Deodorizing Musty Books

Old Books

I got this tip from our real-estate agent. Here’s how to deodorize old books.

Place the book in an airtight container. Fill the container with either baking soda or cat litter. Leave the book/s and filler in the container for a few days.

A book’s musty smell is generally caused dampness, which could produce mold. If the book you want to restore is damp, dry it out before deodorizing. Place the book upright on a table with the pages fanned out. Use a fan to accelerate the process.

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    • Beautifuldreamer

      Oh wow, I nearly tossed a book I didn’t want to get rid of, because it smelled musty. Thanks so much for this tip–I’ll be giving it a try.