Ever wondered how to keep unwanted smells out of your closet? Use these 8 tips to make your closet smell amazing!
We spend a lot of time doing laundry to help our clothes smell great but it’s easy to overlook where they are stored. The closet is an important area to focus on to make sure your clothes stay smelling fresh over time. Here are 8 ways to keep the odors away and make your closet smell amazing!
Wear All of Your Clothes
Most people forget about a large portion of their clothes and only wear their favorite items. Surprisingly, clothes that have been washed but not worn in a long time can start to smell. Make sure you have a rotation set up for your clothes to give all of them a chance to be seen. If you no longer wear something, it’s time to donate it!
Create Air Flow
Most closets do not have their own window which leaves a lot of stale or stagnant air. Open the nearest window to keep the air fresh and flowing in your closet. If you don’t have a window nearby, a fan will do the trick.
Odors will thrive in a cluttered environment. Avoid letting your clothes pile up and make sure everything has a home with room to breathe. Hang as many clothes as possible and only stack a small amount of clothes to keep air moving in your closet space.
Take Time to Declutter
Decluttering your closet and donating or moving items elsewhere can leave your clothes smelling fresher. Move items for other seasons such as sweaters, boots, or other winter items in another storage area. This will help free up space and allow air to circulate around the clothes you’ll wear now.
Use Dryer Sheets
If you’re looking for a cost effective way to keep your closet fresh, use some dryer sheets. Stash them throughout your closet to eliminate odors. You can even use the dryer sheets that were already used in the dryer to put in drawers or pockets.
Only Store Clean Clothes
Make sure to wash clothes regularly after wearing them to avoid lingering body oils or outside elements. When possible, store hampers in the laundry room to keep odor out of your closet.
Add some Scents
Your closet space will benefit greatly from a little extra scent. Look for stronger or fresh scents like lavender, pine, lemon, and coffee to help neutralize odors.
A small oil diffuser in a large closet will help immensely with odors. An essential oil like lavender will repel insects like moths. Please keep in mind that essential oils are not recommended for home with pets. Breathing the scents can be harmful for furry family members.
Use Baking Soda
Baking soda is often used for odors in other parts of the home like the fridge but did you know it works in the closet too? Find a jar to keep open with some baking soda or buy a small box of baking soda to keep in your closet. Make sure to keep it out of reach so it won’t get knocked over. You can keep an open jar of baking soda for about 24 hours to quickly remove odors.
Use these 8 tips to remove odors and make your closet smell amazing! If you’re looking for more ways to help your house smell amazing, give us a call. We love cleaning and leaving your home smelling fresh!