How can I clean my husband's smelly work clothes in 1 laundry cycle?
Hi. My husband and I live in an apartment and the coin-operated washing/drying machines are a floor above us. My husband works outside and comes home wearing filthy/sweaty jeans, socks, shirt, and underwear. I have him place his black jeans in one garbage bag and the other clothes in a similar type bag. I do laundry twice a week and when I open the bags, they smell something like ammonia.
I have to pre-wash his jeans in the sink to get out some of the dirt and the smell. In an attempt to reduce costs, I then wash his jeans with our towels and his clothes with my clothes. Sometimes I have to wash the clothes twice to get the odor out.
I'm wondering if there's a better way to get the odor out so that I don't have to wash the clothes twice or if there's a better way to tackle all of this. As I mentioned, I live in an apartment. Therefore, putting clothes out on the patio is not an option.
Thanks for your replies!
P.S. I make my own laundry detergent which I found on this site using Borax, Dawn, and Arm & Hammer Washing Soda.
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