Post # 1
In my last place, the linen closet and some of the linens always took on a musty smell. I was hoping to avoid that here. I started by washing some of the newer stuff that doesn’t typically smell, but the closet started to smell musty after a few days.
Is there anyway to prevent this without the use of scented products?
Post # 3
You can put some vinegar in a dish (try a tupperware with a lid on it, and cut a hole in the lid) and put it in the closet. That’s what I do with our hallway closet and it works wonders. It doesn’t add a scent, it just takes away that musty smell.
Post # 4
@PacificMrs: Thanks! I tried doing that already with baking soda, so I’ll switch it out with vinegar.
Post # 5
I was having trouble with clean towels that smelled musty when I’d use them to dry off after a shower. I went online to try to figure out how to solve this problem. I was using Tide liquid detergent for years. I switched to the old fashiioned powdered Tide detergent and use hot water now instead of warm when washing towels, sheets, etc. It works like a charm for me
Post # 6
The linens need to be absolutely dry before they are put away. You could use a moisture absorber . They sell it at WalMart. Prevents mildew and musty odor. I used one in my car when I spilled a vase of water.
Post # 7
@julies1949: Thanks! I had used the silica gel packets in my last place but I think they were a little small and DH kept forgetting why they were there and he would throw them out.
It’s not really humid here, but I think I’m just super sensitive to the smell, DH can’t smell it even when I think it’s really bad.
Post # 8
make sure everything is completely dry before putting the items in the linen closet.
Post # 9
@ajillity81: I think I do this already. I don’t feel any dampness when I take things out of the dryer. DH does stuff too though, maybe I need to see if he checks to see if there’s any dampness.