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Question DetailsAsked on 8/5/2012

how do i get rid of a musty suitcase smell?

i've tried Fabreeze, dryer sheets, and Scentsy....nothing seems to work.

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Fill the foot portion of an old sock with baking soda. Tie up the top end. Place in suitcase & close it. This method may take a week or more to work, but by the end of two weeks the musty odor should be gone.

You can then use the baking soda in your sink to clean the trap. Pour it down the drain & follow with a cup of white vinegar. Finally, rinse drain with very hot water after the bubbling stops. Two for one!

Answered 8 years ago by Lissa


Back in the day, we could crumple up damp, not wet, newspapers and they would absorb odors. It's worth a try if the baking soda doesn't work.


Answered 8 years ago by Vicky


Try using a pan of charcoal bricketts, the ones you use for the grill, that are black, they absorb odors. Or, try wiping it out with vinager, it will neutralize the odor.

Answered 7 years ago by Kathy Huff

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