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Getting odors out with vinegar.

Old 05-09-2011, 03:54 PM
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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.
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A cup or more of vinegar. Hot water with soap, and if you have any, borax. Make it two rinses.
Then take them out and smell them, if still stinky do it again. And it would help if you could hang them out on a line in the sun and wind.
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I would put through a hot wash with soap and washing soda...2 rinses as per Ramona with the cup of vinegar going in the last rinse. Ramona is spot on with the hanging outside bit, it really does help sanitise.
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I am assuming white distilled vinegar, my hubbys gym clothes get really stinky even after washing in hot water, i will have to try this. thanks
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I have the same problem; will have to remember the vinegar and give it a try.
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I always use baking soda with the white vinegar. They work great together.
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Originally Posted by earlylace
I am assuming white distilled vinegar, my hubbys gym clothes get really stinky even after washing in hot water, i will have to try this. thanks
Yes, cheap white vinegar is the one to use.
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Originally Posted by earlylace
I am assuming white distilled vinegar, my hubbys gym clothes get really stinky even after washing in hot water, i will have to try this. thanks
Throw hubby, clothes and shoes into the freezer. That will remove all odors overnight. :twisted:
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
Originally Posted by earlylace
I am assuming white distilled vinegar, my hubbys gym clothes get really stinky even after washing in hot water, i will have to try this. thanks
Throw hubby, clothes and shoes into the freezer. That will remove all odors overnight. :twisted:
oh my, never heard of that, what about the food??? LOL
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I also use distilled vinegar in the rinse cycle of all my whites (socks, towels, sheets, etc.). It not only makes the items smell fresh but it keeps them really white!
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