If you’ve ever spent an evening in a smoky bar or around a bonfire, you should know how to get smoke smell out of clothes. Smoke tends to cling to clothing more than other offensive odors. So smoky clothing shouldn’t be treated like normal dirty laundry.
First, don’t toss your smoky clothing in the hamper. By balling it up, the odors stay locked in clothing, and can even spread to other laundry in close contact. Hang up the clothing until you’re ready to wash to give it a chance to air out.
Baking soda and white vinegar are great odor neutralizers. Sprinkle some baking soda onto your clothes and place in a plastic bag overnight. If you have a larger load of smoky clothes, place them in your washer and allow them to soak with a cup of baking soda and vinegar.
But the best way we know how to get smoke smell out of clothes is to start with a clean washing machine.
When you ritually wash smoky clothing, your washing machine will absorb the tar and smoke smells left behind. These smells can be redeposited back on future loads of laundry, trapping you in a smelly, smoky cycle.
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Smelly Washer offers a cleaner in odorless original as well as Smelly Towel Cleaner, which features a light garden scent. The gentle formula can be used in your washer twice a month. That means that a single bottle will keep your washer smelling fresh and clean for a whole year!
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