At the beginning of the pandemic, Chris suggested that I buy more laundry detergent to “stock up” in the event that cleaning supplies started getting depleted at nearby stores. He was definitely right: this happened with everything from hand soap to detergent to rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide. I bought an unscented liquid laundry detergent in an attempt to be more “natural,” and as of late, I’ve noticed that our laundry after washing just smells… stale. Sometimes it almost smells even moldy, and I’m not sure if that’s because of our machine or what.
So I started adding about 1/2 cup of baking soda to each load, and that seemed to do the trick. Now the clothes actually smell neutral and not like they’re moldy or stale. These are all the boring things you do and pay attention to during a pandemic.