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How to to kill the curry smell in my cupboard

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WeasleyWoman Sun 16-Apr-17 16:29:14

New house and the last owner kept all his spices in one cupboard. It smells really strongly of curry powder. I want to keep my glasses in there but everything has a faint curry taint to it. I scrubbed the shelves with lemon juice and left the doors open when we away over the weekend. Now the whole kitchen smells of curry as well as the cupboard.... any good ideas?

VimFuego101 Sun 16-Apr-17 16:34:52

Have you tried leaving a bowl of bicarbonate of soda in there? Curry is tough to shift though.

WeasleyWoman Sun 16-Apr-17 16:40:07

Just bicarbonate or bicarbonate in water?

gettinfedduppathis Sun 16-Apr-17 16:42:53

Scented cat litter in a dish?

Bowl of water with a peeled potato floating in it? (works for gloss paint smell so worth a go)

VimFuego101 Sun 16-Apr-17 16:54:24

I just use the powder, no water. Cat litter seems like it should work too.

highinthesky Sun 16-Apr-17 17:00:08

Keep your own spices in that cupboard?

WeasleyWoman Sun 16-Apr-17 17:12:05

highinthesky whilst that would be sensible its the main double glass fronted cupboard! So best for all my glasses rather than my few spices!

wowfudge Sun 16-Apr-17 18:45:23

Clean the cupboard with sugar soap - take the shelves out and clean both sides and all edges. Let everything air dry and put a bowl of bicarb in there, or better still one on each shelf.

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