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5 Tips to Keep Your Closet Fresh in the Summer

Posted by: Storganization Staff Tags: Summer, Tips, Wood Shelving, Organize by Season

With record-breaking heat waves across the country, it’s safe to say summer is hanging around for awhile longer. Just as we can feel the heat of summer, so can our closets. We’ve put together a few tips to help ensure your closet stays fresh and cool until the weather changes.


1.) Essential oils.
A great way to naturally refresh your closet’s scent is with essential oils. Either diffuse your favorite fragrance or create your own scented cards that can be hung around the closet or placed within musty drawers.


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Image Source: Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry


2.) Baking soda.

Baking Soda is not only great for refrigerators and freezers, but it can also freshen up your closet space by neutralizing odors in the air caused by shoes, hampers, and more. Check out more baking soda tips from The Spruce.




Quick Tip: Remember to keep any baking soda products in a safe spot, away from pets and kids.


3.) Dehumidifier.
Humidity in the summer is inevitable, but it doesn’t have to feel that way in your closet. If your clothes are starting to smell musty, use a dehumidifier every now and then to pull any extra moisture out of our space.


4.) Rotate linens.
Instead of always reaching for the same towels or sheets in the linen closet, rotate your linens to prevent less frequently used items from collecting dust and scents on your shelves.


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ClosetMaid ExpressShelf


5.) Proper airflow.
Just like any room in the home, your closet needs to have adequate ventilation. Keep your closet doors open when possible, and let your clothes breath by investing in storage that enhances airflow, such as wire or ventilated wood shelving options.


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ClosetMaid Wire Shelving


No matter the size of your closet, there are many ways to keep it smelling and feeling fresh all summer long! For more organization and lifestyle tips, visit, and check out all of our other channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Houzz and Flickr


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