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Smelly cupboard/wardrobe, any way to fix it?!

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RoryG Sat 31-Oct-15 17:32:15

Dh uses a built in cupboard in the bedroom as a wardrobe and general dumping ground and it utterly smells of mould. Is there a way of getting rid of the smell? Also is there anything I can put in a wardrobe to freshen the smell? Thank you!

RoryG Sat 31-Oct-15 17:32:37

Ps there is no mould in it as far as I can tell.

wowfudge Sat 31-Oct-15 17:38:02

Is it on an external wall? I am willing to bet the back of the wardrobe has cut down air circulation and there is a mouldy wall behind the wardrobe. You may have an issue, like leaking guttering, or pointing which needs re-doing which means the wall is damp. It's no good masking the smell - you need to investigate what is making the place smell.

Varya Sat 31-Oct-15 17:39:47


RoryG Sat 31-Oct-15 18:13:08

It's not an external wall, it's the wall adjoining next door. I don't know if it actually is mould as the smell is in pil's house too sometimes blush.

TheSpottedZebra Sat 31-Oct-15 18:14:50

Does it have muddy boots in there? They can get mouldy smelling.

RoryG Sat 31-Oct-15 18:20:18

No there are loads of old clothes in there. I think febreze is the way forward!

TheSpottedZebra Sat 31-Oct-15 18:21:46

Has anything been put away unwashed?
I'd make him wash every the, then put it all away properly dry.

RoryG Sat 31-Oct-15 18:25:22

Yes I bet there has! I think it's a damp smell actually. Thanks zebra I'll be telling him to wash everything smile

CalloftheHaunted Thu 12-Nov-15 22:49:56

I had a funny smell in my wardrobe that's against a cold solid wall. I took everything out and gave it a good spray with white vinegar. Rewashed all the clothes before putting them back in. It's been fine since.

RabbitSaysWoof Mon 16-Nov-15 20:05:42

Those salt dehumidifiers are good for cupboards to keep moisture down. Tumble dryer sheets hold a nice lasting fragrance rather than air fresheners.

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