Farewell to stinky clothes PLUS a Giveaway

The end of May/beginning of June is a busy, busy time of year at our house. The school year is winding down with fundraisers and field trips, we have more birthdays to celebrate than I can keep up with and it’s the beginning of soccer season for the boys. This generally means we are on the soccer field four nights a week and that friends, equals a ton of sweaty laundry.

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The thing with raising boys is they aren’t too fussed with smells. Creating stinking smells is actually funny to them so they don’t even seem to notice their putrid soccer socks or sweaty bed sheets starting to reek up the house. Mom notices though, it’s hard not to when that stench hits you as you enter their bedroom and what’s really disappointing is getting hints of odour as your folding warm laundry out of the dryer. What the heck is THIS??? I JUST washed these, they can’t possibly STILL smell!

Apparently this is called rebloom. Rebloom is when your clothes start smelling moments after you put them on or after a recent wash. It often happens with work out clothes or musty towels.

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The solution lies in choosing the right products to tackle the smell. This month Tide is launching the new Tide + Downy Odor Defense Collection. Each product in the colleciton works at a different fiber level to break down dirt and body soils so smells don’t rebloom and come back. Now you are just left with fresh smelling clothes thanks in part to the amazing scent of Downy Fresh with Febreze Odor Defense. Just add it in with your Tide Pods at the start of the wash cycle!

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To help freshen up your summer, P&G is offering a $50 Walmart Gift Card to a lucky reader!

Just enter below, open to Canada only, you can’t have won on another blog already. 

The products mentioned above were provided free of charge. Regardless, I was not obligated to feature this item and all opinions expressed belong to Mom vs. the Boys and are not influenced in any way.

Comments

  1. Oh those bathroom towels top the list of things to freshen up.

  2. Bathroom towels and underwear is my most wanted for freshening up

  3. Israel Y says:

    my socks need to be washed

  4. Elaine G says:

    Items I want to freshen up in the wash are dish towels and work out clothes.

  5. Laurie P says:

    ….anything from my boy’s room lol.

  6. kristen visser says:

    I would love to freshen up my towels and my daughters clothes

  7. Towels and washcloths for sure.

  8. Judy Cowan says:

    My husbands work shirts for sure, they often seem stinky still have just washing them.

  9. towels could use a refresher

  10. Florence C says:

    My husband clothes he uses in the garden.

  11. Kim Tanti says:

    I really need to freshen up my hubbies socks. HELP

  12. Erin McSweeney says:

    would love to freshen the towels

  13. Patrick Siu says:

    my bath towels

  14. Krista M says:

    My son has unfortunate accidents in his undies, so I would say the #1 item would be his underwear is in need of freshening up!

  15. Tara Betterley says:

    I like to freshen up my sheets from the trailer (been in storage all winter) and freshen up my son’s hockey under armour..

  16. Pam Halligan says:

    I want to freshen up my husband’s work clothes.

  17. Julie F says:

    I would like to freshen up my towels!

  18. Brenda Penton says:

    I want to freshen up our gym clothes.

  19. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    My towels and sheets!!!

  20. I love to have fresh clean sheets. But…. My his mad and sons work clothes are a must! Without Downey that dirty work smell would never come out. Thank you for the chance to win!

  21. Erika Letson says:

    I would love to freshen up my husband’s work clothes and my teen son’s gym clothes. Thank you for the giveaway!

  22. Soha Molina says:

    Towels and shirts

  23. My gym clothes and our blankets

  24. Anne Taylor says:

    baby clothes and my husbands reffing clothes!

  25. Travelbuds says:

    I would love to freshen up my kids gym clothes

  26. Wendy hutton says:

    would like to freshen up bath mats

  27. Carole B. says:

    I’d like to freshen bedding cover

  28. Susan T. says:

    My towels and bathroom mats need some refreshing!

  29. Janet M says:

    T shirts need to be freshened up.

  30. Louise Gilbert says:

    husband and teenager boys socks

  31. Belinda McNabb says:

    I would like to freshen up the towels and sheets

  32. Jeannie says:

    I want to freshen up our bath towels.

  33. Rhonda W G. says:

    My husbands work clothes could benefit!

  34. kathy downey says:

    Towels are what i want to freshen up in the wash.

  35. Heather Ritz says:

    towels

  36. Glogirl says:

    I want to freshen up my bath towels.

  37. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My son’s (an adult) hockey gear and his T-shirts.

  38. ginette4 says:

    My husband’s work clothes..yikes

  39. Carole Dube says:

    Bathroom towels and Beddings

  40. Linda Szymoniak says:

    I have three dogs and two cats. The dogs sleep on my bed, so I am always looking for ways to freshen up my sheets and blankets.

  41. Our towels and bedding for sure!

  42. Jasen H says:

    I’d like to freshen up my bedding!

  43. Lynda Cook says:

    I would love to freshen up my towels and bedding!!!

  44. Tricia Cooper says:

    I want to freshen up the bathroom towels and the bed linens!

  45. towels. thanks

  46. I love freshening my towels! Nothing is nicer than fluffy, aromatic towels.

  47. robyn donnelly says:

    Need to freshen shirts and socks mostly.

  48. Alan Saxon says:

    I need to freshen up my bath towels.

  49. I would like to freshen up my dirty stinky work socks

  50. carol clark says:

    towels and our sheets and blankets

  51. Leslie Crosbie says:

    I have 4 teenagwrs and their socks smell horrible!!

  52. Andrea Amy says:

    my bedding 🙂

  53. Donna L. says:

    I’d freshen up our linens.

  54. Jennifer P. says:

    Oh gosh I would love to freshen up my husband’s tshirts in the wash!! The ones he wears to ride his bike, work out and hike in!

  55. My bedding from storage could use a freshening in the wash.

  56. Tricia Hope says:

    Gym clothes and stinky socks

  57. Lisa Smith says:

    I’d like to freshen our hiking and camping gear.

  58. sarah alexis says:

    My clothes and towels really need freshening up!!!

  59. All my blankets and curtains to freshen up in the wash.

  60. the bedding and bathroom towels

  61. sheila ressel says:

    I want to freshen up my hubby’s socks and work clothes.

  62. Kelly D says:

    I would freshen up the throw blankets in the living room

  63. I would like to freshen up our daughters swim clothes.

  64. Sherry K says:

    I would like to freshen up our towels and sheets.

  65. Deb Philippon says:

    I’d like to freshen up my hubsand’s work clothes.

  66. Carol Denny says:

    Dish cloths and towels need to freshen up.

  67. With summer heat coming up pretty much everything could use some help! Especially hubby’s work shirts!

  68. I would love to freshen up some jackets!

  69. nicole krutz says:

    My teenage sons entire clothing collection!

  70. BlessedTA says:

    Gym clothes

  71. The towels!

  72. Christine Holliday says:

    The bed linens! The stuff I use never seems to last!

  73. Christine Holliday says:

    The bed linens! The stuff I use never seems to last!

  74. I would love this for my bed linens and towels.

  75. Cassie Fancy says:

    I’d love to freshen up my towels and bedding

  76. Wendy Jensen says:

    I want to freshen up all the clothes we had on holiday in Mexico.

  77. Karen E Hill says:

    Socks, underwear and bathroom towels and rugs

  78. Anu Chopra says:

    I want to freshen up our linens (bedding) and towels!

  79. bedsheets and towels & gym clothes

  80. Monique L.S. says:

    Towels and linens.

  81. I want to freshen up my comforters

  82. Karla Sceviour says:

    I want to freshen up my sons stinky hockeu gear!

  83. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to freshen up our towels, dish towels, and dishcloths.

  84. Tammy Dalley says:

    I want to freshen up my towels

  85. Gillian Morgan says:

    I want to freshen up my towels and sheets.

  86. Melinda Jana says:

    the bed sheets

  87. Dog bedding!

  88. josephine evans says:

    Items I want to freshen up are my work clothing.

  89. Joanne Frank says:

    I would love to freshen up all my bedding .

  90. Baiely Dexter says:

    About ever 2 months or so I wash all of my sheers and curtains. I love the fresh scent throughout the house when they’re all done and hanging again. Sometimes I do them even more often just to have that freshness in every room.

  91. Aarti M says:

    I want to freshen up the towels and my workout clothes.

  92. My son’s karate uniform.

  93. Marilyn Legault says:

    need to freshen up some old towels from the closet for summer

  94. Tina L. says:

    bathroom towels

  95. Towels FOR SURE!

  96. Rosanne Robinson says:

    I would LOVE to freshen up our bath and hand towels.

  97. Cairine says:

    I want to freshen up the dogs blankets.

  98. Caroline M. says:

    I want to freshen up my drapes.

  99. Silvia D says:

    my son’s bedding/quilts and clothes!

  100. I have several pieces of clothing that smell of mould, so much so that I cannot wear them. They definitely need freshening.

  101. Our towels are in need of freshening up the most.

  102. I would love to freshen up kids gym clothes, dish rags and our towels.

  103. loucheryl says:

    I love to freshen up my bed linen!

  104. I’d like to freshen up our sportswear items in the laundry

  105. 409cope says:

    I would like to freshen up our doggie bed.

  106. nicolthepickle says:

    My kids t-shirts. They’re a disaster.

  107. Alison Braidwood says:

    I have some Chico reusable grocery bags that have become a bit stinky. I’ve washed them, but they still have a whiffy smell. So this would be perfect to freshen them up.

  108. I need help with blankets i store in the summer. I also would like to freshen up some old pillo

  109. tracy k says:

    my husband’s running clothes

  110. Jodi Mitrovic says:

    The worst smell in my laundry room is my gross kitchen wash cloths! I have washed on hot, cold, with vinegar, thrown them out and started over and still nothing helps! After one day of use in the kitchen they smell like they could grow legs and walk away! YUCK! I would love to Fight Odour the right way with Tide + Downy Odour Defense and kill these smells once and for all! Thank you for a great post and giveaway! Good luck all!

  111. Juliee Fitze says:

    I would like to freshen up my bedding.

  112. I want to freshen up my towels!

  113. sabina Edwards says:

    I still have some bigger blankets that need to be washed and put away for the season , one being the blanket I dragged into the car on monday when I was so sick

  114. Julie-Lynne McCann says:

    bathroom towels & bed sheets

  115. julia g says:

    I want to freshen up my towels.

  116. Terri O'Donnell says:

    I would live to freshen up my work clothes and our towels

  117. Laurent L says:

    I want to freshen up everything my dog touches! Dog blankets and beds!

  118. Andrea Williams says:

    I like to freshen up our towels and sheets.

  119. My dogs bed could use a good freshening up!

  120. Heidi c. says:

    Summer clothes coming out of storage could definitely use a freshening up.

  121. ruth moreira-lozon says:

    Sheets and towels – I love good-smelling linens 🙂

  122. Brandee H says:

    I would love to freshen up our towels, and my son’s socks need some life back in them! 🙂

  123. Victoria Ess says:

    I want to freshen up our bedsheets.

  124. Dominic cloutier says:

    My bathmat- I seem to recall it being white…

  125. Carol M says:

    My workout clothes

  126. Maria McLachlan says:

    I love nice lightly scented bed sheets.

  127. Sandra F. says:

    My socks.

  128. Pamela James says:

    Dogs blankets & toys! Ok my husbands socks also 🙂 but the dogs appreciate clean clothes more !

  129. Doris H says:

    I’d love to freshen up my towels.

  130. My boxers

  131. Jen Haile says:

    Towels and sheets.

  132. I’d love to freshen up my running clothes lol

  133. Towels! and some fabric toys.

  134. My sheets. I would love the scent to last longer

  135. Marlene J says:

    Towels & Linens

  136. mrdisco says:

    I want to freshen up my rib-eating bib

  137. I think it’s the water, so pretty much everything needs to get that fresh smell.

  138. Jessica G says:

    I love the smell of freahened up sheets

  139. Darren Scrubb says:

    My socks truly must be freshened up for sure.

  140. Brittany Langstaff says:

    Bathroom towels and their funk need a refresh

  141. Bathroom towels could be freshened up

  142. Wendi Maroon says:

    Linens…bedding towels an cloth napkins!

  143. Tracy D says:

    The worst is hockey gear!

  144. Socks stink!

  145. Sunshine G says:

    Everything the toddler touches!

  146. The workout clothes

  147. I would like to freshen up some smelly socks.

  148. Stephen C says:

    Facial wash cloths could use some freshening up! 😛

  149. would love to freshen up my towels

  150. Julie bolduc says:

    I would like to freshen up my blankets

  151. Towels, undergarments and socks

  152. gym clothes and towels

  153. Tainan Lu says:

    I would love to freshen up my clothes

  154. Betty S says:

    I would like to freshen up the towels, they seem to get loose their freshness in the linen closet

  155. Michelle Policelli says:

    I would like to freshen up gym clothes, towels and bed sheets!

  156. my daughter’s dance clothes, and my husband’s basketball clothes

  157. Wayne Lecoy says:

    It would be great to win a $50 Walmart Gift Card.
    In response to your question of
    What items do you want to freshen up in the wash?
    I want to freshen up my Towels,Socks and Underwear.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

  158. christine w says:

    I would like to freshen my sweaters!

  159. Winter blankets and throws before storing them away for summer, then our beach towels and summer swag 🙂

  160. Jennifer D says:

    My towels.

  161. Kevin L says:

    Hmm, maybe my sweaters, they always tend to smell bad for some reason even after I dry them.

  162. Ashley J says:

    Everything lol but mostly the towels, sweaters and boyfriend’s work clothes

  163. Stinky socks

  164. I always want to freshed towels and bedding!

  165. Daniela Plume says:

    My son’s work socks and my workout clothes need the most help in the refreshing department.

  166. Towels and dishcloths need refreshing.

  167. Ms Elaine Boychuk says:

    My outdoor work clothes which get a little whiffy in hot weather.

  168. Garnet Leib says:

    Freshen up my soacks

  169. Anne Derkat says:

    Underwear could use a fresher.

  170. My husband’s work clothes that smells of oil

  171. Mary Warner says:

    The big bath and beach towels.

  172. Shane Smith says:

    my kids are getting to that very smell boy age … so i’d have to say their clothes for sure lol

  173. SweetPanda says:

    I would like to freshen up my towels and linens

  174. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I would like to freshen up the bedding and towels

  175. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I would like to freshen up ball caps and blankets.

  176. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    I would love to freshen up my dog’s bedding and hubby’s work clothes.

  177. Catherine R. says:

    I would love to freshen up our towels.

  178. I would love to freshen up my work-out clothing, my sparring equipment, my linens and towels.

  179. I’d like to freshen up my summer T-shirts.

  180. My slipper booties. They are a little smelly!

  181. Jennifer Ann Wilson says:

    I want to freshen up my towels!!

  182. I would like to freshen up towels and several clothing items that see lots of sweat.

  183. my socks need freshened up!

  184. Wanda Bergman says:

    My towels need freshening up.

  185. eric davis says:

    my family is a sweaty one, we need releif !!

  186. I’d like to freshen up the dog blankets and towels.

  187. Caelin W says:

    Some stinky towels, lol.

  188. Sarah Stickney says:

    my dogs blanket

  189. Vivian D says:

    I would love to freshen up stinky sports socks.

  190. KittyPride says:

    I would like to freshen up my bedding.

  191. Holly MacRitchie says:

    I would like to freshen up my bedroom sheets!

  192. Janet P. says:

    I would like to freshen up the dog’s bedding

  193. I would like the bathroom towels to be freshend up

  194. Margaret Huitema says:

    My bedding….comforter, sheets, etc….

  195. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    my sheets and my towels

  196. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I don’t feel clean with a towel that is not freshened up properly.

  197. Sandy Couzens says:

    The items I would love to freshen up are my summer cloths that have been stored away. Beach towels too. I could keep adding to this list..Thank you for this Great Giveaway 🙂

  198. I want to freshen up my sheets and towels .

  199. Mike Gismondi says:

    Our towels!

  200. Everything. But, mainly towels

  201. Linda Svarovsky says:

    Workout clothes

  202. I’d like to freshen up my towels.

  203. Dayle B. says:

    Would like to fresh up our sheets and blankets.
    As we just moved and they were packed into
    books in storage for months. great giveaway too.

  204. Heather Swanson says:

    cat bedding

  205. heather sibley says:

    I would love to freshen up our towels

  206. jessica s says:

    I’d like to freshen up my pillows!

  207. I need to freshen up all the stinky boy clothes!

  208. Bed sheets, towels and socks

  209. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    my hubby’s work shirts

  210. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I want my bath towels, bath robe and pajamas to freshen up.

  211. margaux retrophiliac says:

    I would definitely love to wash my shirts as they definitely need refreshing, bath towels too!!

  212. melissa fowers says:

    MY kids blankies they neve rput down

  213. angela m says:

    I want to freshen up my towels and dish cloths

  214. My under shirts and the towels

  215. Elizabeth R says:

    I need to freshen up my workout clothes.

  216. I need to freshen up the kids soccer socks….the STINK after practice/games

  217. Lee-Ann says:

    Socks and gym wear

  218. Angela September says:

    I would love to freshen up our towels. they get quite smelly with 3 boys in the house

  219. Fresh air is the best.

  220. Jennifer Lo says:

    Towels and sheets!

  221. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    My husband’s socks need freshening up.

  222. Kathryn says:

    My towels need fresh scent

  223. Kevin B says:

    My dingy looking white work-out socks

  224. BobbiJo Pentney says:

    My towels need to be freshened up

  225. Laurie Bolduc-Cadieux says:

    I want to freshen up all of our summer clothing that has been packed away all winter long.

  226. I have been using one of those Downy Fabric Softener Balls for many years and I love it!

  227. Tamara M says:

    I recently tried Gain flings and I found them to be a touch overpowering with the scent! I love my Downy~!

  228. Janice Wong says:

    My converses!

  229. Daryl Walsh says:

    Bathroom towels and faceclothes

  230. I would like to freshen up my towels most!

  231. Sage Faew says:

    My gym clothes need freshening

  232. Tiffany Greene Elliott says:

    I would love to freshen up my kids clothes, towels, and underwear!

  233. joanne darrell says:

    I want to freshen up tops.

  234. Edith Rennes says:

    I’d love to freshen up my towels

  235. Treen Goodwin says:

    I want to freshen up my Husbands fishy clothes hes a lobster fishermen and his clothes stink like bait its so gross , i need this bad lol 🙂 thanks for the chance 🙂

  236. Lorrie Coleman says:

    I would like to frenshen up the bed linens & towels

  237. Piroska says:

    I definitely would love to freshen up towels.

  238. janine a says:

    my husband’s work clothes 🙂

  239. Erinn Lishman says:

    I have three little girls, five year old twins and a four year old, and a construction worker husband. There is not one item of clothing in this house that doesn’t need freshening up!

  240. Our curtains need to be washed desperately!

  241. Lori A. says:

    Bathroom towels need freshening up!

  242. Glenn Stone says:

    Couch cover cats sleeps on it need a freshing up

  243. Heather B says:

    I have a teenage son who has recently started hitting the gym after school. We have PLENTY of clothes that can use some refreshing!

  244. Surso S. says:

    our towels need freshening up

  245. Viv Sluys says:

    My daughter’s bedding always needs freshening. (I can hardly wait for bed wetting to be a think of the past!)

  246. I want to freshen up stinky gym clothing!

  247. heather w says:

    Mt dogs bedding, or my boys sports clothes

  248. the boys soccer clothes – yuck!

  249. Janina Kraus says:

    Would love to refresh my bedding since the dog sleeps with me every night… yuck!

  250. I would want to freshen up my work clothes.

  251. Michelle james says:

    Hockey equipment !!!!

  252. Audrey Skinner says:

    I want to freshen up my towels and facecloths and sheets.

  253. Barbara Hall says:

    All my linens!

  254. Judy Hunting says:

    My husbands and sons sports gear for sure

  255. I like to wash all the decor that is fabric in the spring – towels that are on display, chair covers, curtains, you name it! I’ve been doing a little every day. This would be wonderful!

  256. I want all of our clothes to smell fresh, but I’d really love to know that the little washable cleaning pad that goes with my Swiffer WetJet was really fresh since I use it everywhere.

  257. Erica Seaman says:

    Our sheets in our camper need to be freshened up.

  258. Teresa Moore says:

    My daughters socks could use some freshing up..no joke…pheww!

  259. I’d freshen up curtains

  260. Diane52 says:

    I would like to freshen the soccer gear.

  261. Faye W. says:

    I would like to freshen up my son’s workout clothes.

  262. Definitely hockey jerseys and socks! Phew!

  263. Margo B says:

    the overall smell of my laundry so the smell lasts longer

  264. Laurie W. says:

    I really need something that will help freshen up our stinky summer socks and our towels.

  265. Carina Vause says:

    I want to freshen up my sheets & towels

  266. i want to freshen up my workout shirt and shorts. they stink!

  267. This so rings a bell with me as my boys also are so stinky sweaty too! Thanks for the info!

  268. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I’d really like to freshen up my old towels

  269. I would like to freshen up the towels and sheets.

  270. Robert Fleming says:

    Bath towels and sheets

  271. My husbands work clothes and the kids bathing suits!

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  272. Susanne McCarthy says:

    Definitely my husbands work clothes!!

  273. Rhonda p says:

    towels

  274. Kim Hamilton says:

    I want to freshen up my yoga wardrobe! Plus towels!

  275. Gotta keep it fresh…always!

  276. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    MY SHEETS AND TOWELS

  277. I keep a bounce sheet in the dirty hamper, smells a bit better till wash day

  278. All of our pillows – downy fresh dreams!

  279. Sandra S says:

    Bed sheets and towels

  280. My gyum clothes

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