How do you get rid of the smell of mothballs on clothing?

We stored our winter clothing over the spring and summer. I put all my woolens into a tupperware container that was almost airtight, but not quite. I included a mothball that was inside three plastic baggies. Well, here we are a few months later and the clothes still smell horrendous!

We’re not allowed to hang clothes where we live. Is there any other way to get rid of the mothball smell?

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3 Responses to “How do you get rid of the smell of mothballs on clothing?”

  1. Time & Again said:

    Through them in the dryer with a dryer sheet.

  2. sarava said:

    stop using moth balls, as that shit is old and died out in popularity in the sixties.

  3. KA1227 said:

    Try the dryer trick, but you may just have to re-wash all of them.

    Next time, use cedar blocks instead of mothballs. It repels insects just as well and has a pleasant odor. Cedar blocks last for many years. If the scent dissipates, just sand lightly with sandpaper to revive it.


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