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Thread: HELP!!!!!!!musty smell from storage

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    Senior Member foxxigrani's Avatar
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    Nov 2006
    the charcoal can be put in a plastic bag and poke small holes in it, that way it will absorb, but not hurt the fabric. Hope this suggestion helps. Sunshine and outdoors does about the same thing..


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    Super Member Bill'sBonBon's Avatar
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    Jan 2008
    Thank all of you I did some with every tip. Including one my SIL gave me. I am still washing, I had a lot of erreands to run today. So washer and dryer rested. All together, so far I have washed 5 large loads of material. Still have a least that much more. I had charcoal from our aquarium. febreeze I use all the time, just had to get more. They all smell pretty fresh. I think all of the material is going to be fresh smelling. Thanks again.

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    Super Member jbsstrawberry's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    Central Illinois
    I didn't see if anyone else mentioned it while I read, but white vinegar will take musty smells out of fabric too. I would put it in the mesh bag mentioned before. I use a cup to a full load in ALL my laundry, keeps whites better than anything else I've used, and really cuts the orders from factory grease and a hard working man from hubby's clothes!!

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    Jan 2008
    My experience with white vinegar is like strawberry's experience. When Febreeze and Lysol don't work, the white vinegar always does. My husband read that it was a great odor killer. Good luck.

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    Hi, I'm new to the board. Just signed in but have read the messages for a long time.
    I found that putting a couple of dryer sheets into a large bag with the fabric and shaking it up every day for about a week will take the musty, old odor away. Might give it a try.
    Char :-)

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    Apr 2008
    Eucylyptus is something that I have used over the years. After washing with the vinegar, I put fresh eucylyptus in a bag with the fabric etc, and it works great.
    I use it at the cottage in the spring just to give it a fresh smell.
    Wow it sure sounds like you lucked out with that box of fabric.
    Good luck

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