Scrooge is now over and we need to clean the costumes. Dry Cleaning on some of the items would seem like the logical choice, but we don't have the budget for that. So I've tried other ways to get rid of the smell...
My first attempt was to spray the pits of the stronger smelling items with Frebreeze and then hang them outside in the sun. That worked well for about 75% of what I had...however, some of these items really STINK!
So next I tried tossing them in the dryer with that Dryelle stuff. Didn't phase it. perhaps I put too many items in the bag at a time? I don't know.
Looking on line I've found some more tricks...like first turning the garments inside out and then hitting them harder with the Frebreeze than I did the first time.
Another idea was to try rubbing alcohol or vinegar.
and another idea is to try the Dryelle again but only one garment at a time.
oh and I'll try washing some of the items with water anyway, because they don't seem as if they're as delicate as some of the other moms first thought.
Wish me luck.
oh and Darly & I are seriously considering handing out trial sized sticks of deodorant for the next show. I wonder if some of the kids don't bother...and should!