Ages ago, I must have put an item of clothing away damp. Over time the smell of foisty? (sp) clothes has spread its spores to other clothes. I CAN'T GET RID OF THE SMELL AND ITS DRIVING ME MAD.
Someone please, please help. There must be something that will work. On recommendations of friends and the internet I have tried white wine vinegar, bicarb of soda, bleach, numerous other chemicals, and the latest (that I had high hopes for), was spraying liberally with neat vodka. It was an expensive failure. My clothes still stink, and to my horror it has spread to my daughter's wardrobe now - I presume they clothes have met in the ironing pile and the spores have transferred.
Try cleaning your washer (90 wash with a cup of soda crystals, then 90 wash with a cup of white vinegar) then wash the clothes with biological wash liquid and soda crystals. Has to be bio, non bio doesn't contain the enzymes that eat the natural things, like spores.
You need to wash and dry everything outside on a nice blowy day. Actually, several days. Sun is the answer but I don't suppose you have much of that! A thorough hot tumble dry can also help, for the hardier things.