I just wanted to share a quick laundry tip with you today.
A few years ago, just before we moved in together, The Hubs had a house fire and lost pretty much everything. What clothes he could salvage smelled…well, not so nice.
At the time, it wasn’t in the budget to replace everything so I had to salvage what I could. I wanted to save his clothing so he’d at least have more than one set (that he was washing nightly – I felt so bad for him!) until we could get out and get him some new things. So, I did what any nerdy girlfriend would do. I did a little research online and discovered an awesome way to get rid of the nasty, sooty smoke and ick.
Check it out:
- It has to be the powdered kind of detergent – not the liquid.
- It has to be the free of dyes and perfumes kind. I’ve tried it with the “powder fresh” or whatever and those scents just latch on to the smoke smell and it’s kind of gag worthy.
- It may take more than one wash. When I was cleaning all of his clothes, I washed each load on heavy cycle twice.
- While the A&H is great, the baking soda in it can be harsh on really dark colors, so be careful.