Your clothes can pick up a wood smoke smell from a variety of places like a house fire, campfire or even while grilling in your backyard with wood chips. Once the smoke touches your clothing, it will cling to the fabric. Instead of throwing the clothes away, you can remove the smell with items you probably have around your home. Extracting the smell from clothes will take patience but will be well worth the wait.
Fill a 5-gallon bucket halfway full with warm water. Fill the bucket to 5 inches from the top with white vinegar.
Place the clothing into the solution and press down so they are fully submerged. Allow the clothing to soak for 30 minutes to an hour.
Remove the clothing from the bucket and wring out excess liquid. Wash the clothing with your preferred liquid laundry detergent. Hang the clothes outside to air dry.
Remove the clothes from the washing machine. If they still smell like smoke, repeat the process of soaking the clothes and washing them until you remove the smell.