This is how you get the smell of smoke out of your clothes after a barbecue

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Getting rid of the smell of smoke is a piece of cake

Summer is here and the weather is amazing, unprecedentedly so. We’re all working to get that nice tan or paddling about in the cool water. And then there’s the barbecue of course. We’ve been having a ton of barbecues already this summer and we love them. A good barbecue isn’t just tasty, but also a lot of fun and a great way to spend quality time with your loved ones. One downside? The smell of smoke that lingers in your clothes afterwards…

Luckily there’s a very easy way to get rid of that smell.


It isn’t the first time, and it won’t be the last, that we do a load of laundry and the clothes come out still not smelling entirely fresh. It happens with sports clothes sometimes, but it has also happened to us with the clothes we wore during a barbecue. How can you get rid of the barbecue smell as quickly as possible?


After your barbecue is over and you take off the clothes that smell of smoke, don’t just throw them in your laundry hamper to only wash them a few days later. The best thing to do is to sprinkle some baking soda onto the clothes and leave this to sit over night. The next day, shake the clothes to get rid of the baking soda and then wash them like you would do normally. One thing: do add a generous splash of white vinegar to your detergent drawer.

No time to wash

Of course, it isn’t always possible to wash your clothes immediately after a barbecue. In this case, the best thing to do is to hang the items of clothing in question onto a clothesline. This way, the clothes can air for a bit, which means they might already lose some of the smokey smell. If you have other social obligations after the barbecue and you can’t change out of your clothes, spraying some deodoriser onto your clothes is a quick solution.

Read more: This is the best way to dry your clothes on a clothesline instead of a dryer

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Source: Good Housekeeping | Image: Pexels