How to Get Odors Out of Clothing, Carpet & Fabric

How to Get Odors Out of Clothing, Carpet & Fabric


How to Get Odors out of Clothing, Carpet,
and Fabric. Got a smelly chair, rug, or shirt? Get rid of those offensive odors with gentle
cleaning products that you can find around the house. You will need 1/4c. borax 1/4c. white vinegar
Baking soda Vacuum Charcoal briquettes Bowl or baggie and plastic bag (optional). Step 1. Add 1/4 cup borax to your regular laundry
detergent and throw it in your washing machine with stinky garments or fabric. Run the wash cycle as usual. Step 2. Add 1/4 cup white vinegar to the final rinse
cycle of your wash to remove odors from clothing and other washable items. If you have a front-loading washing machine,
add the vinegar to the fabric softener dispenser before running a load of laundry. Step 3. Sprinkle baking soda liberally over stinky
carpets and rugs. Let the baking soda sit for 15 minutes to
absorb odors. Step 4. Vacuum your carpets to remove all of the baking
soda — and the funky smells with it. Step 5. Apply a thin layer of baking soda to fabric
that has a less-than-pleasant aroma. Let it sit for 15 minutes. If you are working with loose fabric, like
curtains, place the items in a plastic bag with baking soda, shake it up, and let it
sit. Step 6. Shake the baking soda from the fabric or vacuum
it from the surface of the fabric. Step 7. Put a couple of charcoal briquettes in an
open bowl or baggie and put it in your closet to remove lingering odors. Feel fresh as a daisy the next time you step
out or invite someone in. Did you know Humans can recognize as many
as 10,000 different scents.

6 Replies to “How to Get Odors Out of Clothing, Carpet & Fabric”

  1. This has helped a lot. Thanks Howcast 🙂 oh by the way FIRST TO COMMENT!!!! 🙂

    im going to look back on this and smile 🙂

  2. I have an old trunk with a fabric lining that smells mildewy. Can I shake baking soda on that to get rid of the odor?

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