Sunday, July 31, 2011

Better Than Frebreze Clothing Spray

A few years ago I took a costume design class in college. The teacher was a professional costume designer for an equity theatre. One of my favorite tips from class was how to make a deodorizing clothing spray. Costumes are worn under hot lights night after night and are often dry clean only. This means they are cleaned infrequently and can get a little stinky.  
Purchase a bottle of cheap vodka and pour into a clean spray bottle. The high content of alcohol in the vodka kills smelly bacteria. Make sure you spot test all fabric in an inconspicuous area first. Spray your clothing and hang to dry in a well ventilated area. Once the garment is dry there will be no noticeable alcohol smell. This spray is wonderful for refreshing clothes in between trips to the dry cleaners. 

What are your favorite ways to keep your clothing fresh? 

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