TurnerRosaLee QueenSharon


As many of you know, parents get really busy and sometines things that need to be done around the house get left undone, and for me one of those things is clothes left in the washer. How can I get the stinky sour /mildew smell out of them? I tried everything... well everything I know.

9 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Jul 31, 2017

    Run the entire wash with white vinegar,then wash with your detergent
  • Peg
    on Jul 31, 2017

    I agree with Janet. That should do it.
  • Yel27747318
    on Jul 31, 2017

    Get Oda-Ban, it works... you can get at Wal-Mart, SamsClub, etc
  • Sunny C
    Sunny C
    on Jul 31, 2017

    Hello Rosa Lee; This is a fairly easy fix, and it truly does work!!!
    What I have done is to Soak the offending clothing in about two cups of Baking Soda. I soak the clothing overnight, at least.
    I run it through a complete cycle, with the Baking Soda.
    After the clothing spins, I fill the washer again with water. I then add a cup of white vinegar. I let it sit for several hours.
    Send this through a wash, and all odors should be completely gone!!! If the clothing smells of vinegar, I add a bit of detergent and wash.
    I hope that this helps you!!! Take Care!
  • Judy
    on Jul 31, 2017

    Vinegar in the wash, Lestoil but then they will smell like lestoil.
    Instead of trying to get the smell out I suggest setting a timer on your phone or stove to remind you to get them out of the washer.
    Borak works well for smells too.
    Good luck.
  • Vicki Merz
    Vicki Merz
    on Jul 31, 2017

  • Sharon
    on Jul 31, 2017

    Wash with 1/2 cup 20 Mule Team Laundry Borax, and put 1/2 cup of vinegar in the rinse. I use this for all my disabled patients who can have some pretty odiferous stuff.
  • RosaLee Queen
    RosaLee Queen
    on Jul 31, 2017

    Thanks all, I've been adding Baking Soda but not vinegar thank you all very much... on my way downstairs now!!!

    Thanks again!
  • Nancy Turner
    Nancy Turner
    on Jul 31, 2017

    Vinegar is good for odor control. Once it dries it does not smell.
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