|Even Robert Smith gets the occasional smoky scented jacket.|
- Add a tablespoon of bicarbonate soda either in your machine wash or directly to your sink/tub/whatever you're handwashing in.
- If it smells mouldy soak in one cup of white vinegar to one gallon warm water to help remove it.
- Instead of dry cleaning your clothes you could try a steaming, it works best for milder smells.
- Soak it in half water half white vinegar for a few hours.
Non washing tricks:
- Airing the garment works quite well if it still smells after being washed, hang it outside for a few hours but turn it outside out first otherwise it might get bleached by the sun.
- Hang it up in the bathroom while you're taking a hot bath, the steam will help remove the smell.
- Layer newpaper down on the floor and shake bicarbonate soda over the top, wrap it up and place in a plastic bag for a few days. Hang it out and gently beat it to remove the bicarbonate soda.
- Spray with febreeze.
- Spray with a homemade remedy of half water half cheap vodka.
- Why not try an old fashioned British trick of hanging your clothes out when you know frost will appear? I haven't tried this one yet but my Nan swears by it.