Posts Tagged ‘Odors’

Can This Smelly Freezer Be Saved?

Dear Home-Ec 101, Help! Due to a series of unfortunate events, my small chest freezer (that sits under the house) was left unplugged for 3 WEEKS! Of course the entire inventory was a total loss, but the real problem is the SMELL. It really smelled like something died down there, and it permeated the house for…

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How to Deal With Stubborn Body Odor in Laundry

Dear Home-Ec 101, I am sorry if you have had this question before, but maybe it bears repeating.  I live in hot and sticky Thailand  and I have noticed my tops are not smelling very fresh anymore when I perspire.  I usually wash them in cold or warm water with liquid detergent then I hang them to…

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How to Eliminate Shoe Odors in Small Closets

Dear Home-Ec 101: I just did some awesome cleaning in my closet and swapped out my winter for summer stuff. I noticed my closet has a funky shoe odor. I googled it and saw a lot of ideas for getting rid of the shoe smell, but I trust Home-Ec 101 ideas more. Signed, Imelda Marco…

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How to Store Blankets Without Inviting Mildew

Dear Home Ec 101, I have a serious problem with the old lady, musty laundry smell. I keep my sleeping bag, electric blanket and my baby blanket in a chest at the foot of my bed. Since these are all seasonal items, they quickly get musty in my chest (which isn’t cedar). I’ve tried potpourri,…

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