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Thread: Getting odors out with vinegar.

  1. #11

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    May 2011
    My neice gave me this trick for smelly dish clothes. She is an engineer and said that some kind of bacteria gets on them and this is what creates that unpleasant smell.

    Put the clothes in a large bowl of water with a good dosage of baking soda. Then microwave for 10-15 minutes on high. (You could probably boil them on the stove in a large enough pot too.)

    Then run them through the regular wash to get any excess baking soda out. I tried this and it worked like a charm.

  2. #12
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    Jan 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Quote Originally Posted by glenda5253
    I've read many times on this board of vinegar doing the trick for odors in fabrics. I have some hand towels and washcloths that when wet smell stale, almost soured. If I have a full washer load of these, how much vinegar would I put in? Hot, warm or cold water? Detergent also? How long to let soak? Any help you can give me will be appreciated.
    Speaking of vinegar.....

    We put Chili Palmer in the back of my truck after she had spent a few weeks at our son's house while we were moving. She was put in a fenced area with two male dogs who pee'd on everything. She really smelled and her scent lingered in the bedrug we have in the truck bed. After a shampooing the smell remained so I put a bowl of vinegar in and shut the canopy up and left it a few days. The smell was gone all that was left was to leave the windows on the canopy open to air out the vinegar odor.

  3. #13
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    May 2010
    Lots of good tips/advice!

    Here's some more: http://www.vinegartips.com/Scripts/pageViewSec.asp?id=8

  4. #14

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    Feb 2010
    Use a can of coke for those stinking items

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