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How do you get smoke smell out of cloths?

I recently had a house fire, everyone is ok but our cloths aren't. None actually got burned but they have a HEAVY smoke smell. Has anyone been through this? Is there any hope for our cloths?

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Asked by kelliduncan at 10:35 AM on Jun. 16, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • I wash them and rinse them in vinegar water then wash them again. If the smell is still there try drying them in the sun then spray them with febreeze

    Answer by admckenzie at 10:40 AM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • Maybe you could go to your local fire department and ask someone there. If anyone knows, it would be them. Glad everyone is ok! : -)

    Answer by renea20 at 10:43 AM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • I wash them, rinse them in vinegar water then wash them again and also hang them to dry DON'T use the dryer. Then use lots of gain fabric softener in your final rince...

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 AM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • Use Vinegar instead of downy for the rinse agent.
    Use baking soda in with the detergent.
    And the do a final rinse using downy ( or other favorite scent) and hang them outside to dry.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 2:15 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • Charcoal works well to absorb unwanted odors. Place a few briquets in a large garbage bag with your clothes and tie up tight. Let set for a few days and then wash as directed above with vingear and baking soda. The two techniques together should eliminate all smoke odor from your clothing.

    Answer by scout_mom at 10:14 AM on Jun. 17, 2010

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