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Is there any way to stop dishcloths from smelling bad?

  1. L a d y f a c e profile image76
    L a d y f a c eposted 7 years ago

    Is there any way to stop dishcloths from smelling bad?

    Dishcloths get this bad, mildew-y smell to them sometimes after I use them only one day, but sometimes it doesn't happen until after a few days. Is there something I'm doing that's causing this??

  2. yazoogal43 profile image35
    yazoogal43posted 7 years ago

    after you use them drop them in a bowl with baking soda and a teaspoon of vinegar in them, i believe you will like results

  3. Scribenet profile image85
    Scribenetposted 7 years ago

    Dishcloths need to dry in between uses.  Also they need to be washed with a weak solution of bleach to disinfect them and keep them smelling fresh...remember to rinse them after. Hope this helps!

  4. LillyGrillzit profile image78
    LillyGrillzitposted 7 years ago

    They must completely dry by open hanging. After every use, add a little soap, and wring out well. Try to hang in a sunny or warm place, where they can dry quickly.

    I lived in an apartment that was filled with mold in the walls, and under the baseboards, my home was always damp. I had to dry towels and rags on the outside rail.

    For sponges, I put them through the dishwasher once a week.

  5. Stina Caxe profile image86
    Stina Caxeposted 7 years ago

    I use OdoBan on just about everything!  Things like towels (and a certain someones socks) that often have a weird smell end up getting OdoBan in the washing machine too.  I love that stuff almost as much as the Magic Eraser!

  6. Loveslove profile image58
    Lovesloveposted 7 years ago

    Every night before  I go to bed I put my dishcloth in bleach and water leave it overnight,next morning i rinse it and hang it on the washing line to dry replacing it with a new one.....every day.....remember a dirty dishcloth will spread germs.

  7. Darknlovely3436 profile image83
    Darknlovely3436posted 6 years ago

    as soon a your dishcloth start to smell, tossed it in the garbage.
    bacteria is lurking....

 
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