How to Get the Smell Out of Suitcases

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Keep smells out of the suitcase with baking soda.

Suitcases are used on occasion, and between uses, the bags can sometimes accumulate a stale unpleasant smell. To keep the luggage smelling fresh, you want to deodorize in a way that uses no chemical cleaners that could absorb into bag or future items that you place in the suitcase. Instead, use natural deodorizing elements that safely get rid of the smell.


Step 1

Sprinkle baking soda inside the suitcase and close the suitcase. Let the baking soda sit overnight and it will absorb the odor.

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Step 2

Vacuum the bag out the next day to collect the baking soda.

Step 3

Fill a spray bottle with equal parts water and white vinegar. Mist the spray over the suitcase for further deodorizing. This is an all-natural odor neutralizer safe for any type of suitcase.

Step 4

Keep the bags open to air out when not in use. This prevents odor from accumulating and allows air to circulate.



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