How to get rid of dirty smell out of your bedsheets

All kinds of situations can make us sweat in our sleep. It could be a run-of-the-mill reason, like being too warm or having a stressful nightmare. There are also conditions that can contribute to heavy sweating while sleeping, like puberty, menopause, diabetes, anxiety, and more. We all sweat for one reason or another, so it’s good to have a few tricks up your sleeve for dealing with sweaty, musty bed sheets.

Dirty Laundry Smell

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Wash your bedsheets with baking soda

In the same way baking soda in toothpaste helps lift yellow stains from your chompers, it has similar magical properties when applied to sheets. Not only is baking soda a fabric brightener, it’s also a natural deodorizer. While your washing machine is filling with water, add 1/2 cup of baking soda. Put the sheets in last and let them soak 30 minutes before washing.

(Note: Don’t add your regular laundry detergent here. It can mask smells with its own scent. Later, you’ll need to determine if the sheets themselves are odor-free without any interference from your detergent.)

Give those sheets a vinegar bath

Fill a sink or bucket with hot water. Add one cup of vinegar and a tablespoon of dish soap (yes, dish soap—not laundry detergent), and swirl the sheets around in the mixture. Allow them to soak for a minimum of 30-60 minutes or until the next morning. Wring them out fully before the next step.

Consider adding vinegar to the rinse cycle

While this may be redundant if you’ve already donethe pre-wash vinegar soak, when you’re trying to get rid of the smell of an animal’s undercarriage, can one really be too thorough? Adding 1/4 to 1/2 cup of white vinegar to your machine during its rinse cycle (or to its fabric softener compartment) can further lift less-than-savory smells and—get this—actually soften your clothes! Who knew?

Use heavy-duty washer settings

While you may be tempted to put everything through on speed-wash to get laundry done faster, to lift pesky odors, you’ll want to use your washer’s “heavy soil” setting and its hottest water.

Smell test, then line-dry outside

Before moving the sheets along to the next phase of the process, make sure they’ve passed a smell test. If the odor still lingers, repeat the steps above.

If they smell fresh, give your sheets an extra dose of disinfectant by hanging them to dry in the sun. A natural germ-killer and odor-lifter, sunlight will give those stinky sheets the last boost they need to get them over the finish line.

Make sure they are completely dry

One surefire way to court foul smells is to fold and store sheets while they are still a bit damp. After line-drying, give them a ten-minute tumble in the dryer to remove any humidity.

Now, enjoy sleeping on your fresh-as-a-daisy, old-but-new sheets.

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