I have an old "steamer" style trunk. It belonged to my mother and even though it hasn't had moth balls in it for over 30 years it still stinks! I use it for some storage, but had not gone into it for over a year, and was just overwhelmed by the smell. I do have cedar chunks in there and have tried Fabreeze but to no avail. If I can't get rid of the smell I am going to have to get rid of it and I don't want to do that. Any suggestions?
To remove any smell the best thing I have found is baking soda. Sprinkle it on and let it sit. You may have to repeat several times.
1. coffee grounds
3. kitty litter
Leave in for as long as it takes.
charcoal briquettes work really well. I used them to get the odor out of a freezer that had sat idle for 3 years and it had no smell about about a week.
Thank you all for your suggestions! I will try them and post how it worked in a couple of weeks!
I used coffee grounds. Just pour the coffee grounds right from the can onto a large piece of saran wrap. Believe it or not it does work.
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