How do you keep a shoe closet smelling fresh?

(6 Posts)
CeliaFate Tue 20-Aug-13 09:33:56

I've taken all the shoes out, Febreezed them, hoovered and mopped the floor. It still whiffs a bit.
What can I do in addition to the above?

PenguinBear Tue 20-Aug-13 09:37:46

Air it out!!! Is there anywhere you can out shoes where they can 'breath' and let the air get to them?

If this is not possible, I'd buy a few air freshners and stick them in the corners of the cupboard smile

CeliaFate Tue 20-Aug-13 09:43:11

Yes, they're often aired out as the closet is in the porch by the front door, so we leave that open a lot. I've put Neutradol gel air fresheners in there before but that doesn't seem to work either. confused

MrsHoarder Wed 21-Aug-13 09:33:42

Run smelly kid's trainers through the washing machine or a bucket of soapy water? Scrub any surfaces with some good soap as well.

Air fresheners just add smells, they don't get rid of them.

Chocrock Fri 23-Aug-13 17:32:56

I put those tumble drier sheets in mine and it always smells lovely when I open it.
I don't air it as it looks messy with the door open but I do wash trainers in the washing machine regulary as they are the main smell culprits

Phineyj Fri 23-Aug-13 17:37:08

Get one of the ones with holes in? IKEA do one. Ours has never smelt despite some of the shoes doing so!

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