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Cobweb

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Hi

I have been struggling with moldy upholstery and smelly pillowcases which had been stored on board our sailboat for the last 7 months . Everything was washed prior to lay up and stored in plastic bags . The summer here in Florida had been very hot and very wet which explains why things were not as fresh as expected .
I was all for buying new bedding but after googling there was just one more thing to try which was to soak the pillowcases overnight in mixture of a cupfull of white vinegar and washing up liquid and wash on the hot cycle next day .
Miracle ! It works like magic ! I even washed husbands smelly old hat using the same method ! The hat was very similar to what Humphrey Bogart wore in the African Queen and almost as old ! His favourite if course ! The upholstery was another task and buying new was not an option so another tip was to sponge rubbing alcohol onto the mold to kill it after brushing it with a stiff brush and vacuuming . After dry it in the sun and sponge afterwards with water and washing up liquid and dry with an absorbent cloth . Again a result....all mold gone ! You should wear a mask when brushing the mold and when allaying the rubbing alcohol . I know I might be teaching grandmothers to suck eggs but I thought this might be if some interest for motorhomers as well .
 
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white vinegar has a thousand uses around the home, motorhome or boat

use it to descale water systems and boilers too

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use it to descale water systems and boilers too
 

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white vinegar has a thousand uses around the home, motorhome or boat

use it to descale water systems and boilers too

Vinegar was the only thing that finally removed the discolouration of our kitchen floor tile grout. Been using it a lot now.

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