How can I get rid of disgusting smell on my clothes, they smell like dirty socks?
I would think washing them would do it. Did they lay in a wet pile? If so, they probably got mildew.
No they haven’t layed in a wet pile. Thanks though.
You can try adding vinegar to your wash machine water rather than laundry detergent. It should take the smell out of your clothes. The vinegar smell will dissipate in the dryer but you could also wash them a second time with laundry soap before you dry them.
Hello OxiClean bleach or Borax might be helpful. I have also soaked fabric in vinegar solution too.
Clean or dirty clothes?
You could always wash them again.
Or give them a quick spray of febreeze.
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Are they coming out of the washer that way? I would run a cycle with vinegar to clean it out and try washing them again.
I agree! Great suggestion. If it's not the washer, then I would run the clothes through with the vinegar. It's great for removing odors.
Use vinegar in the wash along with detergent. The vinegar should take out the odor. I had two Chicago Bulls jackets I bought at a garage sale to sell on EBAY. The smeled of mildew. I had to wash them about three times with vinegar to get the odor out.
There are many fabric scents you can add to your wash like this one https://amzn.to/2ZqztSL. Maybe the filter in your washing machine needs to be cleaned?
OdoBan is the best thing ever for removing bad smells. You can add some to the wash or spray the clothes or soak in it if there is a good bit. It's rather strong but it works.
I get it at Sam's but have seen it at Walmart, Lowe's, and Home Depot. You can probably order off Amazon as well, isn't everything? LOL. You can either spray it on clothes or add a cup to the wash load.
If it were me, I would start with a deep clean of the washing machine itself. Then use vinegar and baking soda in every wash. Eliminates the need for fabric softener. Use felted wool dryer balls in the dryer. 2 to 4 depending on the type of wash. Delicates may only need 2. Heavier items like bath towels need 4.
Thank you! I will try. Do I just use that instead of laundry detergent?
I use Young Living's Thieves laundry soap and it makes even the dirtiest clothes clean and nice smelling: https://www.aratariathome.com/blog/non-toxic-switches-we-have-made
Use vinegar in the wash with your laundry detergent.
Hi Kandace, Many odors can be removed using vinegar or baking soda as part of your wash cycle, and if those don’t work, commercial sanitizers and sports detergents target odor-causing bacteria, too.
Air drying outside is also a great option for freshening fabrics. Whatever method you use, be sure to check the fabric care labels on your clothing to protect the fibers.