Thuggin420 t1_j6g2574 wrote

If you need to put anything in the rinse cycle to eliminate BO from your clothes, somethings majorly wrong with the detergent you're using and/or your machine. I've had my Electrolux front loader since '08 or '09 and never had any issues with "front load must". Here's what I do:

Use a quality detergent; Tide Free & Clear, it's worth it, you don't need much. Bleach my whites. For bulky items like blankets that don't get laundered often, I use the 2 hour "deep clean sanitize" cycle. It gets REALLY hot, like when the drum isn't moving, you can hear the "sizzle" of the submerged heating element. This probably helps break down scum and stuff. There's a product called "Affresh" specifically made to "remove odor causing residues and grime daily loads leave behind." It comes 6 tablets to a pack, and you're supposed to run one tablet a month through it. Screw that noise. Once a year, if that, I throw in the whole box and run the sanitize cycle. Still works as good as the day I got it. And it doesn't even have Wi-Fi.


Thuggin420 t1_j6g0c5k wrote

...Are you a bot?

That buzzfeed quality article was a hoot. My favorite part is the clogged toilet remedy: Bail out the shit-water, then create a shit-volcano, and finally add hot water to release the full aromatic effect. And when none of that works, use a plunger.

Many years ago, I had a warehouse type job. We got a new employee one day, nice young guy, fit, obviously took care of himself and one of the better workers we ever had. But he smelled. Bad. Every day. Like mildew and stale sweat. A few months later, his father joined. Same deal. Great attitude, looked healthy, but had that same aromatic quality about him. Now I'm not saying they'd be the type to avoid "harsh chemicals" in favor of BS like this, but if I were a betting man...


Thuggin420 t1_j6enhq3 wrote

Actual LPT: Clean up the source of the offending odor if possible with the proper cleaning product. If you just have to go the hippie route, use baking soda and water only. Baking soda neutralizes both acidic and basic odor molecules. All adding vinegar does is neutralize the baking soda and has the added bonus of smelling repulsive. Rinse thoroughly; residual baking soda or pretty much any cleaning product will attract moisture and thus dirt and grime back to the area.

Honestly, just water, a good absorbent towel and a little elbow grease will go a long way.

Wet carpet WILL start to smell if not dried in a timely manner. Invest in a dehumidifier, a real one with a compressor. Run the power cord through a cracked window and set it to "continuous run" and let it go overnight or in a garage. The key is avoiding overheating, you know how hot vehicle interiors can get in the sun, and a dehumidifier will be dumping several hundred additional watts of heat...

For an actual little to no effort way to dordorize a vehicle, read up on the proper use of an ozone generator. A cheep Chinesium unit from eBay will be just fine. This is what used car dealers do.