Why do clean clothes smell when hung on the line?

+5
Answered

Clothes smell funny when hung on the line?

And notta ha ha funny either

  4 answers
  • Oliva Oliva on Aug 22, 2018

    Are they hung inside or outside?

  • Dana Dana on Aug 22, 2018

    i suggest that you re wash your clothes add a cup of vinegar to the wash cycle with your soap. Then dry them on the line no bunching. I often find that in the center of the washer is a spot you can pull out and clean. There is a trap that must be cleaned regularly. Especially when you clean wash smells funky.

  • Bren Did Bren Did on Aug 22, 2018

    I second the white vinegar suggestion, but add to the rinse water. I add mine to the fabric softener dispenser for natural softening and deodorizing. If you use fabric softener or scent enhancers the laundry might need a deep clean.... especially towels. Here’s my method: https://brendid.com/how-to-naturally-clean-smelly-towels-the-fool-proof-guide/

    • See 1 previous
    • Dana Dana on Sep 04, 2018

      I refuse to use fabric softener. Here is why. The softener embedded fabric smells lovely, but dims the towels and they loose the ability to dry properly.

      They also hold dirt, and don’t dry after a single use.. Thus growing bacteria.

  • Oliva Oliva on Aug 30, 2018

    If you're washing clothes in a front loading machine, it's most likely building up mold inside the gaskets.


    Wash the washer with an appropriate item available at hardware or grocery stores, then always, always wipe out the gasket areas with a dry cloth, prop open the washer door (at least 6"), and fully open the compartment door where you place detergents and fabric softeners.