Asked on Oct 5, 2017

How to remove the mildew/mold odor from stored items after moving?

Janet PizaroGinnySharon
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how to remove te mildew/mold odor from stored items after moving?

8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 5, 2017

    what items exactly are you referring to
    • Lmc27384335
      on Oct 6, 2017

      Books, pens, wooden furniture. No visible mold or mildew but a strong, offensive odor that clings to hands after handling items
  • Catherine Anspaugh
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Airing them out is the best way really. I like to put dryer sheets and use Febreeze wherever I can. Good luck.
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Fresh air or Febreeze .......
  • Lisa S.
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Air out. Wash what is washable, and soak in baking soda (in the soak cycle) over night. Air dry in the bright sun if possible. Sun kills old mildew spores.
  • Flipturn
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Sometimes it is difficult depending on what the content (cotton, plastic,paper, etc.) of the items is, and how long they have been stored.
    Can you be a little more specific as to what you want to try to refresh?
  • Sharon
    on Oct 6, 2017

    White clothing was in bleach and water, colored clothes wash with 1/2 c of 20 Mule Team Laundry Borax, and a white vinegar rinse. Other materials, I wipe down with lemon ammonia outside in the sun to dry.
  • Ginny
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Mold and mildew odors never come out of some things especially old trunks. Never buy a trunk that stinks. Also dresser drawers are difficult to make "fresh" again.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 6, 2017

    put everything in a box with cedar chips,or baking soda and place outside in the sun
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