Is the forecast calling for a hot, dry, sunshine-filled day? Use the opportunity to harness the natural deodorizing properties of sunlight and give your hard-to-clean items a freshening up! Sunlight contains ultraviolet light, which can destroy the DNA of odor-causing bacteria. Letting things like pillows, blankets, towels and even clothes lie out in the sun for a few hours can help clean them. The key thing is to make sure it’s a very dry day. Humidity in the air can actually worsen the problem, as bacteria loves a moist environment.
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