To use kitty litter, fill a plastic container with unscented cat litter, poke holes in the lid and place the container in the drawer.
Both baking soda and kitty litter absorbs any unpleasant odors and keeps the drawers smelling fresh.
How do you keep dresser drawers from smelling?
To use vinegar:
- Mix up a solution of two tablespoons vinegar to one quart of warm water.
- Use a clean cloth and dampen it with the vinegar solution.
- Thoroughly wipe down the inside and outside of the drawer being sure to cover all surfaces.
- Dry completely with a towel.
- Let sit out overnight to “air out”.
How do you get the smell out of wooden drawers?
Pour 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup water into a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the inside of the drawers and leave the drawers open to air out. The vinegar will eliminate any remaining musty odor.
How do you deodorize old dresser drawers?
Place a small cup filled with borax or baking soda in each drawer and close the drawers. Let the borax or baking soda absorb the odors for a few days if possible. I’ve also placed dryer sheets in each drawer for a few days. Dryer sheets work best if the smell is tolerable and not overwhelming.
How do you deodorize wood furniture?
Combine 1 part white vinegar with 4 parts water. Put the solution in a spray bottle, spray it onto the wood, then wipe the spray over the surface with a cloth. Wipe the area with a damp cloth that has only water on it to rinse. Pat the wood dry afterward.