One way to deodorize shoes is to coat the insides with baking powder and place them in the freezer (inside a sealed bag) for at least 8 hours. As a base, baking soda neutralizes bad odors, which are often acidic. The freezer kills the bacteria that are creating the smell, so even if you do not have any baking soda, the freezer can help prevent odors.Continue Reading
If you don't want to coat the inside of the boot with baking soda, you can place it in a cup, paper towel, or coffee filter, and it still absorbs odors. Another way to make boots smell better is to use items that both absorb the smell and add a fresh scent.
For instance, you can leave orange peels in the boots overnight or dab a bit of vanilla on a piece of balled-up newspaper to leave in each shoe. The newspaper absorbs smells even without an added scent. Kitty litter can also absorb bad smells; most commercial litters are designed to neutralize odors to keep them from infiltrating your house.
Another solution is to use cheap vodka or rubbing alcohol. Lightly coat the inside of the boots with the alcohol by using a spray bottle. Like the freezer, the alcohol helps to kill the bacteria causing the smell.Learn more about Shoes
One of the best home remedies to stretch out a pair of shoes is to fill a watertight bag with water, place it snugly inside the shoe and put the shoe and bag into the freezer until the water is solid. Since water expands as it freezes, the shoe is gently stretched out during the process.Full Answer >
To freeze pomegranate seeds, spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet, put them in the freezer for several hours, and then transfer the frozen seeds to a freezer bag. Press firmly on the bag to remove excess air, seal it, and store it in the freezer.Full Answer >
To freeze shredded cheddar cheese, toss the cheese in some corn starch, place it in heavy-duty aluminum foil or a freezer bag, extract the air from the bag, and place it in the freezer. Cheddar cheese keeps for 3 to 6 months when frozen.Full Answer >
To make oregano oil, place fresh oregano leaves in a plastic freezer bag and pound them with a meat mallet to help release their oils. Add warm olive or grapeseed oil and squeeze gently for a couple of minutes. Pour the mixture into a glass jar and store in a cool area for two weeks, then strain the leaves from the oil before using.Full Answer >