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Old 06-10-2017, 03:19 PM
 
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I have a cabinet in my room that smells awful (like old wood) inside. I have been trying to think of things I might put in it over the summer to neutralize the odor. Does anyone have any ideas?


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Could you sprinkle baking soda inside and let it sit? You could just wipe it or vacuum it up in the fall. Leave the container in there, too. I had a car that was in a flood that took baking soda every week. Eventually went away, but it was stinky for quite a while!
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Charcoal,
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crumpled newspaper, cat litter, or those containers of stuff that suck the moisture out? Can you go by and change whatever you decide to use?
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Clean it with dish soap and water and then wipe some lemon oil on to the wood. That has helped me with a buffet that smelled like an old lady when I got her. I found lemon oil at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
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I second the baking soda. I would also suggest vanilla on cotton balls.


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You can also try a bowl of
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vinegar. Here's a web site with some really good suggestions. It says kitchen cabinets, but I bet it would work for you.

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/rid-kit...lls-91161.html

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Do you know anyone into essential oils? I swear by an oil called Purification by Young Living. My son loves going to bonfires with friends. His sweatshirt always reeks of smoke. Just washing it never takes the odor completely out. Now I soak it in a bucket of water with one drop of purification, and it is fine.

Also, last year while on vacation our freezer died. We had about half of a cow and lots of ice cream in there. The odor was horrible. Purification took the odor away!

On a side note, I use a drop or two in a spray bottle with water. It keeps the mosquitoes away!
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I would ask your custodian to help with this. Ours was great about solving problems like a stinky cabinet.
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everyone for your answers. I still have a week of school. I will probably start with the baking soda tomorrow because I already have it. I'll see if it starts getting rid of some of the stink, then work from there. Unfortunately, I won't be able to get back into the room until the beginning of August.
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I don't know anyone with essential oils, but I'm willing to give them a try. Purification sounds like it would be useful for many things.

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Charcoal briquettes
Old 06-13-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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I think all suggestions are great. In addition lay some new charcoal briquettes in shallow trays and leave through the summer. They absorb odors. We tried that with a moldy fridge (also filled fridge with wadded up newspapers)and by August the smell was gone.

This is a weird thought though....would plain briquettes be considered a fire hazard?
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