Asked on Apr 13, 2018

Why do my linens smell musty.

Elizabeth Michels PinizzottoKate PigulaAudrey Ferrey


9 answers
  • Amanda
    on Apr 13, 2018

    Hi Marlis. It could be that they are getting damp. Try washing them with vinegar.
  • Dfm
    on Apr 13, 2018

    not totally dry when folded, if stored in a closet in the bath the humid air can make them musty smelling.
  • Emily
    on Apr 13, 2018

    Make sure they are thoroughly dry when folding. Ironing sheets and tablecloths etc. will ensure their dryness.
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa S.
    on Apr 13, 2018

    After washing, let them sit a day or so before putting them away. Store with a drier sheet between them. Put an open box of baking soda in the closet.
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 13, 2018

    wash them again in white vinegar
  • Lynn
    on Apr 13, 2018

    Closets have no air flow and things can get that closet smell. Put a few cedar blocks among your linens. Will give a nice cedar scent, as well as, keep the moths away.
  • Audrey Ferrey
    Audrey Ferrey
    on Apr 13, 2018

    I've had that happen; Didn't worry so much about WHY as to How To Make It Go Away. Wash 'em in hot water with a generous cup or so of white vinegar; give them a long soak. Love that white vinegar!
  • Kate Pigula
    Kate Pigula
    on Apr 13, 2018

    Extra rinse cycle .
  • could be the storage area (try leaving some dryer sheets with them).
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