How can you remove the smoke smell from your clothes?

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Written By Jim J Neal

These tips will make it seem like you spent the weekend in nature.

Camping season is here in the Upper Midwest. This means that you will be spending quality time around campfires. Even though they can be very romantic, the smell doesn’t have to stay with you. What’s the best way get smoke from your clothes? Below are a few options.

Get rid of your clothes

Hanging clothes outside to dry is a great way of getting rid of the smell. It may not completely remove the smell depending on how long you were sitting near the smoke. If the garment is allowed to move around in the open air for a while, washing will be easier.

Baking soda can be added to your laundry

Baking soda has been long regarded as a miracle product. Mix baking soda with your dirty laundry and then wash as usual. You can soak the clothes overnight in baking soda and water to get rid of the stench.

Spray with white vinegar

White vinegar is another miracle cleaning product that can be used all around your home. To combat smoke odor, add 1/2 cup white vinegar to your cleaning load.

Use hot water to wash them

Hot water can be used to clean most things. To ensure that your clothes can withstand heat, double-check the wash tags. We have a guide to help you understand the symbolisms on your tag.

Place Your Clothes in the Freezer

Your clothes will be safe from odor-causing bacteria by freezing them. You can freeze your smoke-scented laundry if you don’t have enough clothes to do a full load. To ensure they don’t get in contact with food, pack them in a freezer bag.

Fabric Scent Spray

You can use any odor-fighting spray that you like to combat the campfire smoke smell. Because some people are sensitive, we recommend starting with a light spray.

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