Have you ever gotten a towel or set of sheets out of your linen closet and they smelled…less than fresh? For some reason, my linen closet tends to have a musty smell in it. My central unit vent return is right below the cabinet, so I don’t know if that has something to do with it or not. Anyways, I was noticing that the linen closet made my clean linens smell somewhat musty. Almost like they had been sitting in the washer too long, but I knew that they hadn’t. I cleaned the closet, but they still had the weird odor.
I did some research on the internet and ran across tip that has made all the difference. It was so simple that I thought that it surely wouldn’t work. But it did. The tip? Put a dryer sheet in the cabinet with your linens. Crazy, right?!?
Our linen cabinet has four shelves and I just put a dryer sheet on two of them. It has made a dramatic difference. The towels now smell dryer-fresh and our sheets have a pleasant scent that lasts for the entire week.
I also took this tip and used it for our closet and office closet. In our office closet, I house all of our jackets. In the winter, we tend to use the same jackets daily but I keep our dress jackets in the office closet. Then, in the spring, I move all the jackets to the closet. I put a small nail on the inner wall, the wall that you have to crane your neck to see, and I poked a dryer sheet right on that nail. The jackets smell nice and fresh and I just routinely change the dryer sheet out anytime I think of it, maybe a couple times a year. I did the same thing in our main closet, too! It’s a pleasant scent that wafts out into the room whenever you open the closet door…and it makes me happy. And I like being happy. J