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How do I get (yuk) B.O. smell out of DH's shirts? :P

DH is a crane operator and all summer has worked in the little glass box of his crane, operating it with NO A/C and just a tiny window for air. Needless to say, his shirts come back FUNK-AYYY. :P Even after washing them several times, the sweat smell remains in the armpit area... ewwww. How do I get this smell out?


Asked by MamaLisa1976 at 10:04 PM on Sep. 17, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • my hubby is a construction worker and i only ever use arm and hammer laundry deturgent. It removes all kinds of stains and smells. :D

    Answer by mrsnikifrank at 10:09 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • vinegar

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:07 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Just get new ones. I do not think the smell will come out.

    Answer by sta517 at 10:06 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Try Oxy-Clean

    Answer by arouthier at 10:07 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Buy some cheer and rub it directly under the armpits and let it sit then wash. It worked for my dh's shirts.

    Answer by Keyonsmom at 10:08 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • yup...vinegar.

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:09 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Thank you guys... I think I'll use a combo of all of this. I'm ironing his shirts right now, (for some reason they made him wear long sleeves on this job and they're like plaid, light cotton semi-dress shirts) and the hot iron running over the armpit made the funk come out. (GAK!!!!) I'm gonna do vinegar, then arm & hammer & let it soak in the armpits, then wash it with oxyclean. If it doesn't come out by then I'm buying new ones. You guys rock!!! :)

    Comment by MamaLisa1976 (original poster) at 10:20 PM on Sep. 17, 2010