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Thread: 'Been in storage too long'. How do you get the smell out?

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    What is "cloudy amonia" ? regular amonia?

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    I second the baking soda and vinegar.

    You can soak them in a mixture of baking soda and vinegar in the water. You can also add 1/4 cup up to 1 cup of baking soda to the wash cycle with your detergent and use the vinegar in the rinse cycle or in place of fabric softener. If you use a lot of baking soda, you may want to do a second rinse. Oh, you also want to use the hottest water temperature that is safe for the fabrics.

    Line dry outdoors if you can.

    I just used this method on some musty clothes and it worked fine.

    Good luck :)

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    This really works, get activated charcoal. (Not the stuff you BBQ with.) You can get it at pet stores in the fish section. Put the stuff it in a closed container for a day or two and it takes our most orders. Set it outside on the grass overnight, if it doesn't get to damp, and everything will be gone. Ir will even take out cigar smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAROLJ
    This really works, get activated charcoal. (Not the stuff you BBQ with.) You can get it at pet stores in the fish section. Put the stuff it in a closed container for a day or two and it takes our most orders. Set it outside on the grass overnight, if it doesn't get to damp, and everything will be gone. Ir will even take out cigar smoke.
    I agree with the activated charcoal. Amazon sells it. It will work on those things that can't be washed, such as the patterns, etc.

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    What about Fabreeze for the fabaric. Isn't there some that you put in the washer?

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    For fabric I have had luck with baking soda rinse, sunshine and fresh air. Lots of fresh air.

    For paper products, sprinkle with baking soda and let sit for a few days.

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    Cloudy ammonia is ammonia with detergent in it, so it'll suds up. I wouldn't add more than 1/4 cup to the washer.

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    I use this spray called 0-2 that really takes the musty odor out of fabric and it also takes out cigerette smoke odor to. If you have a cat spray the liter box after you clean it out and then put the litter in....no more smell! I have gotten it at the Dollar store, wallmart and the local hardware store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsb38327
    Quote Originally Posted by Honey
    Try using a goodly amount of cloudy amonia with your laundry soap. I have used it for years. It really helps. It also takes that gunky feeling out of kitchen towels. It also takes the sour smell out of cloths and towels that have sat wet for to long.
    How much is a goodly amount? 1/2 cup. 1 cup. ???????
    Is cloudy ammonia different than just ammonia. A special brand?

    I will try the ammonia on some and put some in direct sunlight as the later post suggest. I will let you know.
    Try about a cup in a regular sized load. Yes, cloudy amonia is different, it works better. No special brand. It doesn't hurt colors at all and you will not have the amonia smell in your fabric. I don't know how it works, just know that it does. If it will take the sour smell out of dish cloths and that rotten foot smell from a sweating 14 year olds socks, it should do the trick for you. By the way, I use it in every load of laundry I do. It just helps the detergent do a better job. It also helps get all of the soap out of whatever you are washing.

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    We have companies here that specialize in disaster cleanups in homes. I have gone to them to get cleaners that they use, and I have never been disappointed :D:D:D

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