Newspaper is also a way to restore musty smelling books or drawers of bureaus bought at yard sales, or that have been stored in a barn or basement. For books, put crumpled newspaper in the bottom of a paper bag, put book inside, add crumpled paper loosely all around it, and above it. If you can, stand the book on end, and leave the pages loosely opened, trying not to damage the pages when filling around the book, then, close the bag. It takes a while, I've forgotten how long, a couple of weeks, maybe.
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