How to Get Mold Smell Out of Dresser Drawers

Dressers are a perfect way to store clothing, keeping it safely out of sight yet on hand and quickly accessible. The problem is that these drawers are dark, typically sealed off when closed, and can quickly develop moisture that leads to the development of a musty, moldy odor. To remove the odor, simply treat the drawers with a quick odor removal solution.

Get rid of mold smell with ease.
  1. Place a small dish of baking soda in each drawer. The baking soda is a natural odor absorbant that will also draw any moisture out of the drawers. Let the baking soda sit overnight.
  2. Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar. The vinegar is a deodorizing agent and will also kill any mold or mildew growth that is causing the odor.
  3. Spray the vinegar solution into all of the drawers.
  4. Keep the drawers open, and allow the drawers to air out overnight.
  5. Repeat if needed if all odor has not dissipated.

Things You Will Need

  • Spray bottle
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Small dish

About the Author

Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.

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