Sometimes even after washing, clothes smell bad. If you want to know how to keep odours out of clothes just washed, try these easy before, during, and after laundry tips to ensure fresh clothes.
Wash dirty laundry soon
“Dirty” can turn into “dirtier and smelly” over time, especially when wet and piled in the dark, a hideaway for mold and bacteria. If you can’t wash clothes soon or air them out, pre-treat before laundering. Or pile them up in the laundry machine and get down to it!
Pre-treat super dirty and sweaty clothes
For clothes that accumulate stains or strong odors—like activewear or your favorite cooking clothes—give them a pre-treat soak in detergent and water before washing.
Use an odour shield
To make sure clean fabrics smell good well after the wash – like taking a stroll in the hot sun or cooking food with strong odours – add Downy Antibac to your wash cycle. Think of it as deodorant for clothes. As you move about, it neutralizes bad odours on the spot by stopping 99% of body odour bacteria from growing; and provides an all-day fresh scent.
Dry your laundry right away
Did you know that clean, wet fabrics can eventually turn smelly? Mold and mildew love dark, damp places, so don’t leave your wet laundry in the washer for too long. Also be sure that your laundry is actually dry before you leave the laundry room. If it’s still damp to the touch, toss it back in the dryer.
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