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I got a swell deal on some sweaters today, but alas! they stink of mothballs, even after I have washed them! Anyone know a sure fire way to rid clothing of mothball smell? Thanks, Sissy

-- Sissy Sylvester-Barth (, December 11, 2001


if you do find something that works, i hope you'll let us know;)

-- mary (, December 12, 2001.

Looking for a sure-fire way myself, but adding a cup of white vinegar to the wash at the beginning of the load has proven very effective. The vinegar smell washes clean and most, if not all, of the mothball smell is gone in one wash. May have to repeat for heavy sweaters, etc.

-- Cevin Moses (, September 11, 2003.

I used Dryel by Procter and Gamble. It worked great for a coat I bought.

-- J Wood (, December 23, 2003.

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