So you know what I’m talking about right? That musky unpleasant “old house smell.”
Nobody wants that.
Sure you could use plugins, candles etc., but sometimes those scents are a little overwhelming and they can get expensive.
Here’s a solution you may not have thought of.
I know it sounds kind of dirty right?
BUT…it’s a super simple and super cheap alternative to ridding your house of unpleasant odors.
How It Works:
Charcoal is one of many natural substances that can be used to eliminate odors by effectively removing moisture, and hence, moisture-related odors.
It works Great For:
- Removing that musky moisture smell
- Neutralizing cooking odors
- Deodorizing refrigerators
- Absorbing moisture in closets so your clothes don’t smell mildewy.
- Removing mildewy basement smells
Creative Ways To Use Charcoal Throughout Your House
- Simply lay a few out in a metal tray.
- Sew pouches for them or use an old sock, then hang them in inconspicuous areas.
- Line a basket with foil or plastic and lay the briquettes inside.
- Set them out on a tray on a shelf or side table: the black little pillows actually look kind of cool!
- Set a couple of pans in musty basements or bathrooms and near stinky pet bedding.
- Place small bowls of powdered charcoal in a smelly closet to absorb odors caused by shoes or stinky hampers.
- Fill the ashtrays in your car with cat litter to absorb odors from smoke or mildew.
- place a piece in an old sock and place in shoes.
- In basement areas, you can put it in old pair of panty hose and hang up.
- Put a few in an old coffee can and puncture holes in the top.
- Place 5-10 pieces of plain, non-fuel soaked (and obviously unlit) charcoal briquets placed onto a plate or pan in your fridge, and the odors should be absorbed overnight
Make sure you use the regular charcoal, not the self-starting kind which contains lighter fluid. Sort of common sense, but you never know these days
Via Apartment Therapy: Charcoal Briquettes For the Smelly Home