To clean mildew stains from fabric, begin by brushing off any mold or mildew on the item. Most mildew stains come out after moistening the stain and washing the item using laundry soap and water. Tougher stains may requi... More »

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Mildew odors can be removed from clothing by machine washing the garments with vinegar in place of regular laundry detergent. Mildew odors can also be eliminated by machine washing clothes with regular laundry detergent ... More »

Remove mildew stains from clothes by shaking the items outside, pretreating the stains with detergent and then soaking them in the washing machine in a bleach solution for eight hours in the hottest water recommended for... More »

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Wet towels typically smell bad because they have become a breeding ground for germs, mildew and mold. As these organisms grow in the warm, moist environment of a wet towel, they emanate a smell. This occurs especially wh... More »

To safely remove mold from cloth, take the item outside, brush off as much mold as possible, soak the cloth in a water and vinegar solution, pretreat mold stains with a borax cleaning solution, and wash as normal. Dry th... More »

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In order to soften fabric on a Carhartt jacket or other clothing item, such as one made with denim, add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the final rinse cycle on the smallest setting in the washing machine or hand wash and rinse wi... More »

Preshrinking fabric ensures it will not shrink after you use it to sew an item of clothing. Sometimes cotton and linen fabric the manufacturer has labeled "preshrunk" continues to shrink. Prevent this problem by washing ... More »

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