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Use baking soda to deodorize carpets
Before running the vacuum, lightly sprinkle carpets with baking soda to remove musty odors and pick up excess dirt.
Hang activated charcoal in closets
Bags of activated charcoal can be found at many retailers, and are great for absorbing smells from smelly closets, car trunks, and other damp, dark places. Apply a few drops of essential oil to add scent or purchase bags that contain fragrant herbs like lavender alongside the charcoal.
Make DIY room sprays
With a little water, rubbing alcohol, and essential oils, it’s easy to make a DIY room spray that will make your space smell great. Added ingredients like vodka and vinegar can help neutralize odors in soft surfaces like couches and carpets.
Use vinegar in the laundry to remove musty odors
Forget a load of laundry for a couple of days? Add in a cup of vinegar to remove mildew smells from towels and other garments. Vinegar can also be used to clean the washing machine, or as a germ-killing additive in loads of laundry with smelly workout gear.
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Article by Amy McCarthy for Yardbarker™