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Can anyone save our clothes?!

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EmLH Tue 31-May-11 16:44:09

I have a (bad) habit of leaving a few bits of washing that need doing in the drum until I have emptied the washing basket upstairs and bought down enough garments to join them to make a full load. I'd popped an outfit and pair of leggings belonging to my DD together with a few bibs in there and promptly forgot about them. When I went to put a wash on 4 days later (I'm not slovenly honest - we'd had a lot of rain so not the weather for drying!) a black mould had actually started growing on the clothes! I assume it's because the drum was damp and they festered! Is there anything I can do? I've soaked in hot water and scrubbed with a scourer but no luck yet. I wouldn't mind but it's one of DD's cutest outfits so am looking for a miracle tip before I admit defeat and throw the lot away!

GentleOtter Tue 31-May-11 16:45:56

Try soaking them in borax then hang them outside on a sunny day.

peachybums Tue 31-May-11 22:22:34

If DD is only a baby i would be tempted to chuck them TBH i dont trust mould lol, same thing happened with some bibs of my youngest, they got covered in milk and then left forgotten in bottom of washing basket after a couple of days they were full of mould so i just threw them.

Try washing fave outfit in nappisan or something see if its still visible.

michelleseashell Wed 01-Jun-11 15:53:24

I got black mould on something once after storing it in the garage. I washed it about 20 times with bio but it wouldn't budge. I think anything else like bleach would just ruin the clothes anyway. Sorry

EmLH Thu 02-Jun-11 21:46:47

Yep I think I'm going to have to chuck them and learn from the experience! Looked up borax & sounds a bit harsh for 18mo skin! Thanks anyway smile

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