Last month, our hot water heater had a major leak…what a mess! We grabbed every towel in our home to try and mop up the water and keep it from getting on our carpet. Well, one of those towels got left behind, and I found it a few days ago…it smelled sooo bad! I had noticed a mildew smell in our laundry room, and finally found the stinky towel wedged behind our washing machine. I threw it in the washer with my laundry detergent and washed on hot, but it still smelled like mildew. I decided to try an old trick that I had read about in one of my magazines that helped get rid of the mildew smell. Well my friends, this works like a charm! Let me show you how to remove mildew smell from towels and clothes too!
Here is the culprit…stinky mildew towel…yuck!
All you need is 1 cup of distilled white vinegar.
Turn your washer temperature to high, and start your wash. DO NOT ADD LAUNDRY DETERGENT! Simply pour your cup of vinegar into the wash and let it work its magic!
Put your towel in your dryer with a dryer sheet or dryer balls, and they should come out smelling fresh and new! If they do not smell better and have extreme mildew smell, throw back into the washer and instead of vinegar, add one cup of baking soda to the wash…still no detergent. This should completely rid your towel of the musty mildew smell!
***This works on clothes as well!
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