How to Wash Smelly Clothes – Tips & Tricks
If damp and musty odours are beginning to linger on clothes (even after they are clean and dry) – try the following clothing odor removal steps!
Don’t leave wet clothes lying about. Musty odours worsen as time goes on; so don’t leave clothes in the washing machine or in the laundry basket. Wash them as soon as possible, or if needs be, hang them up somewhere until they can be cleaned.
Use a fresh smelling laundry detergent. Rin Refresh is the perfect detergent for revitalising damp and dingy clothes. Formulated to leave clothes clean, bright, and with the lingering scent of lemon and rose – it’ll make fabric fresh and clean once more.
Add vinegar or baking soda to the wash. Add a cup of white vinegar or baking soda into the wash, alongside a good quality detergent like Rin Matic if using the washing machine, or Rin Detergent Powder if washing clothes in a bucket. This will neutralise bad odours and help to get rid of that unpleasant stale smell.
Line dry clothes. When the weather is unpredictable, you might not get the chance to hang clothes outside. But, if the sun does peek out of the clouds (or even if the rain stops for a while), take the opportunity to dry your clothes! The natural air and warming effect of the sun’s rays will ensure clothes dry fresh, clean, and sweet smelling. Alternatively, dry your clothes in areas where you can open the windows or ensure good ventilation.
When the monsoon season strikes, there’s no reason to let the rain dampen your mood – with these tips, you’ll know how to remove smells from clothes and keep yourself clean, fresh, and dry (for a while, at least).