Art of the Home Tip – save your Sunday newspaper (only the black and white pages). Crumple up enough pages of newspaper to fill up the suitcases or drawers, close it up, and check back a few days later. The newspaper ink (which contains charcoal) will absorb the smell so the odor is basically transfered to the newspaper, it’s quite amazing. You can repeat the process if the smell is not completely gone. This tip also works for smelly food containers, trash bins and even your fridge.
Art of the Home Suggestion – after you remove the musty odors, leave a lavender sachet (sachet de lavande) inside your suitcase, drawers or closets. You will find those in many armoires and linen closets all over France. It adds a lovely scent and repels moths as well.