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One of the most frustrating laundry problems is how to keep clothes smelling fresh. When they smell bad, especially after being laundered, it's a sign that bacteria are still on the fabric.
Get to the root of the problem and find out what caused it, so you can find the right solution. Here are seven reasons your clothes aren't smelling good and the fresh fixes you can do to solve them.
Odor Oops #1: You're using your laundry hamper as storage.
We've all been guilty of tossing dirty clothes in the hamper and leaving them there for too long. Out of sight, out of mind, right? But the moist, dark, and dirty environment is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, the major culprit that causes unpleasant odors.
Fresh Fix: If you can't do all your laundry just yet, pick out the soiled clothes and wash those first.
Odor Oops #2: Leaving laundry duty for the late afternoon or night.
Doing laundry in the morning is the perfect time to do so, because you can hang the clothes while the sun is out. If you can't do morning laundry, do at least time washes for when you will be able to finish the task and synchronize your alarm with the laundry's timer.
Fresh Fix: Once clothes are washed, immediately hang them to dry. Don't leave them in the washing machine of basin for too long.
Odor Oops #3: You're not segregating the laundry.
Different types of laundry need different washing time and care. You shouldn't be washing your kitchen or cleaning rags with your clothes, or your sweaty gym pants with your baby's onesies. Throwing them in the same wash load exposes them to cross-contamination.
Fresh Fix: Wash and treat laundry with smells and stains separately. Those may need an extra dose of heavy-duty cleaning. Soak them in a pre-wash solution (white vinegar and baking soda are accessible household helpers) in order to kill any lingering bacteria and loosen dirt before washing them thoroughly.
Odor Oops #4: You're drying your clothes in a dark damp place.
The sun is your best friend when it comes to getting fresh-smelling laundry. Clothes need good air circulation and natural sunlight in order to kill bacteria.
Fresh Fix: Of course, drying indoors can't be helped, especially during the rainy season. If you don't have a dedicated outdoor drying area, dry clothes with stubborn smells by a sunny window or space them out on a foldable air dryer in a bright, open room to aid in good air circulation.
Odor Oops #5: You're using too much fabric conditioner.
It's a common mistake—adding more fabric conditioner so the clothes smell more fragrant. Actually, using too much of it will only make your clothes smell sour.
Fresh Fix: For clothes that are not only clean but smell good as well, use a detergent with built-in fabric conditioner and a fragrance thats fresh and not overpowering, like Surf with Fabcon Purple Blooms, infused with the scent of lilies and orchids. Your clothes will look clean, feel soft, smell oh so fresh!
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