Asked on Aug 7, 2019

How can I get rid of musty smells?

Holly Bertone | Pink FortitudeMaura WhiteFlipturn


6 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Aug 7, 2019

    Eliminate the source of moisture and dampness.

    Place Damp Rid products throughout the space. I prefer the ones that are designed to hang in a closet over the buckets.

    Clean everything with either white vinegar or Odo-Ban.

    Newspaper, activated charcoal, and baking soda are also good at eliminating odor. However, Odo-Ban is my go to because I love the clean scent and it also disinfects.

  • Toni @ Girl, Just DIY!
    on Aug 7, 2019

    It depends on where the musty smell is coming from. If it's in carpeting or on furniture then you can shake some baking soda onto the area and let it set for up to a day before vacuuming off.

  • Linda
    on Aug 8, 2019

    Where is the musty smell?

  • Flipturn
    on Aug 8, 2019

    If you live where there is high humidity, the musty smell is most likely originating from materials in the home that have absorbed moisture.

    I would recommend purchasing a dehumidifier. Having it run will help to remove the moisture and dampness, as Kathy said, and will also help to prevent further absorption.

  • Maura White
    on Aug 8, 2019

    I agree with getting a dehumidifier b/c it is a humid environment that is allowing mold and mildew to grow.

  • Hi Ann - This is my favorite Febreze style air freshener. It's an all-natural DIY and easy to make. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

    PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here -->

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