TIPS TO GET RID OF THE SMELL OF SMOKE FROM YOUR CLOTHES
Clothes can pick up smoke from a number of places, whether it is from cigarettes, BBQs or a bonfire.
From machine washable clothes to non-machine washable items, get rid of unwanted smells of smoke and keep your clothes fresh with our top tips.
STEP ONETo remove the smell of smoke, first check your clothing labels to see which items are machine washable.
STEP TWOAll machine-washable clothing should be washed separately from any items that weren’t exposed to smoke. We recommend using Neutral 0% Liquid Detergents. Add 75ml for a wash load of 4-5kg, by either pouring straight into the drawer or using a dosing ball placed on the top and at the back of the load. Set your washing machine to a hot water cycle (but don’t forget to check the care label first for specifics) which can help open up the fabric to remove the remnants of hard to get at odours.
STEP THREEOnce your wash cycle has finished, hang the clothing outdoors on a line to air-dry. Air-drying provides an extra boost of freshness – just make sure there are no bonfires lit nearby!
NON-MACHINE WASHABLE CLOTHINGFor any items that can’t be machine washed try airing outdoors or alternatively, white vinegar has been suggested by some to help. This will not be suitable for dry-clean only items. If you are going to try vinegar – hang all items on hangers from your shower curtain. Pop the plug in the bath, fill with hot water and four cups of white vinegar and leave for 10 minutes. White vinegar is slightly acidic and so breaks down smoky molecules. This helps pull out any residual smoke from your clothing, without the need to wash.