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#1 of 3 Old 06-27-2008, 10:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We've just moved into a new but old house. I've cleaned and cleaned but I just can't seem to eradicate the musty odors coming from under the sink and a few of the cabinets. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'd be grateful!

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Sprinkle liberal amounts of baking soda in the cabinets & musty areas. Let sit overnight & then vacuum.

Run a dehumidifier for a period of time.

There are products like "damp rid" on the market that might be helpful - but I've never used them.

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Every so often I grind some fresh coffee beans and put them in a bowl in the cabinet under the sink. This helps to absorb the odor and fill the space with the smell of coffee. You can dump the old coffee grounds into the compost.
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