How to Get Musty Smell out of Clothes with and without Washing
Do you know how to get musty smell out of clothes – with or without washing it? When you keep your clothes for quite a long time or you have problems with poor air circulation at home, it’s quite common to have such musty smell.
How to Get Musty Smell out of Clothes without Washing
One of the easiest and simplest ways to get rid of those musty odors (without having to wash it) is to let the sun and natural air do their magic. Simply hang the clothes where you can air them while getting the sunray indirectly. If it’s raining, you can always hang the clothes on a patio so it gets fresh air. It helps getting rid of the smell away.
Another way is to mix water and alcohol – yes, alcohol like in vodka! Don’t use things like red wine or such thing alike because it won’t work. You need old alcohol for this trick. Buy a high-strength and cheap vodka and mix it up with water with 3:1 (vodka 3, water 1) and put it in a spray bottle. Then spray your clothes to remove the smell. Once it dries, it won’t leave any smell – not even the alcohol! And it’s also good to kill the existing bacteria too.
What about baking soda? The easiest way is to put the clothes into a plastic bag, pour in some baking soda, and then give it a good shake. After you are sure that the clothes have been covered completely with the baking soda, just leave it be – still within the plastic bag. Then, after 10 minutes, take it out and brush the clothes off to remove the baking soda. Your clothes should smell better by then.
Other Home Remedy Solutions
If you enjoy your morning coffee, big chances that you will have leftover coffee grounds. Just like the baking soda, put the coffee grounds and the clothes in a plastic bag, and just leave it overnight. There is no need to shake it. The coffee grounds would naturally absorb all the bad smell away. The next day, remove the clothes from the plastic bag and air it for around 10 minutes before wearing it.
You can also use the lemon juice. Mix the juice with water, put the mixture in a spray bottle, and spray the clothes. After you have sprayed it thoroughly, hang it to dry. The smell should be gone away by now. Those are several simple and inexpensive ways on how to get musty smell out of clothes – and you don’t even have to wash them!