July 01, 2005

Stinky Laundry

So, isn't clothing that you hang on the line to dry supposed to smell good? That's the way that I remember it, and that's what all those commercials that try to sell you 'summer breeze' laundry softener are trying to say.

Well, mine doesn't. Mine smells nasty, and I'm not sure why. Any help would be appreciated.

And, as a note, the outside doesn't stink like this. There aren't any dead animals or anything near where I'm drying.

5 Comments:

At 8:20 AM, Anonymous said...

Could you be a little more specific as to the flavor of the nastiness?

--Cousin Amy

 
At 3:25 PM, MOM said...

Summer can be a bad time for smells. They can happen when the laundry is left in the washer for just one day. They get musty and even hanging them out doesn't help, just another washing.

How about the water, does it smell bad sometimes? Every once in a while, ours smells bad.

Maybe a stinky truck or some trash fire could have passed and left it's stink behind on your clothes.

 
At 8:47 AM, Jessica said...

Check out your clothes pins, maybe they are sour =(
Sometimes if you over-lap the clothes they might not dry evenly.
I'm not sure of the web-site but saw this lady on Oprah,
"Queen of Clean" She has a web-site with cleaning tips that work pretty good re: laundry.
and more...

 
At 11:07 AM, Jeremiah said...

I have a theory now. I think it's our bio-degradable detergent. I'm not sure, but I think that the same smell is on the clothes (not so strong, but there) in the clothes that were dried in the dryer.

So, I'll test this. Thanks for the thoughts, although I have no idea what a 'sour' clothes pin is.

 
At 6:56 PM, Anonymous said...

I think one of your friends, probably Ben, is secretly "borrowing" your laundry, wears it and returns it all smelly.........

Bob

 

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