Mothball Smell on Photo Albums?

How do I get the odor of moth balls out of old photo albums?

Ingrid from Blind Bay, BC


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March 18, 20070 found this helpful

I am not sure this smell will fade at all. Thats a pretty strong smell. but.. I had books that I was sure I couldnt get the odor of ciggeretts
out of. But I hung them over the clothes line and every day till it was gone. Maby you can try that. It took several days. Anything is worth a try. Good luck!

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By Donna Pacholok (Guest Post)
March 19, 20070 found this helpful

Wrap the photo albums in four or five layers of fresh news paper and them put them in a large plastic garbage bag. Fill the rest of the room in bag up with scrunched up news paper and then close the bag tight with a tie wrap.


Leave the bag closed for a week and then take your photo albums out. The paper will have absorbed the smell. You may have to repeat this more than once if the smell is very strong.

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By kidsNclutter (Guest Post)
March 19, 20070 found this helpful

If they are not heirloom albums, purchase new albums & put the photos in those, toss the stinky ones. That mothball smell is actually a nerve toxin, poison, recent research proves. If they albums themselves have sentimental value, good luck.

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