Rid of Odor With Tea Bags

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 with any sort of tinge.  I heard about this easy tip to help freshen your closet.  TEA BAGS! Here is how to get rid of odor with 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!


9 thoughts on “Rid of Odor With Tea Bags”

  1. I have used white vinegar throughout the house especially in the kitchen when I fry fish. I place a small cap full in a hidden corner of the rooms and when you leave and come back in a while the house smells fresh. I like to do it when we leave on vacation. It is also good to place in corners of a house or apartment before moving in. To rid the former family’s scent that everyone has. My nephew needs a remedy for his shoes. I will share the tea bags with him. Thanks.

    1. Im having huge problem of my son hawk bag.i already washing it several times. And leave it outside with sun.and its still smell stinky.hoping this tea bag ideas will help my problem:(

    2. Put smelly gym shoes in a loose bag, stick in your freezer for 24 hrs or more, depending on how bad the smell, the freezer kills the bacteria that causes the odors. It works!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top