I don’t know about you but I’m that weird person sitting in the passenger seat, kicking my shoes off because i’m more comfortable that way. But every now and then, when I take off my footwear, a very unpleasant smell fills the air. In horror, I quickly throw my shoes back on realizing that it’s my feet. I know I’m no the only one to overwhelmed by the smell of stinky shoes and feet so I thought I’d share 15 stinky shoe solutions with you so you can rid yourself of the unwanted aroma aw well.

15 Smart Solutions for Stinky Shoes

How to Freshen Stinky Shoes

Do your shoes stink up the room after a workout? Put some tea bags in them as soon as you take them off. The tea bags will absorb the odor and leave your shoes smelling fresh.

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via Cosmopolitan

Make your own deodorizer pouches for your shoes. You can reuse the pouches again and again, and you’ll always have sweet-smelling shoes. Winner!

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via The Bold Abode

Make a DIY shoe spray with rubbing alcohol, apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil. This mixture works wonders! Lemon essential oil is a good alternative if you don’t have tea tree oil.

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via Our Peaceful Planet

Mint spray is a natural shoe deodorizer. Every athlete, runner or mom should keep a bottle of shoe spray handy.

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For just a little bit of odor, put a dryer sheet in each shoe overnight. Your shoes will smell laundry fresh in the morning. (Get more dryer sheet tips.)

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via Budget Savvy Diva

Insert a coffee filter into each shoe and fill it with baking powder to get rid of that stench. If it works in your fridge, it’ll work in your shoes, too!

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via Dappered

Fill some socks with kitty litter and stick them in your shoes overnight. You know that’s powerful stuff!

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via LiveStrong

Start saving your orange peels if you have stinky feet. Place them in your shoes for about 24 hours. The peels will absorb odors and leave a fresh citrusy scent behind.

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via Pop Sugar

What’s worse than stinky shoes? Stinky, damp shoes. Eww. Use crumpled up newspaper to absorb the moisture and odor.

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via Heavenly Homemakers

We recommend putting them in a plastic bag first, but putting your shoes in the freezer is a surefire way to get rid of odors. You need to leave them there for a day or two for the cold to kill all the odor-causing bacteria.

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via This is Fashion

Coffee grounds can freshen everything from shoes to garbage disposals! Put the coffee grounds in aluminum foil first before adding them to your shoes. You don’t want a wet, mushy mess on your hands (or feet).

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via Women Daily Magazine

Put a bar of soap in each shoe to get rid of foot funk. It’s also a great way to freshen drawers and closets.

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via Live Well Network

Natural Bamboo Charcoal Shoe Deodorizers work well in gym bags, diaper pails and lockers as well as shoes. The activated charcoal absorbs foul odors, and these bags are reusable.

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Did you know you could put your shoes in the dishwasher? Yep, it’s true. (More Things You Can Put in the Dishwasher)

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via Curious

And if all else fails, toss your shoes in a mesh bag or pillowcase, and put them in the washing machine. (Get more laundry hacks here.)

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via Wikihow

Don’t let stinky shoes and feet catch you off guard anymore by taking preventative measures. Even something as simple as a dryer sheet can make a huge difference. Which tricks do you need to try?

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