Like pretty much all couples, my husband and I have little things that we tease each other about. I harass him about doing brainless things (e.g. putting the ice cream in the refrigerator), being able to fall asleep almost instantly at any time and that before we started dating he wore all earth-toned clothing (not literally, but it was still odd). He, on the other hand, picks on me for being oblivious when the item I'm searching for is right in front of me, being willing to load but not unload the dishwasher and also claims that in college I went with weeks in between washing my towels.
Some of the above hold more truth than others but something that has definitely been an issue is my husband's distaste for a towel that has even the faintest odor. I'll take a freshly laundered towel out of the dryer and bury my nose in it, thinking it smells great... while he takes one whiff and remarks that we need to buy new towels.
Is it the towels? Do we have a stinky washing machine? I don't think either are true, I think that all we need is something better than detergent to clean our towels once in a while. Something to rid them of that musty, mildew smell. Something like Smelly Washer.
When we moved into our house it had an ancient washing machine, so we upgraded to a front loader and I have loved it ever since. I could create an ongoing list naming the positive features of front loading washing machines, starting with the larger capacity, less water used and the fact that being able to watch the clothes spin around is quite entertaining to children.
However, one of the most common complaints is that left untreated, front loaders can build up quite a bad smell from the dirty clothes, detergent, fabric softener, etc. In order to prevent the need for repairs, the easy and efficient solution is to use a washing machine cleaner and remove the mildew odor yourself. We've managed to keep our machine smelling pretty fresh by keeping the door open when it's not in use, but then there are those towels that my husband is always complaining about.
Fortunately, not only does Smelly Washer rid your washing machine of any stinky scents, it does double duty as a towel cleaner as well. First, I followed the instructions to make sure that my machine was clean and ready - one cap of Smelly Washer went into the dispenser, through a hot wash cycle and it was done. For washing machines that really need more cleaning, Smelly Washer can be left longer or run through several times to get it fresh.
Since my front loader was clean-smelling to start with, I didn't notice a huge difference, but I was ready to really test it out with a pile of old, musty towels that had been first used for people, then for our dog, then have sat in our basement to be used as rags. Let's just say that they didn't just smell, they REALLY SMELLED.
After first washing the load of towels with Smelly Washer only and then rewashing normally with detergent, I couldn't wait to pull them out of the dryer. The result?
I was amazed that these towels smelled fresh, clean and without a hint of odor or mildew. Had I not known that these towels have been around for years and years and have gone through so many uses, I would never have guessed. I definitely have plans on using Smelly Washer on the rest of our towels, particularly the ones that my husband and I have differing opinions on. If they smell this good, we won't have to keep unnecessarily going out and buying new ones all the time!
Having had such a great response to their washing machine cleaner, Smelly Washer has now come out with a new product, Smelly Towel. The garden fresh fragrance is made specifically for people like me who want to remove the musty scent from their towels or clothing and make them smell new again - what a great idea!
An all-natural product, Smelly Washer is guaranteed to eliminate washing machine odor, fungus and mildew from any washing machine (front or top load). For $16.99, one bottle is an entire year's supply and worth every penny if you have a machine or towels that need it. Plus, thanks to the generosity of Smelly Washer, one person will no longer have to avoid the odors of their stinky machine, because...
One lucky person will win a year's supply (1 bottle) of Smelly Washer!
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