Odors from pet hair or pet accidents, such as urine, transfer and linger on clothing items even after the laundry has been washed. Such odors are particularly annoying for the non-pet owner who simply made brief contact with a pet belonging to a friend or family member. Taking the stinky laundry items to a professional cleaner is a costly and unnecessary step, as utilizing one household liquid during the cleaning process eliminates the pet odors.
Things You'll Need
- Washing machine
- Laundry detergent
- White vinegar
- Scented dryer sheets
Place the laundry covered in pet odors into the washing machine. Mixing this laundry with other non-smelly clothes items is fine.
Pour the normal amount of laundry detergent (powder or liquid) into the machine.
Pour 1 to 2 cups of white vinegar into the machine.
Run the machine on the "Gentle" cycle. Then, place the laundry into the dryer.
Place two scented fabric softener sheets into the dryer. Dry the clothes as normal (for example, "Tumble Dry" on medium heat).
- Photo Credit dog image by Ramona smiers from Fotolia.com
How to Get Any Odor (Even Cat Urine) Out of Your Laundry Without Breaking The Bank!
Stains and odors happen to our clothing on almost a daily basis. Whether it's underarm stains on your favorite shirt or kitten...
How to Get Odors Out of Laundry
It's a little easier than you might think for odors to start developing in your laundry. Maybe you haven't used the right...
- How to Get Smoke Odor Out of Clothes
How to Clean the Odor of Vomit Out of Your Upholstery
Children, pets and adults alike cannot always make it to the appropriate area when they are under the weather. Accidents happen, meaning...
What to Use to Get Pet Smells Out of Carpet
A lot of people who don't have pets say that when they walk into a home, they can immediately smell pet-related odors....