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How so you get the musty smell out of towels and clothes?

I take hot yoga and your drenched in sweat by the end of class. White vinegar doesn't always work. I have resorted to throwing towels away. Any suggestion are appreciated.

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Asked by Farrahann at 8:09 PM on Jun. 20, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • Baking soda..A cup in the wash should do.

    Answer by louise2 at 8:12 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • Forgot some thing..Do not throw any thing in the dirty cloths wet or damp..Let it dry before you put it in there.

    Answer by louise2 at 8:14 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • baking soda or bleach...I handwash some things that need more work than others so I just use bleach and water or baking soda and water and wash them thoroughly and let those items soak and hang them

    Answer by Dom123123 at 8:29 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • Baking soda as noted above does work. Oxy-clean also works well. The best way though is prevention. drapwe wet clothing or towels over the shower rod, clothes line..even the edge of a laundry basket will work for small things. Let them dry completely before tossing in laundry basket....or wash them while still wet.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 8:48 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • odoban. Sams club caries it and it is uber fantastic. It also kills germs and viruses including the HIV virus (not that thats really important) its just a really great versatile cleaner

    Answer by katiekruschke at 9:14 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • FeBreeze! The best thing since sliced bread! LOL

    Seriously, there's a laundry deodorizer version, I just add about an 1/8th of a capful to the softener section in my washer, and run a regular cycle. PERFECT! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:58 AM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • I would use Arm & Hammer With Baking Soda Laundry Detergent. It leaves your clotes smelling fresh. It also gets alot of stains out.

    Answer by Mary67 at 6:26 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • arm and hammer wash booster. soak it overnight in that....helps with the pit stains too

    Answer by hypermamaz at 7:56 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • How are they getting a musty smell to begin with? Toss them in the machine as soon as you get home. Don't let them sit until you have a full load. And if you have no choice or the smell is that bad rinse them out at the gym while you're in the shower.


    Answer by Chrissy629 at 8:38 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

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