Do you ever accidentally leave your wet clothes in the washer too long? You go to your open it and get a whiff of sour mildew? I'm going to share with you my secret to get the mildew smell out of laundry. I may or may not be guilty of this more than once. I get busy and forget to switch over a load. My two boys have a habit of putting wet things in their laundry baskets and when I go to do laundry I get that same sour smell, it makes you want to gag.
Just washing with detergent is not going to get that smell out and you can pour all the smell good beads in there you want it still won't go away. If the fabrics that are being rewashed wont shrink then put the water on your washer to the hot setting. When the water has covered the clothes pour in 1 cup of white vinegar. This works because the acid in vinegar crosses the cell membrane of bacteria and prompts a release of protons which destroys it.
Did you know vinegar is also a natural fabric softener? Now you will not only have less stinky towels but they will be soft as well! Do you have a great tip you would like to share on Quick Tip Tuesday? You can email it or leave me a comment below and you might see your idea featured on Quick Tip Tuesday!