Want to keep nasty smells out of your cupboards, car boot or other closed location? Lifehacker reader Jean-Pierre has a simple recommendation: fabric softener.
Here's the concept in his own words:
Buy a concentrated package of fabric softener and use in place of regular air freshener. The fragrance will diffuse through the plastic and last a lot longer. I have one in the boot of my car and one in my shoe cupboard and it smells great and not overpowering. When the fragrance starts to lessen you can always use it as it was intended to be used!
This is a similar principal to the notion we've discussed previously of storing soap in your linen cupboard. Fabric softener will offer a stronger smell, though you will need to take care not to break the packaging accidentally. Thanks Jean-Pierre!