Please tell me that I’m not the only mom who starts some clothes in the washing machine, but then forgets that those wet clothes are sitting there until a day or two later, when they have morphed into a damp stinky mess. Sound familiar?
And then you think, “Hey, no big deal, I’ll just rewash them,” so you start the washing machine over, rewash the clothes, put them in the drier, and they still come out stinky?
So you wash and dry again. Rinse and repeat. And they still smell!
I finally figured out a solution!
Maybe this is old news to some of you, but after years of being a busy (and forgetful) mom, I just figured this out myself, and wanted to share with any other busy moms out there who leave therir clothes in the washer .
Ready? It’s actually quite simple. Instead of rewashing the wet clothes in the washer, just throw them in the drier, and THEN rewash and dry them, just like normal.
Simple, right? I don’t understand the science behind why you have to dry them first before you rewash them, but it’s the only way I’ve been able to get that mildew smell out of clothes that I’ve left in the drier! It totally works!
And it has made my life so much easier and less frustrating.
So what do you think? Do you ever leave your wet washed clothes in the washer? Do you have any great laundry tips to share? Is this tip as life-changing for you as it has been for me?! 😉