Most of us have experienced that unpleasant musty odor when opening kitchen cabinets, turning the anticipation of a delightful meal into a less appetizing experience. But fear not! N-Hance of Tulsa is here to guide you through getting rid of that musty smell and restoring freshness to your cupboards.

5 Simple Steps to Get Rid of Musty Cupboard Smell

  1. Empty Contents of Any Musty Smelling Cabinets

Begin by removing everything from your cabinets, including dishes, bowls, glasses, and any shelf liners. Shelf liners can trap moisture and odors, contributing to the unpleasant smell in your cabinets.

  1. Inspect Musty Cabinet Areas

After emptying your cabinets, inspect them for mold or mildew, potential culprits of musty aromas. If you discover any, gently scrub the affected areas with a mixture of mild soap and water. Ensure the area is thoroughly dried to prevent further issues as moisture can lead to further issues. Persistent wet spots might indicate a leak, requiring a plumber’s attention.

  1. Air Out The (Hopefully Less) Musty Cabinets

Airing out your cabinets is the next step. Open them up, turn on the fans, and let fresh air circulate. Vinegar and baking soda are effective odor absorbers. Place a bowl of vinegar or baking soda in each cabinet overnight to neutralize the musty smell. Remember not to mix vinegar and baking soda unless you enjoy a bubbly mess! 

  1. Clean Cabinet Items

Before restocking your cabinets, clean all items (especially the bottoms that may have been in contact with the musty smells) thoroughly to eliminate any lingering odors.

  1. Replace The Odor With Pleasant Smell

Once the musty smell is eradicated, consider adding a pleasant fragrance to your cabinets. Essential oils like lavender oil can be refreshing, or opt for the soothing aroma of coffee beans. These not only emit a delightful scent but also continue to absorb any residual odors.

N-Hance of Tulsa:

Thinking about updating your cabinets? N-Hance of Tulsa offers professional services to transform and revitalize your cabinets. Whether it’s refinishing, repainting, or replacing cabinet doors and drawers, our experts can breathe new life into your cabinets, ensuring they not only look great but also smell fresh. Call today at 918-645-3068 or contact us now to get a free quote.


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