Fri 27 Jun, 2008 12:41 pm
oh. my. god.
I have never in my LIFE smelled a moth ball until now.
I helped my friend move a couple small pieces of furniture and get rid of some junk yesterday .
She has a TON of cute costumes and was going to get rid of a bunch. So I scooped some up for Bean and took them home.
She had them in a chest for a while and the whole thing smelled of moth balls.
NO mater right? Just wash em.
I washed the clothes and they smell worse.
Now.. my washer smells horrible.
A load I put in just after the moth ball wash, smells like moth balls.
The inside of my washer smells like moth balls , and after doing some searching on the computer, I can not find a solution to this?
To get the clothes clean of the smell vinegar + hanging them outside seems to be the common answer.
But, vinegar in my washer has not worked.
It . still. stinks.
Moth balls contain napthalene. I think your going to have to take the clothes to a dry cleaner to get that out. You'll probably have to clean the washer tub with a solvent, too. Make sure you have good ventilation.
You smelled moth balls? How did you get their little legs apart?
Some possible answers here (I stopped at the activated charcoal one, that sounded good. Or fennel seeds, but I prefer to use them for other things.)
Does your laundry room have a fan? Before you freak, by the way, it might not be naphthalene but a more recently used benzene combo, and at least according to this website (which, y'know, who knows) the odor isn't dangerous.
thats funny. That is the exact site I went to that told how to get it out of clothes.
I dont worry that the smell is .. dangerous..
I worry that everything I wash today will smell like that.
I will read what they say
Did anything work? I am dealing with this now.
I have smelled human. dog and horse balls but moth never occurred worthwhile.