I’m a laundry pro – an item you should add to your laundry so clothes never smell damp, even without a dryer

MOST OF US have said goodbye to using our dryers this winter as energy prices continue to rise.

But cold weather means clothes will take even longer to dry and eventually smell damp because of it.

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There’s a simple way to get rid of damp smell in clothes, even without a dryerCredit: Getty

Luckily, a laundry expert from Persil has revealed the one ingredient you need to add to your laundry detergent to eliminate damp smells.

The expert told the Express that getting rid of damp smells on clothes is “simple”.

First, wash the garment with a pod or two of laundry detergent or a scoop of powder, ideally ones that target odors.

In addition to your usual detergent, laundry experts reveal that you should add a cup of white vinegar to the drum of your washing machine.

They explained, “Vinegar is a disinfectant that helps eliminate odors.”

“Also, you can add fabric softener, but it should be a ‘heavy’ version to help target odors and add a lovely scent to clothes.”

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If you’ve noticed that your clothes are already moldy, you need to tackle it as soon as possible.

The laundry genius revealed that you need to wash your clothes at high temperatures to kill mold spores.

Even in the colder months, if you notice it’s a nice dry day, hang your clothes up to help them dry quickly.

To prevent musty smells from happening again, the laundry prodigy said to wash wet or sweaty clothes as soon as possible.

Experts added that you shouldn’t leave your laundry in the washing machine and make sure clothes are completely dry before putting them away.

And if it’s your washing machine that’s causing your clothes to smell, cleaning expert Nicky Ellis of Clean House Fast recommended using vinegar to clean it.

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They suggested pouring two cups of white vinegar into the detergent drawer and running the machine on the hottest cycle.

When done, add half a cup of baking soda directly to the drum and run the hottest cycle again.

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