Salt is a staple in most kitchens, but it can also be used in the laundry room. If you want to keep your coloured cloths from bleeding during wash, give them a dose of salt before washing as chloride found in salt helps protect vibrant colours and keep them from fading too fast.
When it comes odor removal, consider vodka your go-to spirit. Its high alcohol content react and neutralizes odors. Pour some in a spray bottle, then spritz it on the musty cloths then leave on cloth for 1 hour. As the alcohol evaporates, it will lift the odors away too.
To get your dull white fabric brightened, Mix ½ cup lemon juice with one gallon of not very hot water. Add your WAW laundry detergent in the solution and soak your cloths in it for about 30 min. The citric acid in lemons acts as a bleaching agent and as such removes light stains on white fabrics.