I’m a laundry pro – one item you need to add to your washing so clothes never smell damp even without a tumble dryer | The Sun10/28/2022
MOST OF US have waved goodbye to using our tumble dryer this winter as energy prices continue to rise.
But the cold weather means clothes are going to take even longer to dry, and end up smelling damp because of it.
Luckily, a laundry expert from Persil has revealed the one ingredient you need to add yo your wash to eradicate any damp smells.
The expert told the Express that getting rid of damp smells on clothes is “simple”.
Firstly, wash the clothing with one or two detergent capsules or a scoop of powder, ideally ones that target odours.
Along with your regular detergent, the laundry experts reveals you should add a cup of white vinegar into your washing machine drum.
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They explained: "Vinegar is a disinfectant that helps to remove smells.”
"Additionally, you can add some fabric softener, but it must be an “intense” version to help target smells and add a beautiful fragrance to clothing.”
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If you have spotted that your clothes are already going mouldy, then you have to tackle it as soon as possible.
The laundry whizz revealed you should wash your clothes at a high temperature to kill off mould spores.
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Even during the colder months, if you spot it's a nice dry day hang your clothes out to help them dry wuickly.
To prevent musty smells again, the laundry whizz said wash wet or sweaty clothing as soon as possible.
The experts added you should not leave your washing sitting in the washing machine and to make sure clothes are completely dry before putting them away.
And if it's your washing machine causing your clothes to smell, cleaning expert Nicky Ellis, from Clean House Fast recommended using vinegar to clean it.
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They suggested pouring two cups of white vinegar into the detergent drawer, and running the machine through the hottest cycle.
Once complete, add half a cup of baking soda directly to the drum and run the hottest cycle again.
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