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You'll be pleasantly surprised by the aroma: a life hack to get rid of musty bookshelves

Anna OnishchenkoLife
How to get rid of the musty smell on bookshelves

Books are a source of knowledge, wisdom, and just a very beautiful element of decor. However, over time, bookshelves can develop an unpleasant musty odor that can spread throughout the entire home.

If you have bookshelves in your home and periodically experience high humidity, you will definitely face this problem sooner or later. That's why House Digest has shared a life hack that will help you preserve your library and get rid of the unpleasant odor.

This method will freshen and save most of your books, but if some of them are noticeably moldy, you should say goodbye to them to avoid harming your health. Mold spores can cause cold symptoms, headaches, and allergies.

How to get rid of the musty smell from books

First, find a small glass jar and make several holes in its lid. Then fill the container halfway with baking soda, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, and mix thoroughly.

Then close the lid tightly and place it on your bookshelf.

You'll be pleasantly surprised by the aroma: a life hack to get rid of musty bookshelves

Baking soda is an absorbent that absorbs and neutralizes strong odors. However, remember, that some essential oils, such as peppermint, citrus, and cinnamon-scented oils, are toxic and harmful to pets. So if you have pets, use other scents or don't add essential oil at all.

This technique is a great alternative to using air fresheners. In addition, baking soda can mask unpleasant odors for quite a long time, unlike other products.

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