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Vinegar Use #12: Defunk A Musty Closet

Oh, vinegar, how I love thee.

Many of you are like me in that you want to save $$$ when cleaning your homes, while keeping thangs as non-toxic as possible.

Enter the magic of vinegar.

I’ve used this trick for years.

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Defunk a Musty Closet:

#1) Using a bowl plastic bowl that comes with a lid, pour approximately 1/2 – 1 inch of vinegar into bowl.

I typically have 9% acidity vinegar on hand, but you can totally use 5% vinegar.

Defunk a Closet

#2) Poke holes into the plastic lid with a sharp tool.

This will allow the vinegar to zap offending odors.

Defunk a Closet

#3) Secure lid on bowl and make sure you snap it tight.

Defunk a Closet

#4) Place in secure closet location, out of the way of children, pets and anyone in your family who has a reputation of clumsiness (Oh Hai, Mrs Tucker!) and say goodbye to musty dusty smells.

You can use as many as you need, depending on closet size.

Defunk a Closet

The only thing left to do is put a reminder on your calendar to replace the vinegar as needed.

You are now free to defunk your closets, save some dough and pat yourself on the back for being green.

Whether you spend the savings on a new pair of shoes, kiddie toys or cupcakes is totally up to you.

You’re a green saving machine; you totally deserve it.

P.S. You can do this in your bathrooms, bedrooms, garages, and kitchens, too.

Doesn’t matter where you use it – it works.

Just be sure to be safe and put the containers out of the reach of kiddos and pets.

Vinegar is an amazing defunker.

Get to defunking ALL YOUR ROOMS today!




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Thursday 6th of June 2013

Hi there! Stopping by from Just Us Four's 4/19 linky party - so glad to see another use for vinegar. I use it a lot to clean - kids and juice spills are abundant - because it cuts the grime and breaks down any residual sugar before it becomes a "yuck" spot on the floor. Will definitely be trying this out since the master closet could use a bit of freshening. :D Take care and thanks for sharing!

~ SherryO @

Mrs. Tucker

Thursday 6th of June 2013

Thanks for stopping in and sharing!

Linda@With A Blast

Saturday 20th of April 2013

What an excellent tip! I will definitely try this - thank you :-)

Mrs. Tucker

Sunday 21st of April 2013

Thank you!


Saturday 20th of April 2013

Vinegar is a must have in all homes I think---SOOOO many uses!!!

Mrs. Tucker

Saturday 20th of April 2013

I agree. In bottles, in closets, under kitchen sinks!

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