Smokers aren’t the only ones who should know how to get cigarette smell out of clothes. The tar present in secondhand smoke causes the smell to adhere to clothing more than other offensive odors. So even nonsmokers who spend a few minutes in a smoky bar, restaurant or concert venue should know how to get cigarette smell out of clothes.
Before you toss smoky clothing straight into the washer, try to remove as much of the smell as possible beforehand. Try placing the clothing into a bag with a few dryer sheets. Baking soda is also a great odor-neutralizer. Sprinkling in a few teaspoons of baking soda may help absorb some of the smell. Leave on clothing overnight.
If you don’t plan on washing your smoky clothing right away, don’t toss it in the hamper. Hang it up, allowing the smells to slowly dissipate.
If you have quite a few clothing items you need to launder, place them into your washing machine with a cup of baking soda and white vinegar. Allow the solution to soak for at least one hour. When you’re ready to start washing, add detergent and run a cycle as normal.
But if you’ve been washing smoky clothes for a while without pretreating them, your washer may have absorbed the tar and smoke smell left behind by your clothing. This smell can be deposited back on any new loads of laundry you wash. And if you’re washing more smoky clothes, you could be repeating the cycle!
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