De-stinking clothes without a washing machine
June 16, 2014 6:00 PM Subscribe
I have a new shirt that smells terrible. Difficulty level: no washing machine.
posted by orrnyereg to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I bought a t-shirt during my recent trip to Samoa and when I got home I discovered that it smells terrible. It's a chemical-y smell, probably from the paint they used on the design. I haven't worn it yet because I can't bear to be in the same room with it. But it's a cute shirt! With sea turtles!
I've seen the earlier questions about getting smells out of clothes. However: I don't have access to a washing machine, or Oxyclean, or Borax. I do have white vinegar and access to not-great washing powder. Is there anything I can do to save this shirt or is it destined for the rag pile?