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    household advice needed...

    so... I went antiquing this weekend and got loads of old books, magazines etc but now my studio smells like a musty old attic... HELP!

    I know you can put dryer sheets in them but I have skin allergy issues with those...
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    Katie.... I understand you have skin allergies with the dryer sheets - can you use the dryer sheets if you don't open the box re your allergies.?... they are very potent even if they are in the box as opposed to opening them and touching them.... I have very bad breathing allergies....it might work... maybe Randy could put out the dryer sheets... instead of you....
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    Would hypoallergenic dryer sheets work?
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    is there anything that gets rid of that musty smell other than dryer sheets? Not sure about hypoallergenic sheets... we use liquid downy free for doing laundry.
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    We always used charcoal. You can find an awesome product here:
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    Charcoal is great for odors, especially mildewy smells. You could try All Free & Clear dryer sheets as well. I have to use those because I am allergic to almost all fragrances.
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    Charcoal, and if it is a dry sunny day, set those things out in the sun!
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    For your books and magazines, sprinkle the pages with baking soda and put them in a bag you can close. I'd let them in there over night. Take them out and gentle shake the baking soda off them. Then lightly spray them with vinegar ( not sure if this is wise for the magazines, but you might try one and see how it goes)
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    thanks so much ladies! went out last night and got charcoal. Will try to baking soda idea next--not sure how I'd do the vanilla--thanks so much!
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    Be sure to check with Melissa!! She sells Norwex and may have a chemical free solution! I'm sold on the cleaning cloths!! So amazing! When I received my order from her I was skeptical, but thought I would try them out...I had a fun time cleaning for a few hours! LOL!
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    I'm going to a Norwex party next week....what should I look for? What can't I live without?
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    We use carb soda here. Works wonderfully!
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    Charcoal is a great idea! Good luck, Katie!!
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