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Thread: Storing fabric in old wooden secretary

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    Super Member quiltsRfun's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Charcoal is the best "odor eater". You could buy a small bag (Amazon carries it) and place it in bowls inside the cabinetry, then close it and leave for a couple of weeks. Just be careful not to spill the charcoal!
    Or use charcoal briquets. Make sure they're the kind without lighter fluid added to make them easier to light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I store my fabric in a wood cupboard and the comic book cardboard bottoms rest on the shelf not the fabric. You could put in acid free shelf lining paper if you were concerned. I think I would try the lifesaver trick first because I love the scent of the wintergreen ones.
    I planned to have them folded so that the boards would be longer than the fabric so that I can write intended use, etc. at the top...then I would just have to worry about the ones that would rest against the sides. Hmmm...will talk to hubby about a solution (I think we have some polyurethane in the garage for another project...then I'll have another smell to contend with) thanks for the suggestions!!!

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    We picked up a dresser that my neighbor left on the curb. It is perfect for my stuff. The trick was that she was also given the dresser but did not need it. My hubby who is (bed) bug phobic sprayed the whole think inside and out with a roach/bug kill spray that is all natural and I believe contains tea tree oil. It smelled very strong for a while, but after airing it for couple of weeks it has a mild minty smell. I actually enjoy it. I cannot remember the name of it, but it would definitely take care of all the odors.

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