If you store your clothes in a damp, musty closet; the clothing will pick up that odor after a while. The same with clothing or shoes stored in a humid basement or attic. Not only will they start to smell, but if the storage area has a moisture problem you may very well pull out the clothes after months of storage and discover they are not able to be saved. Sometimes they can with a thorough cleaning, but sometimes the clothing is ruined.
No one wants to have to wash an entire wardrobe. To protect your clothing from picking up unpleasant odors, you need to control the moisture level in the closet, basement, or other storage area. High humidity levels and excess moisture from lack of ventilation, condensation, leaks, or moisture added into the air by washers and dryers will all conspire to give your clothing that musty smell.
To keep the moisture level in the air low enough, use one of DampRid’s moisture absorbers. These non-electric dehumidifiers absorb and hold excess humidity in the air, effectively and economically drying out the air, and your clothes. Once the relative level of humidity is down to 50% or less, that musty odor in your clothes will be gone. Try the Hanging Moisture Absorber, which can simply hang from the rod in your closet.
If you’ve been the victim of a flood or other severe weather, DampRid products can also help speed along drying of your clothes by absorbing moisture in the air.
If you have smoke, chemical, or other odors in your clothing, simply place Odor Genie in your closet, wardrobe, or in the box with your stored clothing. This super-effective product doesn’t just cover up unpleasant odors – it neutralizes clothing odors completely with a special formula.
TIP: Try a cup of vinegar in the washing machine along with your regular detergent to eliminate clothing odors. Great for removing smoke odor.
Keep your clothing smelling fresh with DampRid moisture absorbers and Odor Genie odor eliminator.