Whether the smell is good or bad, material can just soak up odors, and hold on to them for a long time. If it smells good – no problem. If it stinks, we might have to give up that shirt that we’ve loved for a long time; or only wear it when we have a cold and aren’t leaving the house. Maybe one of the following articles can help you with the problem of odors in material and save your shirt; just click on the title of the article that you want to read more of.
After the clothes are confined there for a few weeks, they develop a strong odor that spreads to other clothes which would otherwise not get smelly. We’ve had to resort to banning that one drawer and going through the closets looking for cotton undershirts to re-wash…
I recently bought a linen type shirt. I think it is linen. Anyway, it has this scent that smells like fish. I really like this shirt, but my students tell me I stink, and I’d like to keep the shirt.
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?
I’ve noticed our towels never smell “fresh”, even when they are straight from the dryer. It isn’t the typical musty or moldy smell you might get when leaving them in the washer too long and not truly stinky but just not nice. How can I make my towels smell better without resorting to “perfumey” detergents or dryer sheets?
I found my swimsuit wrapped in a towel in a backpack. The good news is, the backpack’s fine, but the swimsuit smells horribly funky.
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?
I followed all of the advice in your how to deal with stubborn body odor in laundry article and my clothes still stink. There’s sort of a rotten egg odor and nothing I do gets rid of it.
I have noticed my tops are not smelling very fresh anymore when I perspire. I usually wash them in cold or warm water with liquid detergent then I hang them to dry.
I’m sick and tired of replacing work shirts every year when the only thing wrong with them is they’ve gone a bit wiffy from being in contact with smelly armpits too often.
Could you please tell me what that awful chemical smell is on some new jeans? How I can get rid of it?
My towels all smell funky. Is it my teenage son? There is nothing quite like stepping out of the shower to be greeted with a musty, mildewed, smelly towel.
For a few weeks I’ve occasionally noticed a musty smell. At first I thought it was something in my house, but I couldn’t ever pin it down. I finally realized it was my favorite pair of jeans!
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.
Recently I bought a nice tote bag at an airport shop while travelling. As soon as I got it onto the plane, I realized it reeeeeeeeeeeeeeks of mothballs.
Why do towels and washcloths smell sour and how do I get rid of that funky odor?
I have smelly sheets! I wash them and I promise I don’t use too much laundry detergent. Then I dry them and then store them. For some reason as soon as I get the sheets out to put on the bed they smell weird, a little musty.
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