Remove Cat Urine Smell in Clothes
I recently discovered a blend of everyday household cleaners that get cat urine smell out! This is pretty revolutionary since I thought you needed an enzyme cleaner to tackle cat pee! There are many reasons cats may have accidents so be prepared! Many include heath problems and anxiety. Don’t get mad or discouraged! I will show you how to fix peeing outside the box due to anxiety. In the meantime you can remove cat urine smell in clothes easily with this new product plus Borax!
If you need to remove cat urine smell from clothes you know how frustrating it can be! Regular washing often does not work especially on old set in urine stains which smell worse and worse over time. This is due to the chemistry of cat urine. When it dries it becomes more potent as the urea breaks down.
I Thought You Needed An Enzyme Cleaner But I Was Wrong!
Until recently, I thought only special enzymatic products could get the smell out. Recently I was out of enzyme cleaner and decided to try my new, concentrated Method laundry detergent instead. I thought it would just be a first wash and then I would get the enzyme cleaner for further washing. I was shocked when the cat pee smell was gone. Method’s plant based “Smart Clean” technology must really work! I knew it was my favorite laundry soap but I had no idea how powerful it could be.
Method Laundry Detergent and Borax Get Cat Urine Smell Out of Clothes!
I have tried different methods to get cat urine out of clothes and I was shocked at how well this worked! Here is what I did:
Put clothes in washer and add Method Laundry Detergent. I used the Beach Sage scent. I do not know how well this would work with Method’s other scents. I previously used their Mango Ginger scent and loved it! That scent is cheaper on Amazon I see so you might want to check it out. I bought it over and over but the Beach Sage is awesome too. I used a generous amount which would be more than a normal quantity since this is ultra concentrated. I also added the rest of my box of Borax to the load. This was probably only a half cup to a cup. Then I let the washer agitate to mix the soap and Borax . I paused the washer so the water did not drain out and it could sit to soak. I let it soak for a day and a half. Honestly I forgot about the load and would have restarted it sooner but maybe it helped that I left it so long.
Steps to Remove Cat Urine From Clothes with Method Laundry Detergent and Borax
- Put clothes in washer
- Add a generous amount of Method Beach Sage laundry detergent or other Method scent.
- Add a half cup to a cup of Borax
- Fill with water but not more than needed. If it is a small load only fill with the water needed to cover the clothes or fill halfway.
- Let agitate for a few minutes to mix up soap and dissolve Borax.
- Pause the wash cycle to allow the load to soak but not drain water.
- Leave alone to soak for 24-36 hours or at least overnight.
- Continue washing as usual and add a little more soap if you like.
This should be all you need to do! Smell the clothes when they are done washing. If you don’t smell anything you should be done! If you want to be sure you could wash them again in a normal cycle.
- Dry clothes.
You are done!
Do You Need Something Stronger?
This is much easier than other methods and I highly recommend it. I think this might work better with lighter fabrics. I very heavy fabric, coat or blanket might be harder to clean. If you need extra power for cleaning cat urine check out my post here: Cat Urine Odor Removal Easy Steps
If you want to remove cat urine from carpet check out my post here: How to Clean Cat Urine in Carpet
How To Treat Cat Peeing Due to Anxiety and Behavior Problems
If your cat pees inappropriately, there is likely a good reason. My cat was a chronic peer but now he is perfect. We found several products that ease his anxiety and he is now a happy, healthy boy. Of course there can be health problems causing this behavior and those should always be ruled out first. Take your cat to the vet to have them checked out. You can also get products to test for urinary tract infection. I review one of them here, Cat UTI Home Test
Here are my reviews of amazing anti-anxiety products which have solved our chronic pee problems!!
I Love Method Laundry Detergent
Method laundry detergent uses super concentrated, biodegradable, non-toxic, plant based ingredients for its “Smart Clean” technology. It is not tested on animals. It is concentrated so you can buy a smaller bottle but it will last just as long as a large jug. It also works better than other detergents and it smells lovely! I love Method! My new favorite scent is Fresh Air. I just got it and can’t wait to try it.
You Can Fix Cat Peeing Problems and Remove Cat Urine Smell!
It feels absolutely daunting when there is a reeking pile of clothes with cat pee and you don’t know how to clean them. I know! Don’t panic though. There are solutions that are easy and affordable. If you have Method laundry detergent on hand anyway you won’t have to buy a special enzymatic cleaner.
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