Artificial Christmas trees can become extra dirty and dull when they are stored away for a very long time.
But not to worry, there are simple ways they can be freshened. Artificial Christmas trees are made of synthetic materials and due to lack of sunlight and air, it is certain to get a musty moldy smell over time.
Cleaning artificial Christmas trees is not a difficult task, although it does require some extra time hence it’s best to have them cleaned before the holiday, so you can have enough time to decorate them. A good cleaning will go a long way in making your decoration look a lot better.
There are lots of advantages to getting rid of the musty smell on an artificial Christmas tree before decorating. While real trees are just as efficient for the holiday, artificial ones are known to last long though.
How To Get Rid Of A Musty Smell On An Artificial Christmas Tree
The fastest way to freshen your artificial Christmas tree and get rid of the musty smell is to air it out on your front porch for a few days after bringing it out of storage. There are also artificial Christmas tree scents that are specifically made to get rid of musty smells and make your tree smell nice.
Vinegar is also a great natural cleaner hence it can be used to rid your artificial Christmas tree of that musty smell. You can add essentials such as cinnamon leaf essential oil, clove essential oil, or Siberian fir essential oil. Any of this oil with vinegar can freshen your tree.
Here is how to get rid of the musty smell on an artificial Christmas tree with DIY Spray.
- Combine water and vinegar together in a spray bottle of your choice, preferably 16 ounces
- Add essential oil and shake well
- Spray this lightly and evenly on your artificial christmas tree.
The DIY spray not only works for the artificial Christmas trees but it can be used as a multi-purpose cleaner as well. It is easy for items stored in the basement to get a musty smell since there is no air coming in but to prevent this, place bowls of baking soda around the basement. It absorbs the odor.
Does Febreze get rid of the musty smell?
Febreze fabric sprays are designed to refresh all kinds of fabric hence they can be used to eliminate the musty smell on artificial Christmas trees. However, this might only eliminate the smell for a short while so, best to spray with a Christmas tree scent.
Where is the best place to store artificial Christmas trees?
Storage place is an important thing to consider if you want to prevent a musty smell from your artificial Christmas tree. Artificial Christmas trees can be stored in the garage, shed, or basement but ensure it is stored in a cool dry location to prevent a musty odor, and storing the tree with baking soda or unused coffee ground can also prevent any weird odor.
Artificial Christmas tree is easy to clean, but the musty smell is likely to remain after cleaning.
Hence, you need to take precautionary measures such as storing it in a cool dry place or placing a container of baking soda in the tree to help retain its fresh scent.
A well-clean fresh tree makes all the difference in the finished look of your tree.