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Musty clothes

I am cleaning out my basement.It is very musty down there. I had a lot of clothing in boxes. As I was bringing them up I noticed that musty smell. Can they salvaged and what treatment is good to do so?


Asked by Kimkh at 5:14 PM on Jun. 4, 2011 in Beauty & Style

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Answers (8)
  • wash with Washing Soda and or Borax added to your liquid detergant

    Answer by bloomsr at 5:17 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • I agree, and Borax will do wonders alone if you can't find the washing soda.

    Answer by scout_mom at 6:16 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • You could try washing them, otherwise I'd throw them away.

    Answer by tasches at 7:04 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • wash with some dawn dish soap good for getting smella and any kind of stain. also if you put white vinager in your was with your soap it will help also

    Answer by angeleyz375 at 10:11 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

  • Id try washing them (I use Gain and it works for me to get the musty smell out when we moved recently and got our stuff out of storage) and all of it came out smelling like normal. Just dont overpack the loads that way they can really agitate and get clean :)

    Answer by shortycmlb at 7:30 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • I would suggest baking soda with your reg detergent, it works wonders with smells!

    Answer by momofcac at 11:09 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • There are sports washing detergents at stores for people who are real active. It lifts up stains that are hard to get out. It also helps eliminates strong odors. So, maybe that will help out.

    Answer by Diamond2010 at 11:46 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • thank you for the question I always wondered about that myself....
    Usually to get smells out clothes I fill the washer while it filling a small splash of bleach wait for it to fill then stick the clothes in and it does pretty awesome especially when kiddos are sicky poo :(

    Answer by djavongirl at 12:17 PM on Jun. 8, 2011