How long has it been since you cleaned the dresser drawers, your cabinets, or the kitchen cabinet, or the bathroom? From time to time, we have to clean to tidy up the interior, see if everything we keep is really of any use to us, and of course, to air out and clean the drawer itself.
Because the lack of ventilation, the accumulation of objects and clothes, or humidity, can sometimes cause the drawers to smell closed, or even have a very unpleasant aroma.
Tricks to make drawers smell good
The most convenient way to have your drawers in perfect magazine condition is clean them once a month, removing its contents and cleaning the container. As for almost everything, white vinegar (0.80 euros) is a great option. It is true that this cleaner has a very strong smell, but it will also help you eliminate other odors (and the vinegar smell will disappear in a little while). It will suffice to wet a cloth with white vinegar and go over the drawers.
You can also clean the wardrobe with water, a damp cloth and some essential oil of a scent that you like to impregnate the cloth and give your wardrobe a special smell. Lavender essential oil costs 17.99 euros, or lemon (11.99 euros), orange, mint to impregnate the cloth and give your wardrobe a special smell.
Naissance Lemon Essential Oil No. º 103 – 50ml – 100% pure, vegan and non-GMO
Naissance Pure Lavender Essential Oil (No.102) 100ml – Natural Aromatherapy For Sleep, Massage, Body, Hair, Relaxation – Humidifier, Candles, Soaps, Diffuser, Air Freshener – Vegan
To remove odors, you can also place a small container or cup with borax (11.92 euros) or baking soda in drawers that smell bad for a few days.
Take care of your clothes if you want your drawers to smell good
- To begin with, once we have cleaned the closet, it is important to tackle the cause of the problem so that it does not appear again. So in addition to making sure you wash your clothes well (you should put on clothes that smell a lot, such as very sweaty polo shirts or t-shirts, or towels, with programs at high temperatures to kill bacteria and those odors).
- Also, you should avoid putting wet clothes in the drawers, even if they are only slightly damp. Check collars, cuffs, hems… Keep in mind that the musty smell remains in the drawer, and can even cause mold if the drawer is made of wood.
- If you have put on a garment and want to put it on again before washing it, remember to air it out before collecting it in the drawer.
Tips to make clothes smell good
To begin with, just as you ventilate the rooms in your house, you should also ventilate the drawers from time to time, leaving them open for a few minutes to renew the air and remove the bad smell.
An aesthetic and functional solution for drawers to smell good is line them with scented paper. It is a quick system, and also, it will allow you to decorate and give a different touch to your drawers to make them more beautiful.
This scented paper that we have found on Amazon costs 14.99 euros.
LA BELLEFÉE – Scented Linen Fragrance Drawer Papers for Wardrobe Cabinet Gifts for Your Friends Family Boyfriends Birthdays Parties Baptisms
The fabric bags with lavender or rosemary branches scattered around the drawers are a classic that continues to work (and also, we love the smell they give off). To combat humidity, you can also put cloth bags with rice or coffee.
The pack of 22 lavender bags on Amazon costs 10.90 euros.
Quertee 22x6g Lavender sachets as scented sachets with fragrant Lavender – protection against Moths in the Wardrobe – Lavender for Sleep and Relaxation
Surely, in your grandmother’s house you would see how in cupboards and drawers there were soap bars from Heno de Pravia. And the truth is that it is a traditional solution that continues to work (and that we also love because of the number of memories that clean smell evokes in our minds).
The pack of 3 Heno de Pravia pills costs 2.20 euros in El Corte Inglés.
Heno de Pravia Original Natural Soap Tablets
You can also spray the clothes you keep in the drawer with a special air freshener for clothes. The pack of 2 Lotus Flower textile deodorants and Marseille soap costs 24.50 euros on Amazon.
LA CORBERANA Air Freshener for Clothes – Textile Deodorant – Pack (500 ml Lotus Flower + 500 ml Marseille Soap)
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