Throw Smelly Shoes In The Freezer To Freshen Them

It's always possible to keep your shoes smelling like the day you bought them. If your shoes are starting to give your nose a double take, how-to site eHow suggests putting them in the freezer to kill the smell.

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We're not suggesting to throw your dirty shoes into the freezer without any kind of barrier, though. Put the shoes in a plastic zip-lock bag, and put the shoes in overnight to kill the smell. Web site eHow explains that the freezer temperatures in the fridge kills the odour-causing bacteria.

Sure, you can sprinkle cat litter or baking powder in your shoes to deodorise them, but those methods require a possible trip to the market (or a cat). The freezer method is another free and easy alternative to get your shoes smelling fresh again.

Got any cool home tricks and hacks? Let us know below!

How to Freshen Smelly Shoes [Example via Blah]


    Treat the feet first, that smell might be coming from your shoes but it's your feet causing the problem.

    Whatever happened to WASHING your sneakers to get rid of the bacteria causing them to smell? (Bet they were driving barefoot too) Putting them in the freezer may work, but why would you want to?

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