Posts Tagged ‘Mildew’

Potential Sources for Mildew Odor in a Bedroom

Dear Home-Ec 101, There is a musty / mildew smell in my home, but I’m having issues locating the source of the smell. As far as I can tell, it’s restricted to one bedroom. I’ve examined all of my clothing, removed the air conditioner, checked all of the furniture, and even the air ducts. I’m guessing…

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There’s Mildew on My Seatbelts, What Do I Do?

Hi Home-Ec101, I have been following your site for a while and am super excited about how well the chore chart is helping around my place; it has made a huge difference! Anyway, I have an odd question, I have an older car that was in storage for about three years, and in that time…

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More on Mildew – The Basement Is Damp

Dear Home Ec 101, When I am in the basement, my allergies kick in, immediately, with all the typical allergy symptoms! It may be associated with dampness in an 1880’s basement. We keep it very clean, and no moisture seems to be present, except on a wall or two in which the paint is affected.…

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Don’t Just Cover Up Musty Odors

Dear Home-Ec 101, My problem is that I keep towels that we have used in a closet until I do laundry at the end of the week, and I wanted to know if there is anything I could put inside the closet to keep down the musky smell until laundry day? Signed, Musky in Muskogee Heather…

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Getting Rid of Mildew Odor in Towels

Dear Home Ec 101, I’m not always great about making sure my towels get dried the same day they are washed. This leads to them smelling like mildew. Will the smell go away? Can I do anything to make it go away? Or did I just ruin all my towels? Signed, Mildewed in Minneapolis Heather…

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How to Store Blankets Without Inviting Mildew

Dear Home Ec 101, I have a serious problem with the old lady, musty laundry smell. I keep my sleeping bag, electric blanket and my baby blanket in a chest at the foot of my bed. Since these are all seasonal items, they quickly get musty in my chest (which isn’t cedar). I’ve tried potpourri,…

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Musty Odor in a Home

Dear Home Ec 101, Here’s my dilemma. The house is clean, but there is a fusty, musty odor, like a large dog is secretly living in our house. We have an older, small house with the kitchen being basically open to everything. Sometimes I think it is cooking odors that are being trapped in the…

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How To Eliminate Sour Smelling Towels

Dear Home Ec 101, Why do towels and washcloths smell sour and how do I get rid of that funky odor? Signed, Sour in Soux Falls Heather says: High on my list of most favorite thing ever is stepping out of the shower and drying my face with a sour smelling bath towel. Yeah. Absolute…

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Moldy Shower Tile, Cha-cha-cha

Dear Home Ec 101, What is the best way to clean that black yuk that tends to grow in the corners of the shower? I have a ceramic tile shower and I have used every mixture I can think of to rid the shower of the black stuff from straight Clorox to the gimmicks from…

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Mildewed misery

Dear Home-ec 101, In the course of my Grand Poobah of the Home duties, I forgot about a load of wash in the washing machine. Of course, it’s almost the entire wardrobe for both my children and the entire load *reeks* of mildew. I’ve rewashed the load at least three times now using a total…

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Mildew: not tasty like Mountain Dew

Dear women-in-the-know, I’ve spent my summer at a summer camp and have gotten my money’s worth out of my double stroller. It has endured bugs, kids with dirty diapers, and lugged pounds worth of stuff, but it has also contracted mildew. I’ve heard to use tilex and hose it off. Is there a natural way…

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Cultured Marble: What To Clean It With?

Ladies, Two questions for you. First, we have a relatively new shower whose walls are cultured marble. What is the best way to give them the occasional clean to remove soap scum, etc? Second, in the same shower, we have sliding glass doors. While doing a deep clean yesterday, I discovered that there is a…

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