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The first thing that removes build-up from clothes is baking soda. For a difficult job, saturate the water with baking soda. Let sit 24 hours. If the water is smelly or gross, I continue to do this another time until it is not. NEVER let a very dirty item sit in this water for two days. This causes the smelly water, which has absorbed out the bad things ...


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I had this problem a lot. I switched from using a fabric conditioner as a rinse aid to using that stalwart of internet cleaning hacks, white vinegar. It does seem to have helped; it didn't rescue any affected clothes, but it seems to have significantly slowed down the rate at which new clothes become affected. The clothes don't smell vinegary, just vaguely ...


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If they smell even after washing this could be caused by mildew in the clothes (a kind of fungus). This happens if the clothes took too long to dry or were left damp and warm for too long. You can fix this by soaking the clothes in a mixture of hot water and soda crystals for a couple of hours (Sodium carbonate), then washing as normal. The sodium ...


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