Chasing Away Musty Smells in Old Things

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If you are a lover of older and vintage items, you’re probably very familiar with the musty smell that often accompanies them. It can be a hard scent to get out as most common odor cleansers aren’t enough and even a thorough cleaning doesn’t really help.

Here’s a trick to add to your housekeeping book: get rid of musty odors without doing much of anything.

Step #1: Cat Litter. Buy a small bag or box of kitty litter. You don’t have to buy a cat, that’s optional!

Step #2: Cover the Piece. If you’re working with a container like the luggage above, just dump the litter in. Otherwise, place the piece in a plastic bag with a scoop of litter. Close or seal it up.

Step #3: Wait. Waiting is always the hardest part, especially if you really want to use the piece you’ve picked up. However, giving it a week will allow the litter to do its work and absorb the odors.

Step #4: Dump & Clean. After a week, dump out the cat litter. If applicable, wash the piece (especially clothes!) well to remove the litter completely.

Step #5: Enjoy! That’s all there is to it! The worst part is waiting, but it’s also the best part, because that’s when the litter is doing its job.

Do you have any other tips for taking care of those musty smells that seem to stick around no matter what you do? What type of vintage items do you tend to pick up most?

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