Bad smells can be harder to get rid of than your office lurker. Luckily you probably already have some of the tools to fight these odors, and you don’t even know it.
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Gym Shoe Funk
If you have non-leather shoes, you can wash them in the washing machine. If that doesn’t work, heat or freeze the funk out. Try leaving the shoes in the sun or putting them in a Ziploc bag in the freezer overnight. Then sprinkle the insoles with baking soda or store-bought Odor Eaters. And next time, wear socks.
The Dog Smell in Your Car
The first order of business is to get rid of any blankets, pillows, toys, or bones in the car. Vacuum seats and floorboards to remove pet hair. Sprinkle upholstery and floor mats with baking soda and let sit over night; vacuum in the morning. If the car still smells like a kennel, spritz with a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water. Let dry completely, with windows down.