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Old 03-28-2005, 04:06 PM
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suggestions on getting rid of mothball smell?

Hi all,
I've bought a lots of craft goodies from this one particular store, not realizing that everything would smell of mothballs ... any suggestions for getting rid of the smell fast? I've tried just leaving stuff out to let the smell dissipate, but it takes a couple of weeks and I'd rather not have this stuff cluttering up the house for that long. Help!
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Old 03-31-2005, 02:09 PM
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This is what I found on the net...

Hang clothes outdoors on a windy day for a few hours, or

Tumble in dryer (no heat) or

Soak with baking soda or white vinegar and baking soda together in water.

- Put the delicate fabric in a pillow case with a knot tied in it and put it in the washing machine or sink with baking soda.

If still unsuccessful, dry clean.
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Old 04-01-2005, 05:49 AM
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Try wrapping the items in newspaper, it is supposed to remove odors. I do not know how long you are supposed to leave them wrapped though.
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Old 04-01-2005, 01:10 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions -- problem is it's such a hodge-podge of stuff: Wood items, soft foam, feathers and more. Hopefully the baking soda and white vinegar will work for the foamies and I'll try wrapping the woodsies in newspaper.

Thanks for the ideas -- it's such an awful potent smell!
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Old 11-05-2005, 11:27 AM
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Moth Ball Smell

How can I get rid of a moth ball smell in a piece of clothing? My mom bought me a sweatshirt at the thrift shop and it smells like moth balls after it is in the dryer. I really like the shirt and don't want to throw it out.
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Old 11-05-2005, 11:51 AM
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MrsCobbler.....Try washing the sweatshirt and hanging outside. The heat of the drier probably brings out the smell of the moth balls. Should disappear after a few washings.
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Old 11-05-2005, 04:23 PM
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Sueanne,

Thanks for the suggestion. It never even crossed my mind to hang it up outside. Living here 9 years I have not been able to hang laundry out. That might be our project for the spring.... a clothes line outside.
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Old 11-08-2005, 01:06 PM
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Moderator's Note

For more hints on this topic, back up to the beginning of this thread. I just merged 2 threads that were dealing with this same idea.
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:13 PM
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moth balls

I don't know if this would work but try soaking the shirt in vinegar water than wash it with your regular laundry soap
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Old 11-13-2005, 11:06 AM
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what about spraying with febreez? or just sitting items out on the porch.

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