Here’s how you can avoid fungus and mould growth leaving bad smell on your clothes this winter!

If you let clothes stay damp for long, they begin to smell unpleasant and musty. This is due to body odour and mildew sticking onto your clothes resulting in fungus and mould growth. Read this article and get rid of the irksome smell from your clothes.

Updated August 20, 2019


With the help of these hacks, you can get rid of the fungus and mould growth from your clothes and retain their freshness.

Let the washing machine run through a normal cycle throughout the washing process.

Step 1: Use vinegar to remove the musty smell

During your regular wash cycle, add 5 tablespoons of vinegar. Vinegar strips away the trapped odour from your clothes.

Step 2: Use a mixture of vinegar and baking soda

Both kill mould and mildew. If you’ve already tried vinegar and your clothes still smell, add ½ a cup (120 mL) of baking soda into the wash and run the cycle with warm water.

Step 3: Use oxygen bleach or borax

A regular detergent may not be able to kill mildew. Opt for stronger detergents that contain oxygen bleach, or mix borax in warm water and add it to the wash.

Step 4: Use enzyme mould remover for sweaty clothes

When you leave your damp workout clothes in your bag, body odour and mildew make it difficult for a regular detergent to remove the smell. Choose a product that has enzymes because they eliminate the odour effectively.

Originally published August 5, 2019