Stinky-I never can get my dish clothes to smell clean more then a day!

I hope I'm not the only one,
I never can get my dish clothes to smell clean more then a day.
I tried washing in smaller loads, adding vinegar, rising them out after every use, and rising them out then adding soap and lightly wringing them out before I leave it between the sinks.
I remember as a child my mother would wash my face and the rag always stank.  Any Solutions?

  9 answers
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Sep 06, 2017
    I keep my used/dirty ones in a bucket of 1/4 Clorox and water under the sink until I have enough to run a small wash load. They come out great and stay fresh.
  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Sep 06, 2017
    are they in a location they can dry between uses? If you have a front load washer it might be causing the smell.
  • SueAnn SueAnn on Sep 06, 2017
    I had the same problem no matter what soap etc. I used. I have a front loading washer. Use your regular detergent and softener and fill the compartment for bleach with white distilled vinegar. Cheap and works on towels. I use it for all my laundry altho haven't tried on delicates. Now I buy the most inexpensive soap. My family says "I live to Launder"!
  • 13526476 13526476 on Sep 06, 2017
    I don't use softener in my towels (for absorption reasons) but I always do a final rinse with vinegar (usually white). Vinegar does not hurt any material type; it's great for getting all of the excess soap out of the fabric.
  • Ruth Hetherington Ruth Hetherington on Sep 06, 2017
    It sounds like you're talking about after you use it for a day? Be sure you rinse the soap out every time you use it. Let it dry over the divider in the sink.
  • Pat Pat on Sep 06, 2017
    I agree with Ruth....let it dry overnight. I wash mine with the towels in my front load washer and have never noticed an odor.
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Sep 06, 2017
    I change out mine every day as part of my routine. I change out the dishcloth and towel, placing them in a small bucket by the washer. Then, I wash them with the towels using the white vinegar rinse. They get dried in the dryer or on the drying rack. If you're getting odors, you have bacteria, which is why I rotate mine.
  • Terra Gazelle Terra Gazelle on Sep 06, 2017
    ...maybe have a solution of bleach water handy to rinse them out in.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 06, 2017
    It is the washing machine.Have you tried cleaning it out with straight vinegar and baking soda
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