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Thread: Musty smell in particle board dresser

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    Default Musty smell in particle board dresser

    We left a particle board, cheap-o dresser in the basement for 2 years. It smells dusty - no mildew - but, like the basement!

    We've tried crumpled newspaper, and bowls of baking soda to get out the smell. Febreeze didn't help - it's now smells like musty Febreeze.

    What else should I try? Bowls of vinegar? Charcoal?

    We'd really like to use this for overflow of kids bulky winter stuff. It's in piles all over the house right now!

    -Kelly.
    Wifey to Dennis, together 14 years!
    Katrina 8/26/97
    Eric, Doug, and Gillian 6/1/04

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    I read somewhere that you can put coffee grounds in an open bowl and they'll absorb odors. Might be worth a try
    Chris
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    If you have a nice sunny day one day you could try leaving it outside in the sun as long as possible...might help freshen it up a bit.
    Julie, married 19 years to my best friend Daniel, homeschooling Mom to 4 boys


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    it may help to wipe it out with a mild amonia-water solution.
    mb

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