Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Removing Musty Odors from Fridges and Freezers - Beyond Baking Soda

Sure, baking soda is a Happy Slob Housecleaner's best friend. And, of course it's fabulous at removing odors naturally - which is why you see so many boxes of open baking soda inside the fridges of the world.

But, did you know there's another amazing way to reduce musty, smelly odors in your fridges and freezers? Coffee grounds! Pour some coffee grounds into a cheesecloth sock (sounds fancy, huh? it's just a square piece of cheesecloth that is tied up with kitchen twine or string) and attach somewhere in the interior of the fridge or freezer.

Those coffee grounds will amazingly soak up all sorts of icky smells. :) And hey, if at first there's a little coffee scent in the fridge - that's a GOOD thing in my book!

Hugs to you slobbos,

P.S. Did you guys know that I have a Coffee Blog with more coffee hints and tips? TONS of delightful recipes to try too - just for the caffeine dependant among us. :)


Stacy said...

Funny you mention using coffee grounds to get rid of fridge odors--we recently had a repairman come out to fix our fridge and he suggested we use this trick. Um, lol, I hope our fridge didn't smell that bad.

marilyn christine said...

I do this and now I keep it in one of those shakers with the really big holes-( I did use socks before but every one kept asking me why I had a sock in my fridge) if my microwave has a leftover oder that even lemon juice will not kill I take a few teaspoons of coffee grounds and place in there- put on high for 30 seconds and there goes the garlic and other spice smells- I also have some in pantyhose legs that I put in our basement to rid out the damp smell- huggles me

HappySlob said...

Stacy - lol Oh well - at least he was delicate about it!

Marilyn - Great idea!