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I just went to start a load of clothes and discovered a load of wet clothes already in there. Turns out dh started a load of clothes but forgot them and didn't say anything. It's been there a week.

They smell kinda musty. Should I do any thing special to them before I rewash them? Will the smell come out?

What about putting a 1/4 cup of white vinegar in with them? Would it help? Is it too do that with a load of dark clothes?


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Asked by Anonymous5 at 3:18 PM on Apr. 28, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Add vinegar. I put vinegar in every load of laundry.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 3:20 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • yes,

    Answer by kkbird at 3:20 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • I just rewash them but in hot water... fixes the problem. when I was preggers I used to do that all the time!! LOL


    Answer by Crafty26 at 3:27 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Hubs and I have done that before... put clothes in and forgot to put them in the dryer. What I do is put 1-2 cap-full of pine-sol in with the wash cycle and that takes the smell out.

    Answer by MizLee at 3:27 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • i just rewash them and add a bit more soap

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 3:32 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Rewash in hot water. I've never done the vinegar thing but clearly it works.

    Answer by meooma at 3:32 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • vinegar pinesol helps too

    Answer by prdVirgobby at 7:17 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • I just rewash them and typically they are fine.. and yes I've opened the dryer after doing a load in the washer only to find out osmeone forgot to start the dryer for the clothes they put in there the day before.. (we do a lot of clothes so it never goes so long as a week).

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 2:43 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • I'd put vinegar- it will probably get the smell out, if not, rewash and use vinegar again. HTH!

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 10:36 AM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • I'd wash through a full cycle with vinegar only, then a new soap wash with vinegar added.

    Answer by Jerichos_Mommy at 8:42 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

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