Post by iguanamamma on Jun 10, 2008 12:54:01 GMT -5
I know there has been some discussion of this topic before-but should I just chunk all of the clothes on the floor. No animals have been in the room I am excavating but we have mildew here unless the house is perfectly heated and cooled. Should I toss or try to clean some of the clothes??? I don't care about most of them but will the smell ever come out of the other clothes??
Post by angelinahedgehog on Jun 10, 2008 16:45:28 GMT -5
If this were all you were dealing with, and you were willing to play with baking soda, vinegar, sunshine and other odor removers, I would tell you to experiment. No harm done, and nothing to lose but time.
However, this is not all you're dealing with. And in light of that, I say... AMNESTY!
You have my permission to discard the clothes without doing everything you possibly can to salvage them.
Post by dragonchilde on Jun 10, 2008 19:14:01 GMT -5
If you haven't needed them before now, you don't need them now. Goodwill doesn't need them (they spend massive amounts of money cleaning things, and throw out most stuff they receive anyway) and you don't need to waste the time or effort worrying about it.
Chuck 'em out, do! Mildew stains are nigh on impossible to remove, I tried to get some out of a favourite tee-shirt once and it was no good. Plus they pong, and you deserve better than pongy stained clothes.
Post by crazycatlady on Jun 10, 2008 22:00:24 GMT -5
I got mildew stains out once...took forever, but I was so proud of myself when it was done! After using the clothes two or maybe three times, and washing them, they came out of the washer with holes in them! What a waste of time!
Post by krazykatlady on Jun 10, 2008 23:57:11 GMT -5
Chuck 'em! Sooo much easier, especially if you aren't that attached to them. I cleared out my bathroom & hallway this way, and it was easier for me because they had been destroyed by my cats - I was able to use logic (these clothes are gross and I'll never use them again) vs. sentimental (I wore that as a hallowe'en costume when I was 5! MUST KEEP!).