Mildew smell: How to get rid of it

Is your house a bit stuffy? Maybe you can sense a mildew smell on your clothes or furniture. These tips will help you eliminate musty mildew smell from your house. It will be smelling clean and fresh in no time! Watch out for our final tip… We totally recommend it!

Open the windows and let the air in

Sometimes just a bit of air and sunlight can help reduce the mildew smell in a room. If the mildew smell comes from an enclosed space, such as a closet, take all the things out and have them hanging near a window. This method is effective with mild mildew smell, but if the musty odor is stronger you may want to check our other recommendations.

Simply use vinegar

Vinegar is a natural cleaner. Get a glass bowl and fill it up with white wine vinegar. Place the bowl in the room for 24 hours. During this time, the vinegar will eventually evaporate, but in the process it will absorb any musty odor and get rid of it. There is going to be a slight odor of vinegar in the area, but after a while you won’t feel anything. If the mildew smell is constant, you can refill the glass bowl daily.

How to get rid of mildew smell

Go for baking soda

If you are not a fan of the smell of vinegar, you can try baking soda. This is another natural method to freshen the air and remove nasty smells. Simply pour some baking soda on a small dish and leave it in the room for 24 hours. Baking soda reduces humidity, since it absorbs moisture, and will remove mildew smell in reduced enclosed spaces. As with the vinegar, you will have to refill it every day.

How to get rid of mildew smell

Give cat litter a brand new use

Yes, we aren’t crazy! Even though it might sound strange, cat litter is an effective home remedy to get rid of mildew smell. The cat litter will absorb the moisture in the room and get rid of the smell. It works better in enclosed spaces such as closets and storage cabinets. Just make sure it is out of reach of your cat if you have one, or you might get other foul smells in the room!

How to get rid of mildew smell

Put your smelly clothes in the freezer

If the moldy odor comes from clothes or towels, putting them in the freezer can help kill the bacteria that makes your garments smell. Just place your socks, t-shirts, pants or towels in a sealable plastic bag and leave it in the freezer for 24 hours. Wash them and let them dry outside afterwards, where fresh air and sunlight will remove any remaining foul smells.

How to get rid of mildew smell

FINAL TIP: Use BreatheGreen Charcoal Bags!

BreatheGreen Charcoal Bags are the best alternatives to remove mildew smell from your home. These charcoal bags last up to two years, so you don’t have to worry about changing contents from a bowl. They are also scent-free, so you don’t have to deal with the smell of vinegar or cat litter in order to remove musty odors in your house. Their activated bamboo charcoal absorb and remove foul odors from any room and in any space. BreatheGreen Charcoal Bags are also eco-friendly, and once they have finished their cycle, you can open the linen bags and compost the charcoal. The best thing is that, unlike the other methods, BreatheGreen does not just remove the smell but it also prevents mold and mildew. You can use it in your bathroom to keep mold from growing, and it will keep the air completely fresh. We sincerely recommend BreatheGreen to keep mildew smell away from your home!

How to get rid of mildew smell