How to get the smell out of moldy towels

I know you’ve all done it, left the clothes sitting in the washing machine too long.  When you go to pull them out, they smell horribly of mold.  I just went to do laundry and had our beach towels stuffed in my tall laundry basket.  Man, they smelled AWFUL!

 If you’ve ever tried to wash them, you’ll know that it doesn’t really take the smell out.  I’ve washed them 2 and 3 times before and the smell just doesn’t come out.  Keep reading to learn how to get the smell out of mold towels.

ou've all left clothes in the washer way to long and they've gotten that horrible smell. Read here to learn about how to get the smell out of moldy towels.
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How to get the smell out of moldy towels

Getting the smell out is so easy.  I was talking to my sister-in-law the other day and she had no idea how to do it, but I’ve been doing it for years.  You load your clothes like you normally would for a load of laundry.  I usually don’t do a super big load just because I want the towels to have room and not be bunched in the washer.  

I pour in 1 to 2 cups of vinegar and run the wash cycle like I normally would (no detergent).  Usually I don’t measure it out, I just give a good pour!  After the wash in vinegar is complete, I wash them again with detergent.  Make sure you completely dry your towels in the dryer.  Even if they are a little damp, new mold will grow.

Try this great natural way to get that smell out of moldy towels the next time you get that awful whiff.

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4 Responses

  1. @SavvySandwicher says:

    omg! I just bought all new towels because I couldn’t get stink out of my gym towels! I’ll definitely try this!!!!

  2. Robin says:

    Does the vinegar work for front loaders too?

  3. Roseanne says:

    I put vinegar in every load of wash I do. Cuts back on detergent and makes my laundry soft and towels very absorbant. There’s no vinegar smell either!

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