If you are like me, and keep all your shoes in your closet, you may occasionally notice a slight shoe odor. I’m not talking extreme dirty sneaker odor, just a slight tinge of “Hmm, I smell shoe”. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want all my clean hanging clothes mingling any sort of tinge. I heard about this easy tip to help freshen your closet. TEA BAGS!
I went to the store and bought a multi-pack. I don’t drink tea, but I knew that Chai tea contains cinnamon, cloves, and allspice and I thought in addition to deodorizing, it might add a slight pleasant scent. I bought a 20 pack for $2.24 of Bigelow Vanilla Chai Tea.
I used 3 tea bags for my closet. I hung 2 on my closet rod spaced out, and one in my husbands gym shoes (strategic placement)! After a day or so I really did notice a difference in the overall smell of the closet. The tea scent was very, very slight, and it was much more fresh smelling! I have had the tea bags hanging for just over a month and they now don’t really put of much of a scent at all and their fresh keeping super power is diminishing, so it might be time for round two. Even if they only last a month, and you use 3 bags, we’re looking at about $0.35 a month for keeping your clean clothes fresh and having a pleasant closet experience. Worth it? It is for me. Give this a try and tell me what you think!