How to make things smell good in the closet: the secret of five-star hotels

Alina MilsentLife
Clothes in the closet often get a musty smell

When you take your seasonal clothes out of the closet, you may feel that even well-washed clothes have begun to smell musty. Often, fabric softeners don't help either, as their scent quickly wears off.

To make your clothes and underwear smell good even after prolonged storage in the closet, you just need to use a few life hacks. OBOZREVATEL has found out the secrets of five-star hotels that will ensure a long-lasting fresh scent.

Dried lavender

Putting a bunch of dried lavender in your wardrobe will give your clothes a delicate and tangible scent for a long time. In addition to being an ideal natural fragrance, lavender is also an effective moth repellent.


The good old fashioned way - our grandmothers used to put a bar of open soap in the cupboards. There are several ways to do this:

grate the soap, divide it into several portions and put it in different corners of the cabinet;put one or more bars on the shelves.It should be noted that you need to moisten the soap with water regularly, about once a week, because it dries quickly. A few drops of water from a spray bottle will instantly enhance the scent.

Essential oil

Dampen a napkin with a few drops of your favourite essential oil, place it on a saucer, and put the saucer on a shelf in the cupboard. This is a very effective life hack, and your clothes will have a noticeable scent for a long time.

Special sachets

In household chemicals departments and speciality stores, you can buy sachets that are placed next to your clothes in wardrobes. The choice of scents is very diverse - from herbal to floral and citrus.

A bag of herbs

If you like the scent of wildflowers and herbs, you can make a wonderful fragrance. Put dried flowers in a small bag and leave it on a shelf. The bag can be made of cloth or gauze.

The following plants are suitable:

  • lemon balm
  • mint
  • chamomile
  • lavender
  • cloves
  • rosemary
  • thyme

Do-it-yourself flavouring

Method 1. You can make a flavouring using alcohol and essential oils. The recipe is very simple. You will need a small bottle with 20 ml of alcohol and 10-15 drops of essential oil. If you like the smell of cloves, you can add a few dried flowers.

Method 2. Scented wipes are often used. Take a few dry napkins and drip essential oil on them. Roll the napkin into a cone shape and put it in a glass. It is also advised to pour a little perfumed water into the bottom of the glass.

Previously OBOZREVATEL told how to make your home smell nice without using chemicals.

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