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    Default How do I get rid of the smell in new drawers?? Mini vent.

    I bought new wooden drawers for my baby due in July. I've washed all of her clothes, blankets etc and have put them away. But the drawers stink like wood and a very overpowering varnish, oak scent has attached itself to everything.. all of her freshly washed clothes are tainted and I really can't be bothered re-washing EVERYTHING again.
    The first thing I did, even before putting her clothes in, was spray it out with Glen20 when I first noticed the smell. Did nothing.
    I've tried scented drawer liners, cotton balls soaked in scented oil and still, the drawers stink. Today I bought soap and insense sticks, wrapped them in tissue and placed some in each drawer and have left the drawers open to air out..
    Grrrr.. over it, it took me so long to wash every single item of clothing!
    Any other ideas for my stinky drawers?
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    Bicarb soda to absorb the smell.

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    Can you put them outside in the sun to air out for a few days? Sunlight is really good for alot of odors.

    So is baking power come to think of it.

    Maybe sprinkle the drawers with baking soda AND sit them in the sun.

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    One of those sachets of fabric softeners in each drawer

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    Apparently a sliced onion will absorb paint smells so perhaps might do the same for varnish?

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    I also suggesting putting them outside for a few days. Then get scented drawer liners - you can get them from Crabtree & Evelyn and also Howards Storage World. Probably on eBay as well. They're just scented paper, they work really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerfields View Post
    I also suggesting putting them outside for a few days. Then get scented drawer liners - you can get them from Crabtree & Evelyn and also Howards Storage World. Probably on eBay as well. They're just scented paper, they work really well.
    I'm going to put thm outside as soon as this crappy Melbourne weather improves

    I did try the draw liners, but they were just cheapies and didn't work. Gah, just don't want me new baby smelling like a tree


 

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