I usually do my laundry on Sundays. Sometimes I throw a load or two in during the week but Sundays are typically “laundry day” at my house. Doing the laundry is one of my least favorite chores. I absolutely hate folding up the clean clothes and putting them away. We just never have enough room for all out clothes and of course- I can never find anything to wear! Every once and a while I will start a load and then forget to put it in the dryer and then I forget about it completely until I go start a new load and realize there is a pile of wet clothes in the washer that have been sitting there for nearly a week. So gross.
Unfortunately when this happens it can be really difficult to get rid of the mildew smell that is all over the clothes. Simply turning on the washer again doesn’t always cut it. There is a secret ingredient you can add the the washer to help eliminate the yucky smell. Vinegar!
I add vinegar to my Downy ball and toss it into the machine. I also wash with hot water (normally I only use cold water) and add a little extra laundry soap. This usually does the trick. Then I swear to never forget about the clean clothes in the washing machine again. Inevitably it always seems to happen again.
Does this ever happen to you? What’s your advice to get rid of the mildew smell?