How To Remove Musty Smell From Towels & Clothes…Presoak: Fill sink or large tub with the smelly towels/garments, cover with water and add about 1 cup of vinegar per gallon of water used. Soak for a few hours before washing as usual. Bleach can be used instead of vinegar if working with whites (use 1/2 cup per gallon water).
There’s nothing more irritating than doing a load of towels, spending an hour or so for the entire process only to discover during folding that the towels smell musty. How does that happen? Is there something in my water that causes this stench?
I was excited when I found this recipe for getting that nasty stench out of my bathroom linens. Now I don’t have to sniff the towels I give to my house guests before they use it. I get so worried that friends and family will smell my towels and be disgusted, but now I don’t have to worry any longer because I have a secret weapon in my back pocket.
Sure, it’s an extra step but it is well worth it. I actually think it is saving me money because the old method was to wash the towels two or three times. Now I soak the towels and then wash them only once.