Is Your Laundry Fresh Or Stale?

By: The Cleancult Team

July 20, 2017

After washing out the laundry, ideally it should smell amazing but unfortunately, that is not the case always! This is because your laundry might be stale. Yes, you read it right! Laundry can be fresh or stale. Stale laundry is a real problem, and is one that needs tackling! If you're using old laundry detergent, here's what to look out for. A Fresh detergent is the key! Cleancult is fresh, free of toxins, and free of animal cruelty. Our laundry pods are a perfect mixture of cleaning, stain removal, and brighteners and are free of chlorine, dyes, phosphates, and masking agents. And the best part is, Cleancult laundry pods are hypoallergenic, great for sensitive skin and have achieved a cleaning rating equivalent to conventional detergents.

Here’s everything you need to know about stale laundry and how you can easily fix the issue in addition to using fresh detergent:

At times cloth starts smelling as soon as they come out of the washing machine. Other times, they might smell fine at first but start smelling later due to the environmental factors. Here are some common reasons as to why your laundry may smell stale and how to combat the problem:

Is your Washing Machine the culprit?

Well, it may sound strange, but if your laundry smells after washing out the real culprit can be the washing machine itself! Remember, your washing machine is a machine that is not capable of self-cleaning. It requires maintenance and care to get rid of the dirt or mould that can easily accumulate. So, why not freshen up your washing machine to get fresh clothes?

Or your Washing Habits are to be blamed?

We all have our individual way of doing the laundry, but have we ever wondered if that is correct? Are we using the right amount of laundry? Too much or too little detergent can create a bad odor or don’t clean the clothes properly. A handy tip is to use the Cleancult laundry pod which is the correct amount of detergent for one load of laundry. One Cleancult pod = One Load.

How can I Combat Stale Washing?

If your laundry smells stale even after washing, there is nothing to lose your heart. They’re not ruined. You can even get clean and fresh clothing with good smell. All you need to do is, follow some tips and enjoy!

If your clothes have that damp smell coming out of them, add a cupful of white vinegar, a great deodriser, into the washing machine drum along with your laundry. If your clothes get that musty smell, soak them in a bowl of cold water mixed with one cup of baking soda. After soaking, wash as normal in the washing machine. If your clothes smell of smoke, just give them good air. Hang them outside on the washing line, allow the wind to blow out any bad odor and refresh your clothing.

Do you Add Too Many Clothes to your Washer?

Adding too many clothes in your washer prevent them from being properly cleaned. Do you know, friction helps the detergent to really clean the clothes. Are you using the Correct Water Temperature?

Incorrect water temperature can adversely affect the fabric. Use hot water to deal with the pungent smell coming from the laundry and to kill odor causing bacteria.

How long do you leave your clothes in the Washer?

Well, we all want to wash the laundry and get it dry as soon as we can but sadly, that’s always nit the case. Some of us leave the clothes on the washer for long because of which it absorbs musty smell. So, just to ensure you don’t do this mistake with your laundry, just set an alarm to remind yourself and move them in the dryer soon after the wash is complete.

Don’t forget to let us know how you ensure your laundry is fresh. Is it the magic of fresh detergent like Cleancult, or the above mentioned tips that help you get a fresh and clean laundry? Share with us here!