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When summer time rolls around we tend to pull our sneakers out and be more active. This causes stinky shoes more often and up until this point not many solutions. Thankfully with an old tea bag you can actually remove that smell and get some extra use out of the tea bag after using it already. The process is very simple and you can use other items to deodorize your stinky tennis shoes to remove that bad smell as well.

Here’s how it works:

You simply take the tea bags after using them for tea, dry them out then put them near the toes on the sole of the shoe. This works great in tennis shoes or any shoe that absorbs moisture that has a bad smell. Try it out! You can also take any peel from a citrus fruit such as an orange, grapefruit, lime or lemon and put that peel in the shoe as well and leave it in overnight. Take it out in the morning and see how that changes the smell of your shoe.

You can also cut up onions and put them in your shoes overnight. Onions do an an incredible job at absorbing odd smells and with enough cut up onions you can reduce the bad smell in your tennis shoes. These are all great ideas to naturally and cheaply remove that bad smell and deodorize your shoes. You can even use a few of them in a combination with others as well.

You can also sprinkle a few spoonfuls in a bowl with a few drops of your favorite smelling essential oil, take this paste mix and put it on the sole in the inside of your shoes for 24 hours then simply take your sole out and shake the baking soda off. This is a great way to deodorize and remove bad smells as well.

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