Dear Home-Ec 101,
My son’s shoes stink so badly it is smelling up my entire house. How do you get rid of the smell that is coming from his room?
Need to breathe in Texas
Conveniently, one part of this question has already been answered. Have your son try some of the tips mentioned in this post. That should cut out some of the smell, for sure.
In the short term, let’s discuss methods of getting stink out of your house. I like to sprinkle baking soda on my carpets (especially in my stinky teenager’s room) and vacuum. This seems to take some of the smell out of the air. Also, whenever possible, open up all your windows to air the room out. I know taking a piece of bread and soaking it in vinegar and leaving it overnight will take fish smell out of your house, I expect it would work on feet smell as well.
Another cause of stinky is leaving laundry around on the floor. Teen laundry is stinkier than normal, I have noticed, so make sure he’s not leaving laundry all over the place. Chin up, it won’t be too long before you’re missing him and his stinky shoes because he’s off to college. 🙂
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