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Easy and Doable Tips to Remove Shoe Cabinet Smells

Easy and Doable Tips to Remove Shoe Cabinet Smells

Your shoe storage is an amazing asset within your home. Not only does it organise your shoes, but it also keeps them free from dirt and elements that may deteriorate their quality. Let’s add the exquisite style that it brings into the interior space. With its functionality and elegance, who wouldn't love to have a shoe cabinet in their homes? However, just as it keeps your shoes safe, it’s also important to keep your shoe cabinet clean and well maintained.

The shoe cabinet may accumulate dust and foul odours as used shoes pile up inside, especially if it is a shared shoe storage area. These dirt and smells are not only unhygienic but can also pose some health issues, including foot issues. Plus, it’s very unpleasant to let your guests leave their shoes inside a smelly cabinet. Do not fret! You can easily address the unpleasant odours and maintain the freshness of your shoe cabinet.

Prepare the following home cleaning items and follow these easy tricks:

  • Water
  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Essential oils

White Vinegar and Water Solution

White Vinegar and Water Solution

Smelly shoes are usually due to the sweat and breaking down of bacteria. This odour is normal but can be treated. To remove the smell from your shoes, we highly recommend regularly cleaning and disinfecting your pairs. You should also clean and disinfect your shoe cabinet to remove the lingering smell. 

White vinegar has notable disinfecting qualities that tackle strong odours. In fact, you can use a vinegar mixture to remove strong urine odours from mattresses. To effectively clean your shoe cabinet, take out all your shoes and spray the empty space with a vinegar and water mixture. Leave the mixture for half an hour to let the vinegar smell subside with the foul shoe odour.

Baking Soda

Baking Soda

You might already be aware of the wonders of baking soda. Baking soda is an effective solution to deodorise and disinfect many areas, like the refrigerator, mattress, sofa, and even closed areas like your cabinets. Spray baking soda on the surfaces of your shoe cabinet and let it sit for 30 minutes to let it absorb the bad smell. Doing this regularly can help you maintain a fresh shoe collection. If you don’t have baking soda at home, you may try sprinkling some salt into your shoes to absorb the smell. Just make sure to remove the rough salt before using the footwear.

Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Spraying some essential oils may keep your shoe cabinet fresher. Make sure to use odour-eliminating essential oils to deodorise and freshen up your shoe storage. To prevent the oils from getting in contact with your shoes, you may spray the oil onto pieces of paper and leave them inside the shoes overnight.

Choose the Best Shoe Storage

Choose the Best Shoe Storage

The right shoe storage must not only keep your footwear in place but also give them enough ventilation. Giving your shoe rack proper air circulation allows the smell to dissipate. This also helps tackle excess moisture that can cause mould that affects the quality of your shoes.

Shoe cabinets with open shelves are the ideal solution to give your shoes a secure storage space while giving them enough ventilation. But if you’re opting for a closed shoe cabinet, choose a variation with a ventilation hole at the back to allow air to circulate inside the storage unit.

Take Care of Your Shoes

Take Care of Your Shoes

The first step to keeping your shoe storage clean is to keep your shoes clean. Use some talcum powder to prevent excessive sweating and some bad odours. You can use some talcum powder on your shoes to tackle any foul stench overnight.

Keep a clean and organised shoe cabinet with the right storage to ensure that your shoes remain attractive and fresh. Doing this can also prolong their lifespan. Your whole family and guests will greatly appreciate this.

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