Have your clothes developed a musty smell despite being washed? This could be because of moisture in your stored clothes. Even if you try to mask the smell with perfume or deodorant, you may still be unable to remove the odour.

Here are some easy hacks you can try to remove that musty smell from your clothes.

  • Use Vinegar

Turn your clothes inside-out and spray vinegar on them. Dry your clothes on hangers for about 3-4 hours, and they should smell fresh again. 

  • Use Your Washing Machine’s Dry Spin Feature

Put your clothes through a warm, dry spin cycle in your washing machine to get rid of the musty smell.

  • Use your Freezer as a Holding Area 

Place your clothes in sealed bags and put them in your freezer overnight. This should get rid of any odour.

  • Use Warm Water and Vinegar

Pour 1 cup of vinegar in your washing machine and wash your clothes in warm water. Don’t forget to dry them out immediately after washing.

  • Use Baking Soda

Turn your clothes inside-out and rub baking soda on them. Let it sit for 30 minutes. Then 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 the load in your washing machine. Lavender oil will get rid of the musty smell from your clothes in no time.

There you go! Dampness can cause your freshly washed clothes to smell funny. Try these simple hacks to keep your laundry smelling fresh all the time!