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Getting a musty smell out of a chest?

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Sinkingfeeling Mon 01-Apr-13 00:21:29

Just bought a second-hand chest of drawers, but it smells very musty and damp inside the drawers. Apart from airing them, is there anything else I can do to get rid of the smell?

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 01-Apr-13 10:42:06

You could try washing it down and drying well, then leaving with an open tub/ramekin whatever of bicarb?

Freddiemisagreatshag Mon 01-Apr-13 10:43:37

I'd sprinkle them with bicarb and kind of brush it well in to the drawers if you can.

MERLYPUSS Mon 01-Apr-13 11:48:16

What about shake and vac - which is more or less bicarb and perfume. Tthat or cat litter.

Sinkingfeeling Mon 01-Apr-13 22:03:39

Super, thank you - I've cleaned it well with a slightly damp cloth and could only think about leaving it out in the garden to air on a sunny day, but thanks for the bicarb/cat litter idea, I'll try it!

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