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I hope this is the right place for this question...

I wanted to ask you Mama's if anyone knows of a solution to get the "old" smell out of my towles. They are regularly used, never been stored, washed the same as all the other clothes in the house, but most all of them (older ones, anyway) have an "old" odor to them.

I want to say I remember reading something about soaking them in vinegar, but how much and how and for how long...?

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No help here but...
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Uggh! Ours have that smell too. A little B.O. a little musty a little ... ripe?

i have tried everything, even bleach. I think our problem is that we store them in a drawer and our bathroom has no ventilation except a window that is no fun to leave open in the winter.
 

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We had a mildew odor problem with our towels. So every few washes, we put 1 cup of vinegar in before the rinse. Also, if you use the dryer, make sure the towels get completely dry. If they're even a little bit damp, the mildew smell can come back.

I would think the vinegar could help with the "old" smell too. Good luck!
 
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