Sometimes washing your clothes doesn’t do the trick. Your clothes require more due to excess bacteria build-up. Foul-smelling clothes are undoubtedly repulsive. There can be many reasons why your clothes smell even after a wash. Two of the major reasons being: bacteria build-up due to sweat or leaving your clothes too long in the machine.
Both of which are unhealthy and unpleasant. In this article, we list a handful of tips on how to eliminate odors from your clothes effectively. Read on!
6 tips to help eliminate odours in clothes
1. Clean your machine
Apart from washing your clothes regularly, it is important to give your machine a good clean-up every now and then. This will help get rid of any built-up residue in the washer that may be causing the foul smell. This would also help get rid of bacteria in the washer and therefore keep your clothes clean.
2. Dry your clothes
Often, we forget clothes in the washer. But this isn’t a healthy laundry habit. Your clothes are damp and are prone to grow mold and even bacteria. This can give out foul-smell that defeat the purpose of the entire laundry cycle. Remember to always dry out clothes, preferably under sunlight to ensure the bacteria is killed and your clothes are completely clean.
3.Use hot water
Hot water is a great way to get rid of bacteria and disinfect clothes. Toss your clothes in hot water at the end of the cycle and give them a rinse. It helps kill the odor-causing bacteria effectively.
4. Baking soda or Vinegar
Using baking soda or vinegar can effectively help in fighting odors and mildew. Add in a half-cup of baking or vinegar to your load and let it do its magic. Make sure not to add too much. These ingredients help in cutting down the odor and avoid any bacteria build-up.
5.Store your laundry right
Apart from washing and drying your clothes correctly, it is also important how you store them. Often, clothes kept in inside too long develop unpleasant odors. Fortunately, there are ways you can prevent this. Here are some tips:
- Give your clothes room to breathe
- Make sure they are completely dry
- Place naphthalene balls
- Make sure there are no foul-smelling agents
Another way to ensure that your clothes smell fresh and are free from bacteria is to soak a cotton ball in few drops of tea tree or lavender essential oil and place them in between your clothes. This can help get rid of bacteria and give your clothes a pleasant smell (Do not use essential oils in case you are allergic or have pets).
6.Consider changing your detergent
Your detergent can also determine the fragrance of your clothes. Often detergents have added fragrances that help eliminate odors and keep clothes smelling fresh. But make sure, these fragrances do not irritate your skin. A quality detergent helps kill bacteria and leaves clothes clean and smelling good.
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- Get rid of tough stains
- Kill bacteria and odors
- Leave clothes clean and fresh
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