Asked on Oct 7, 2017
How do I get the musty smell out of my kitchen cabinets?
We moved into a cabin a year ago that had been previously used seasonally and closed up in the winters. On separate occasions I have cleaned all surfaces with white vinegar, baking soda, and bleach. I tried sprinkling baking soda overall and leaving for a full 2 weeks then vacuuming it out. For the past 9 months I’ve tried just using them hoping the smell would go away. I tried lining the sections of drawers with contact paper and also spraying these inside and out and in the cupboard, that surrounds them with a strong mixture of peppermint essential oil and water, over and over for a 2-week period. None of these methods have worked, the smell just comes back. They are what I think are called builder’s grade oak cabinets. How do I get rid of this smell? ? It was worse when it was humid this summer but it’s still awful. I have fibromyalgia so I'm very sensitive to smells. Help?