How to Remove Odors From Wood Inside Cupboards

Updated February 21, 2017

Just like any other enclosed area of the home, wood cupboards can often develop an unpleasant odour that is difficult to remove. No matter what the cause of the odour, you want to use something that safely removes the odour without causing damage to the cupboards. By using a few household products, you can clean plus deodorise the cabinets, and a disinfectant kills any bacteria that may be causing the odour.

Fill a spray bottle with equal parts water and white vinegar. The vinegar is a natural disinfectant as well as deodoriser.

Spray the solution over the cabinets and wipe off with a clean rag.

Keep the cabinets open for about an hour or so, giving the wood time to air dry.

Fill several bowls with about 1 cup each of baking soda. Place one bowl inside each cabinet and replace the baking soda every week or so to keep the odour absorbency power strong.

Open the cabinets every week or so and allow them to air out overnight. This reduces odour and allows for a minimal amount of ventilation that reduces odour development.

Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle
  • White vinegar
  • Bowls
  • Baking soda
  • Cleaning rags
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