How To Solve One Of The Stinkiest Summertime Problems

How To Solve One Of The Stinkiest Summertime Problems

19/10/2021 Off By Admin

Summertime is all fun and games until someone’s smelly shoes are stinking up the house! It happens in a predictable cycle: hot temperatures lead to sweaty feet, and sweaty feet leave behind moisture in shoes causing unpleasant odours.

But don’t give up on those smelly shoes just yet, because today’s sharing the best and most effective methods for eliminating odours in shoes. If you’ve been wondering how to get the stink out of shoes, you’ve come to just the right place.

The secret to removing odour from shoes is to deal with the moisture issue. Many people simply try to tackle the odour itself by using a deodorizing spray, but that only covers up the smell. By drying out the moisture, you can cut the smell off at the source by killing the odour-causing bacteria.

There are a few different ways to do this, so included a few different options for you in this post. Use whichever method you like best, or whichever method you can do using stuff you already have at home.

How To Remove Odor From Shoes.

Maximize your chances of success with this method, which combines several of the effective approaches outlined later in this post:

Pour a mixture of baking soda and several drops of essential oils (optional) into each shoe and leave it overnight to absorb the moisture and smell. Next, seal the shoes into a ziplock freezer bag and put them in your freezer for several hours (or overnight again) to kill the odour-causing bacteria.

1. Use Baking Soda.

Use a coffee filter, some baking soda, and a rubber band to make the ultimate odour eliminator.

Place a few tablespoons of baking soda into the centre of a coffee filter and add a couple of drops of essential oils if desired. Twist the filter closed and tie it off with a rubber band, then place one sachet in each shoe overnight to absorb moisture and deodorize the shoes.



Another baking soda option is to make a simple shoe powder by adding a few drops of essential oils to a handful of baking soda. Mix well, pour the powder into the shoes in an even layer, then let them sit overnight. Discard the baking soda in the morning (and use your vacuum if needed to remove any remaining baking soda from the inside of the shoes.)

2. Use Cotton Balls.

Put a few drops of essential oils onto a couple of cotton balls, place them inside the shoes, and leave them overnight. Lemon oil and other citrus scents work well here.



3. Use Sunshine.

If it’s sunny and warm out, place your shoes out in the sun for a few hours. Leaving them in the sun can dry them out and make them less hospitable to odour-causing bacteria.


4. Use Your Freezer.

You can use your freezer to help eliminate shoe odours too. Start by placing them in a sealed ziplock bag, then place the bag in your freezer overnight. The odour-causing bacteria won’t survive the frigid temperatures, making this a simple and effective intervention.

5. Use Lemon Peels.

Place some lemon peels in your shoes overnight. If moisture isn’t an issue, this will help provide a fresh scent to smelly shoes!


6. Use Rubbing Alcohol.

Spray the inside of the shoes with rubbing alcohol. This method will help dry out the sources of odour and hopefully allow you full use of the shoes again.

Not only is rubbing alcohol an antiseptic, but it also evaporates quite quickly. In fact, it evaporates so readily that it helps other forms of moisture like sweat dry out too.



7. Use A Bar Of Soap.

Finally, the last method wanted to mention for removing odour from shoes is to place a bar of soap inside the shoes overnight. The porous soap will help absorb odours and leave behind a fresh, clean scent. (It’s also a great method to try if you have a few spare bars of soap in your cupboard or closet!)