How to Make Your Clothes Smell Good

November 1, 2013 | By | Comments (4)

Laundry Room

If your clothes are clean but have lost that freshly-laundered smell, Kim Castellano, author of The Dirty Side of Fashion (To buy: $20,, recommends tossing your garments into the dryer with a sachet of lavender.

Simply secure lavender in an old sock that is free of holes, place it in the dryer with your clothes, and run the machine on low to medium heat for 10 minutes. If you don’t have any lavender on hand, simply toss your duds into the dryer without heat for about ten minutes to air them out.

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  1. Angie

    I love this idea! I always have that problem when I don’t where my clothes for a long time, or a whole season.

    November 1, 2013 at 5:22 pm
  2. Lucy

    If only I had a dryer! I live in Europe and have to dry my clothes on a folding rack, which often results in them smelling a bit musty by the time they’ve dried (darn damp climate). Any good ideas?

    November 5, 2013 at 12:03 pm
  3. Gerri S

    Lucy – try using white vinegar in your wash (after rinsing). Clothes will be soft and fresh.

    November 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm
  4. melissa

    hair dryer to speed up the drying process?

    November 5, 2013 at 2:11 pm

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