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    Default Getting Rid of That Musty Smell

    I'm back home from my little moto adventure and every single item I had with me is permeated with a musty tropical smell. My partner tells me even my body "smells like Mexico" ...and we're not talking excessive tequila either.

    I've put my clothing through a separate wash and it still smells. How do you folks get rid of the smell? or do you simply not stay in 400peso/night musty hotels? :-)

    Any suggestions, short of burning everything (we have burning bans here in Victoria), would be greatly appreciated.


    ...Michelle

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    These ideas may help to reduce the odour, but I have a feeling they won't remove it completely because I have never been able to.

    1) put a little chloro in the wash - you can use the stuff meant for colours or,
    2) put some activated charcoal in a cloth bag and put in a sealed container with your clothes for several days/weeks.
    3) not sure how to remove from skin I've never had that happen, take a lot of baths rather than showers?

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    Buy some dry sage and burn it in the house or boil a pot of vinegar for about ten minutes. Move heavy furniture away from the walls where mold would be prone to grow and check the walls.

    If you're going to be out of the house for less than a week, leave a small fan going or keep the ceiling fan on low.

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    PETER, he's BACK in Canada now after his "Adventure" her in the DR.
    cc

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    tell her to take a shower with soap and hot water

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    Use vinigar

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomzx11 View Post
    tell her to take a shower with soap and hot water

    Are you sure that'll work? I'm not too fond of wasting soap and water unless I'm certain it'll work :-)

    This is why I keep coming back here. I just can't get the same level of abuse at home ;-)


    ...Michelle

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    Thanks for all the great tips. I'll go have a shower immediately to start. Peter's tips might come in handy since I live in a wet coastal climate. We do have lots of mold, just not the type with the tropical smell. More of the deadly black type instead.


    ...Michelle

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    sorry I just could not resist. Mildew is a big problem here. Leave shoes or a leather belt in the closet and its moldy. I have had some luck with those anti mildew bags as a preventative. good luck

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    As for the laundry, try adding a cup of BORAX or baking soda per load.

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