Get Rid of Musty Odors
Do anything you can to dry out that musty basement or closet to get rid of musty odors: Open the doors and windows wide, take bureaus and drawers outside into the sun, leave a closet light on for a few days or place an electric fan on the floor for added circulation. Anything you can do to dry out the space is time well spent. A few precautions now will ward off everything from mildew to insect infestations. Here are some of the best ways to remove the smell of must and mildew.
Use Cat Litter to Remove Musty Odors
- Get rid of musty odors in drawers, closets or rooms by placing a small container of scented cat litter in the affected area. Replace the litter every few days until the odor is gone.
- Relatively small items with musty odors should be placed in plastic bags with cat litter. Seal the bags tightly and with tape or clothespins and let them sit for a few days. Then dump out the litter and repeat if necessary.
- To get rid of an musty odor in upholstered furniture, spray a deodorant or sprinkle cat litter over the piece. Let it sit for a while, then vacuum. Repeat if necessary.