Thursday, June 19, 2008

Housekeeping Tips?

I went to Target today and bought some Rubbermaid containers, like this. They are perfect for what I want to use them for. However they have a yukky smell...kind of like plastic mothballs.
I washed them with dish soap, then I filled them with water and a little bleach, hoping the smell would disappear. Still there. Now they are sitting outside, airing out. Has anyone else had this problem, or did I just get a bad batch?

5 comments:

Hannah said...

Yuck! I have actually had some smell like that too. I wonder why...

Bev said...

try putting an unused dryer sheet inside for a day -- it works for taking the smell out of a lot of things!

heed said...

Vinegar or baking soda. It seems like every time I'm stumped, vinegar or baking soda is the time tested solution. Good luck.

Connie said...

I hate to say it but I think those things not only stink, I think they are toxic. I had some in a closed up closet. When I open the door, I get a bad feeling all over from the smell.

They are good for a storeroom, not in a place where people are living and breathing.

Ink Poison said...

I love that smell! :)