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    Default black mold on laundry

    I am so angry I could cry.

    I have ruined a brand new dress and shirt becuase I left it damp in the hamper and now they are covered with black mold. If they were white I could just bleach them but they are pink. Does anybody have any ideas on how I could get these stains out. This is why I hate haveing the laundry washer in the garage. I took the hamper out there to do laundry and got into other things and forgot them. Two days later and I have a mold farm.

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    I was able to get mildew out of a flower print dress of DDs. I squeezed fresh lemon juice on it and hung it in the sun. I actually left it out in the sun for about 2 days and just kept squeezing some lemon juice on it periodically. It came right out!

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    I would also disinfect your hamper to kill the mold it's harboring. You may have to do this periodically.

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    Have you tried to soak it in vinegar? I'm not sure what you should do.

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    I always use color-safe bleach for laundry (in case I spill)... would that be an option? I'm sure it depends on the fabric and all.

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    That odor ban stuff from the sams works good on the smells and stuff of mold.

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    PB&J I will try the lemon juice, thanks.


    AmyMCGS- I tried color safe bleach once before when this happened and it didnt work.

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    I 2nd the lemon juice and sun light. The best solution I know of.

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    I washed my two shower curtains and they had some mold on them. I used vinegar and regular laundry soap. It worked great!!

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    If the lemon juice doesn't work, try peroxide. It won't bleach the color, just kill the mildew. I've gotten even peach and mustard stains out of colored clothes with peroxide.

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    Letting your wash hang out over nightin the dew sometimes takes out mold and mildew too. Smells good too

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