Q: My husband is very active and spends a lot of time outdoors. In the summertime his clothes stink, even after washing. Should I use more laundry detergent?
A: Try adding 1/4 – 1/2 cup of vinegar to your rinse cycle. It will remove the odor, release any remaining detergent, works as a fabric softener, and costs pennies! Use your regular amount laundry detergent. Extra detergent won’t rinse out and can leave your machine moldy.
Are you using too much detergent? Here’s an easy test: The Too Much Detergent Towel Test
I also used vinegar on my daughter’s floatie “wings” and her beach shoes too! Took the “lake water” smell right out! 🙂
I have used vinegar for years as a tip from my great grandmothers. Undergarments always come out smelling very fresh after a vinegar rinse 🙂