Many people store their off-season clothes in the basement or a spare rooms in their homes. Sometimes the clothes are in damp environments and clothes can get mildewed. Not all is lost with mildewed clothes because their are ways to remove the smell. The following explains what mildew is and how to remove it from your clothing… 

Mildew is a Surface Fungus

Mildew grows in moist areas like basements, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. It looks like white/grey powder on your clothing.

Try White Vinegar

Soak your clothing in a bucket or sink filled with water and 8 ounces of white vinegar. Leave it soak for at least and hour and then take it to a laundromat to wash. If you can still smell the venegar then you add another 8 ounces of vinegar while it washes.

Rub in Lemon and Salt

Mix lemon juice and salt into a paste and rub it on the mildews areas of your clothing.  Hand the clothes out to dry in direct sunlight. Repeat until you don’t smell the mildew anymore.

Borax Brand Laundry Detergent

Borax is especially good at removing mildew and its smell from your clothing. Add 1/2 cup of Borax to hot water and then pour that into the laundromat’s washing machine after it’s filled with water.

Bleach if You Clothing Can Handle It

Bleach is your best bet if the mildew is on clothing that can handle it. Never use bleach on wool or silk and you’d be best to spot test it before washing the mildewed items entirely. White cotton can handle the bleach.

You may have to try a coupe of these solutions one after the other before your clothes are fully free of mildew but you should give it a shot instead of just throwing your clothes away.

Meadowthorpe Laundromat has high capacity washers and dryers that can handle all your household items, clothes, and more!

Look for us behind Jimmy Johns and Speedway on Leestown Rd or Contact us (859-227-5757) for more information.
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About 24 Hr Meadowthorpe Laundromat

24 Hr Meadowthorpe Laundromat is a self serve coin laundry, with a variety of washing and drying options. We have large capacity equipment, perfect for blankets, comforters, sleeping bags, and more. We are owned and operated by a Meadowthorpe resident and have better washers and more drying capacity than ever before. We offer customers a clean, safe, and dependable place to get your laundry clean. We also have Free WiFi, snacks, drinks, and laundry supplies available for your convenience.