5 Laundry Hacks To Prevent Damp Clothes Smell & Dry Clothes Faster

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Fretting over having to dry laundry indoors during the rainy season? When it starts to pour, laundry just doesnโ€™t dry as well as it should, or smell as fresh as you would like. 

Fortunately, there are several ways to prevent damp clothes smells from developing on drying laundry.

Read on for 5 simple laundry hacks to tide you through any rainy season!


1. Prioritise Your Laundry

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Itโ€™s a good idea to have a separate laundry basket for clothes that need to be washed urgently. For instance, your kids’ school uniform and essentials such as undergarments.

For convenience, you can also sort these essential items into mesh bags directly so that they can be thrown into the wash at a momentโ€™s notice! Mesh bags are also helpful in keeping fabrics safe from wear and tear. Leave non-essential laundry in a laundry basket for a sun-filled day instead.

Note: As soon as the washer is done, take the clothes out to dry or transfer them into the dryer. Leaving them sitting in a damp pile can create an unpleasant damp smell that lingers even when dry.

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Sort your laundry and protect delicate fabrics in the washing machine with our Laundry Mesh Bag! Each bag comes with a simple embroidered label to distinguish garments, including socks and undergarments. It also comes a nifty loop for hanging dry after washing. These bags come in a set of 6, so you’ll never quibble with your family over a missing sock again!

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Made with the finest materials, ourย Daylight Foldable Drying Hanger is the perfect essential to dry smaller laundry pieces! Its 18-clip design is great for socks, undergarment, lingerie, hand towels and more. Besides, when you are done, simply fold it up!


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2. Add Vinegar To Washes

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Icky as it sounds to be putting vinegar into your laundry, this common household product is a powerful deodoriser thatโ€™ll help with busting any bad smells! Acetic acid in vinegar kills bacteria and viruses, and aids in neutralising even potent odours. 

Method: Simply add half a cup of vinegar to your laundry during its wash cycle to prevent bacterial growth on your clothes and bad odours when theyโ€™re hung up to dry indoors. 

As an alternative, you can mix water and vinegar in a spray bottle in a 1:1 ratio to create a deodoriser. Turn the garment inside out and test the spray on an inconspicuous part of the garment. Spritz it over the clothing and hang the garment up to dry. The smell of vinegar will dissipate over time. 

Tip: To permanently prevent colour from running from new clothing, soak them in a pail of undiluted white vinegar for 15 minutes before washing to help protect and set their colours.

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3. Boost Dryer Efficiency

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When clothes tumble together in the dryer, they usually clump together due to static cling, hence taking longer to dry. A simple and cheap solution to this would be to make some aluminium balls out of aluminium foil! 

Crumple and compress enough aluminium foil to create aluminium balls that are between 2 to 3 inches in diameter. Toss them in your washer, where they will discharge any static buildup, keeping clothes separated and allowing them to dry faster. 

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4. Use Moisture Absorbing Items

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If youโ€™ve resorted to leaving your clothes in your living room or bedroom to dry, make sure to keep the room well-ventilated with a fan or open window. 

To reduce moisture in the room so your clothes dry faster, expose a pack of unrefined salt in the room, or leave a stack of newspaper to absorb the moisture. These will work to lower moisture levels in the room so fungus and mould growth are inhibited. 


5. Iron Out Remaining Moisture

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If you need a certain article of clothing urgently and itโ€™s just not dry enough, bust out your iron and ironing board to give the drying process a boost. 

First, check the level of heat your clothes can take through its laundry care symbols.

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Keep the iron on a low setting and slowly move it over the wet garment, adding pressure as you go. Once dry, turn the heat up to do a final run-through and finish off. 

Note: Donโ€™t hold to iron in one place for too long, or itโ€™ll leave a burn mark! You can create a barrier between your clothing and the hot iron with a piece of cotton fabric (e.g. a pillowcase).


In summary, always remember that after every storm, comes a rainbow! We hope these simple laundry tips have you feeling better about handling your laundry indoors. Do let us know what you found most useful, or what laundry care tips you want to share with others in the comments down below. 

Feel free to explore ways to keep laundry clean with our useful laundry essentials as well! 

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Our Multi-Tier Laundry Basket makes sorting laundry so much easier! It features a large base basket with a carrying handle for better portability. The upper basket(s) are angled and adjustable perfect for sorting out lights and darks, and retrieving your organized clothes. What’s more, the top layer offers storage for laundry powders and detergents. While utilizing height space, this Laundry Basket will keep your service yard tidy!

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Add a pop of colour with our Pastel Stackable Shoe Dryer Hanger! This laundry essential helps you dry your footwear fast, hygienically & mess-free. Its design even allows vertical stacking so you can save space. Laundry has never been so convenient!

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