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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27-05-2012 15:48 #1
How do I get rid of the smell in new drawers?? Mini vent.
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Bicarb soda to absorb the smell.
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27-05-2012 15:53 #3-
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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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27-05-2012 16:00 #4Senior Member
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One of those sachets of fabric softeners in each drawer
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28-05-2012 00:33 #5
Apparently a sliced onion will absorb paint smells so perhaps might do the same for varnish?
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28-05-2012 09:32 #6
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.
28-05-2012 10:43 #7
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