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Jun 22, 2004
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Saw this in the March 2005 (pg 30) issue of Good Housekeeping & thought it would benefit everyone.

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Clothing can get rank just from daily wear and tear. Don't let dirty laundry sit around, and follow these tips for treating specific odors.

[*]Heavily soiled work clothes: Add half a cup of baking soda or vinegar to the rinse cycle.

[*]Perspiration stains: Rub a prewash stain remover into the trouble spots. Then wash garment in the hottest water safe for the fabric. If clothing still smells bad, apply white vinegar to the area and let sit for 30 minutes, then wash with an enzyme detergent or oxygen bleach.

[*]Stinky socks: Wash as usual, then rinse socks in a solution of one cup white vinegar and one gallon water; let sit for 30 minutes. Squeeze out excess moisture and let air-dry.

[*]Funky gym clothes: If you don't have time to launder gear between every workout, toss perfume strips or sprinkle baking soda into your exercise bag before putting your sweats inside.

[*]Bath towels with a sour smell: Wash separately in small loads, using the hottest water safe for the fabric and the usual amount of nonbleach detergent; add on cup of ammonia during the rinse cycle. Place in the dryer ASAP.

Thanks for the tips! I'll let Adrian know.



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