I love vintage clothing, but hate that all too common moth smell that plagues some of the finest vintage clothes. I have passed on some amazing gowns, because I couldn't get over the smell.
My sister told me the following trick to get rid of the smell and I was elated to discover that it actually works. It very simple and safe. Here is what you do:
- Grind a cup or two of coffee beans.
- Add the fresh grounds into an open plastic bag.
- Hang the item in a garment bag with the the open coffee bag and let it sit for at least a week.
The smell will be gone! Thanks Coffee for being even more amazing than I thought possible.