is fantastic for so many reasons, but what happens when you pick up an antique chest that smells less than, shall we say, fresh
? Check out our top eight ways to freshen a musty drawer -- many of which can translate to a variety of different spaces in your home!
1. Baking soda
Leave an opened container of baking soda inside the drawer and shut for a few days. The baking soda will absorb any unwanted odors, leaving behind a fresh, natural scent.
Try a quick swipe of bleach water to neutralize any unwanted odors.
3. Activated charcoal
Place activated charcoal inside the drawer or musty space to absorb the odor, much like baking soda. This also works well in a refrigerator!
4. Murphy's Oil Soap
A quick wipe down with Murphy's Oil Soap
has been known to freshen up dozens of musty spaces.
Leave a sliced apple to dry inside the musty drawer to absorb the musty odor.
A rinse with vinegar will subdue any unwanted odors -- in any space.
7. Kitty litter
Pour a fair amount of kitty litter in an open container and place inside the drawer. The litter will absorb the offensive smell overnight.
8. Good ole' sunshine
One of the best ways to air out a musty drawer? Let it air out in a sunny spot to freshen like only the great outdoors can!