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Written by Haeley Giambalvo of Design Improvised
What is more inviting than a clean bedroom with just-laundered sheets on the bed, and fresh air coming through an open window? It doesn’t take a full spring-cleaning to get that airy feel—you can freshen up your bedroom with these six simple tips.
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Give Linens an Extra Dose of Freshness
Add ½ cup of baking soda to the rinse cycle when laundering sheets and pillows to make them smell clothesline fresh.
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Take Comforters Outdoors
Give your comforters and duvets a breath of fresh air by hanging them outside in the sun every few months. They’ll get a just-cleaned feel without the hassle of dry cleaning or washing.
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Tackle Musty Dresser Drawers
Have guests coming? Check infrequently used dressers in the guest bedroom for any musty smells. To tackle odors quickly, sprinkle baking soda in an empty drawer, let sit overnight, and then vacuum up.
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Freshen Up Closets
Just like the refrigerator, your closets can collect stale smells. Baking soda does double duty here. Place a box on the shelf to keep the closet smelling fresh. Remember to replace it every 30 days for optimal freshness!
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Deodorize Smelly Sneakers
Simply shake a little baking soda into sneakers between wearing. It works by absorbing odor-causing moisture while neutralizing existing odors. Use at least once a week (or more often if you wear the shoes frequently). Tap out excess baking soda before wearing sneakers again.
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Make Suitcases Trip-Ready
Eliminate odors from your suitcases by sprinkling the inside liberally with baking soda; wait 15 minutes, then vacuum up thoroughly.