Have you noticed that thrift stores often smell the same?
That vintage store smell, complex and bready though it may be, can certainly be removed from your clothes.
There are some best practices to follow when laundering vintage clothing or anything that has a strong smell. Machine washing will be the best choice for most clothes, and if you go that route, stick with cold water, don’t overstuff the machine, and opt to air dry the clothes, or machine dry using the no- or low-heat setting. High heat drying can amplify lingering smells.
If the first washing doesn’t eliminate the vintage smell, don’t worry! Your smelly clothes may need more than one washing.

We all want our clothes to smell as fresh as possible, right? Aravenda’s research team has pulled together top products from Amazon to remove that “thrift store” smell.

Top products:

  1. OdoBan Ready-to-Use
  2. Febreze Laundry Detergent Additive
  3. Active Wear Laundry Detergent & Soak

In some dry-cleaning locations, you can make special requests for odor removal. It’s not widely recommended to attempt to remove the smell of your clothes with vinegar, oil, etc. These methods can damage the fabric.
Aravenda software users’ favorite products to remove smell are Odoban and Fabreze.


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