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MrsGokWantstogotoHogwarts Fri 24-Jul-09 19:04:12

Just found a whole load of clothes stuffed in the corner of DS1's room with a wet flannel and we have a some really awful furry, green, smelly, mouldy clothes. Some of them are really precious and I wanted to be able to pass them down to the other DC's.

Does any one have any tried and tested methods of getting mould out of clothes, please, I am really desperate.

mummyloveslucy Fri 24-Jul-09 19:20:09

Oh no! sad This happened to me and unfortunetly we had to throw them away. (not what you want to hear, I know) The clothes had black spots on them. We tried washing, vanish, bleech. Nothing worked.
I'll keep looking to see if anyone else has manageged to do it.

Nappyzoneisabeetrootrunner Fri 24-Jul-09 19:26:25

We have had same thing recently on a few of dd's white tops - they have been washed a zillion times but black spots can still be seen in clusters - we now use them to wash the car sorry sad

MrsGokWantsatidyhouse Sat 25-Jul-09 14:15:55

Oh! well thanks anyway ladies. I've bunged them in the machine on a pre-wash, so we will see what happens.

BCLass Sat 25-Jul-09 14:39:05

Some good suggestions when I asked this here

Haven't actually got round to trying yet though blush

MrsGokWantsatidyhouse Sat 25-Jul-09 14:46:02

Right thanks BCLass, am poppping into town later so will buy some Detol Mould and Mildew remover and see what happens.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sat 25-Jul-09 14:46:03

I've just found a pillow with black mould spots on blush

Have washed it once but it's not much better, sounds like its next stop is the bin!

MrsGokWantsatidyhouse Sat 25-Jul-09 14:47:19

Iwish don't thow yet, try the Dettol stuff as per BCLass's thread. You never know, it might work.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sat 25-Jul-09 14:51:40

Worth I try I suppose.

I had thought it wouldn't be a good idea on a pillow because of any fumes or bleach or something but I guess as it's going to have another wash then it's not a problem

<dashes back into other forums - how ever did I find my way into Good Housekeeping, it's so not me!!??>

MrsGokWantsatidyhouse Sat 25-Jul-09 18:41:55

PMSL grin

I have just come back from the shops and am armed with my Dettol Mould and Mildew spray. Watch out mould here I come.

mumdrivenmad Sun 02-Aug-09 11:28:32

You need to boil wash them with some oxy type powder (the cheaper versions of oxyclean), or if it is a particularly delicate fabric just soak them in a just boiled solution, keep going till the stains are gone this also works for chocolate stains too. I did have a leaching of colour on a pink t-shirt once but you will find that white cotton is ok with the boiling.

bluetortoise Mon 03-Aug-09 13:47:06

Hi MrsGok, I got rid of mouldy from my pillow case using one of those sterilising (sp) tablets (like milton tablets, although mine were one of the mothercare ones :-) Had tried lots of things and that was the only thing that really worked, good luck

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