I have discovered that athletic tops made from manmade fabrics (the kind that “wick away moisture”) can get extremely stinky after a workout.I have also, thankfully, discovered that the stinkiness can be eliminated by soaking the tops in water with baking soda.No specific measurements are needed. Just shake a pile of soda in a bucket (how big of a pile? Shrug), stick in the stinky tops, add water to cover, and soak until the next load goes into the washer.They emerge from the washer odor-free.This discovery has resulted in a much more pleasant family life.For more tips, visit Rocks In My Dryer’s Works For Me Wednesday.
Thanks for the tip. My son just started football so I’m sure I’ll be needing this soon.
Jennifer, 5 Minutes for Books says
Vinegar is great, too. My dryer doesn’t dry so well anymore, so especially if I’m drying towels, they often end up sitting there damp, because they didn’t get all the way dry.
That results in that mildew-y smell which I HATE. I rewash in hot water, letting them soak in some vinegar/water before hand and it usually knocks it out.