Even though the start of Summer isn’t officially until June 20th, I think we can all agree the unofficial “kickoff” to summer is Memorial Day weekend. We enjoy days at the beach, cookouts with friends and family, and plenty adult beverages while listening to country music. But one problem we ALL run into is after roasting those s’mores over the fire, or even grilling your favorite entree on the barbecue – is the smell and stench of smoke that can linger for days and even weeks afterwards. Let’s help you change that right now!
1. If your clothes are otherwise clean (and just smell of smoke), try air drying them before putting them in the wash. And don’t worry, if your neighbors are lighting up the grill, the fire pit, or it looks like the sky is about to open up, airing out your clothes in the bathroom is a perfect alternative.
2. Let’s say you are BBQ hopping during the entire weekend, and want to wear the same outfit (THAT’S OKAY TOO!) Just hang up your clothes while running a hot shower, it turns out that steam from your shower can release unwanted odors!
3. Another way to deodorize your clothes from the smoke smell is make a homemade fabric freshening spray. It’s easy and CHEAP. All you have to do is mix vinegar with water and a few drops of essential oil, then spray on your clothes, and voila!
4. The final way to get that smoky smell out of your clothes after a weekend full of BBQ’s is, seal your clothes inside a garment bag with some baking soda and leave it overnight. Then all you have to do is add a half cup of lemon juice or vodka to the wash!
Most importantly, let’s not forget the reason we all are able to celebrate this holiday weekend. Thank you to all the men and women who have served and have given their lives for this country, so we have the privilege to get our clothes all smoky.
– Big Red