Every Shoe Isn’t The Issue So Identify The Culprits.
Odors are trapped into soft surfaces so if your shoes are hanging in a shoe organizer like this, you may want to toss it or wash it. Don’t trip on the $19.99 price you got it for at Bed Bath & Beyond. Use your 20% off coupon and buy another one. Your nose will thank you. I mean we don’t want to remove the smelly odors from shoes and house them back in a smelly home! Now that you’ve removed the shoes that smell the most we can move to step two.
How To Remove Odors From Shoes
Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of Baking Soda inside each insole.
Shake the baking soda around the shoe to let it get into the crevices.
Place the shoes outside on a nice sunny day (a few hours should do the trick) so that the air can mix with the baking soda.
Now shake the baking soda out of each shoe.
Don't restore them yet! Now we have to address where they live.
How to Easily Remove Odors From Closets
White distilled vinegar is a natural odor eater. You can place a bowl of white distilled vinegar in the middle of the closet on the floor. Do not mop the floors with vinegar! It is too acidic and could ruin the floor!
If your closet has carpet, sprinkle baking soda liberally on the carpet and let it set for at least a few hours. Vacuum it up and empty the vacuum bag, and or debris basket immediately. We don't want the vacuum to hold onto the odors either!
You can also use Activated Charcoal bags that can live in the closet and continually absorb the odors for at least a month. I've blogged on my love for Activated Charcoal use in the fridge as well. Check it out in the archive blog list by typing How To Remove Fridge Odors.
I also keep baking soda in the small plastic bottles in the closet so that it’s within sight and reach to fix the odors before thy set in.