Have your clothes developed a musty smell despite being washed? This can happen when an excess of moisture makes its way into the clothes stored in your cupboard. Sometimes, even if you try to mask the smell with perfume or deodorant, the odour doesn’t quite leave, and your clothes may not feel fresh.
But don’t worry, here are some easy hacks you can try to bid goodbye to that musty smell in your clothes.
- Use Vinegar
Spray some vinegar on the inner sides of your clothes and leave them to dry on hangers for 3-4 hours to make them smell fresh again.
- Use Your Machine’s Dry Spin Feature
Put your clothes through a warm, dry spin cycle in your washing machine.
- Use your Freezer as a Holding Area
Placing your clothes in ziplock bags and then freezing them overnight will help clear out their musty odour.
- Use Warm Water + Vinegar
Wash your clothes in your machine with warm water to which a full cup of vinegar has been added directly in the drum. Don’t forget to dry them out immediately after washing.
- Use Baking Soda
Rub some baking soda on your clothes and let it sit for 30 minutes. After this, put your clothes through a gentle wash cycle in the machine and dry immediately.
- Use Lavender Oil
Add 5 drops of lavender essential oil to your detergent when running a load in your machine. Lavender oil gets rid of the musty smell in your clothes in no time.
Dampness can cause your freshly washed clothes to smell stale. Try these simple hacks to keep your laundry smelling fresh!