Friday, October 3, 2008

Laundry III - Smelly stuff

  • Air dry rags, washcloths, or other damp items. Don't just throw them in your hamper or somewhere to mildew.

  • Keep yucky stuff in a separate place to do a bleach load once a week or so. Throw in your shower curtain if it needs it (air dry!). Most wash cloths and towels will need a little bleach added to the load each time they are washed. You can find color-safe bleach if you have dark towels.

  • For items you do not want to bleach (i.e. smelly work out clothes?), you can pre-soak with warm water and baking soda for a few hours before washing.

Anyone have other ideas for smelly laundry?


Tonia said...

I figured out quickly that if I use a rag to wipe up spilled milk or something similar then I needed to rinse it thoroughly before hanging it up to dry. It is just too humid in Texas to leave anything in there that might start to smell!

Corrine said...

fabric softner.