Winter is coming and people are starting to take their cold clothes out of the closet. And many mothers still use mothballs to protect them from insects (moths, cockroaches and the like).
And if you don’t want to be one of those people who walks around with a coat that smells of mothballs, here’s how to get the smell out of your clothes.
–Bleach-free washing powder
How to do it:
Put all the mothballed clothes in a tank full of water or a bucket (if they all fit). Pour the baking soda into the water and leave the clothes to soak for a long time (at least 8 hours).
After that, put the clothes in the washing machine (or wash them normally in the conventional tank). Don’t use any product, just put them through the normal wash cycle.
Hang the clothes up and wait for them to dry completely.
Finally, wash the clothes with washing powder without bleach. And before starting the rinse cycle of the washing machine, add a cup of white vinegar to help eliminate the smell of mothballs.
Pass this tip on to your friends or coworkers who show up with clothes that smell of mothballs (which nobody can stand, you know)!