Why should you keep a jar of rice in your wardrobe?

Rice is not only a familiar food for every family but also has many useful uses in life that few people know about.


Rice can absorb moisture very well and can also act as an air freshener. So, if your house has damp spots or simply your wardrobe is not dry and fresh, you can apply the following handy trick.

Why should you keep a jar of rice in the wardrobe?

Clothes that are not completely dry when stored in the wardrobe can cause unpleasant odors and make them prone to mold. In this case, place a small bag of rice inside the wardrobe because rice can absorb moisture in the wardrobe very well. In addition, you can add a few drops of essential oil to the rice, your wardrobe will quickly dry and have a pleasant light scent that will satisfy you.

Why should you keep a jar of rice in the wardrobe?

The steps are as follows:

– Prepare about two tablespoons of rice to put into a small jar (that has been dried and cleaned), then add 10 to 20 drops of your favorite scented essential oil into the jar of rice.

– Next, cover the mouth of the jar with a piece of breathable fabric, tie it around the neck of the jar with an elastic band (or use a lid if there are small breathable holes).

– Shake the rice and essential oil mixture well. At this point, you can place the jar of rice in a corner of the wardrobe, or any space you want. The scent of the essential oil will diffuse and make the space more wonderful. Your wardrobe will always have a pleasant, lingering scent without the need to use any harmful perfume or air freshener.

After using for a period of time, when you no longer smell the scent of the essential oil from the rice, you can remove the jar and replace it with a new one.

In addition, there are some other odor-removing tips for the wardrobe that you can try, such as:

Use old newspapers to remove odors from the wardrobe

If you have unused old newspapers at home, you can roll them up and stuff them inside the sleeves, armpits, or cuffs of your clothes… Leave them like that for about 4 hours or overnight, and the musty odor of the clothes will be completely eliminated.

Use coffee grounds to remove odors from clothes

You can use dried coffee grounds and put them in a clean fabric bag and then place it in the wardrobe. Coffee will absorb moisture and remove unpleasant odors from the wardrobe, while also repelling insects such as ants, termites, cockroaches…

Use baking soda to remove the musty odor from the wardrobe

You can sprinkle baking soda on clothes to remove musty odors. After a few hours, shake off the powder from the clothes and see the result.

According to VTC.vn