New storage bags frequently have a strong plastic odor that can seep into clothing and fabric. If you don’t want your winter blankets or summertime shirts to smell like vinyl next season, you are able to air out, scrub away or absorb the chemical odor. Because you may need to try more than one method to remove the foul smell, purchase storage bags several days before you want to pack them.
Fill the bag with 2 to 3 inches of cold water and add a squirt of dishwashing liquid. Scrub the whole container using the suds with a soft sponge and let it sit down for half an hour. Empty the soapy water and rinse with cold water.
Saturate a soft sponge with white vinegar and bathe the bag, including the lid.
Place the container outdoors with the lid off. Leave it outdoors in a sunny place for a day or 2 to provide the odor moment to dissipate.
Crumple enough paper to fill the bag. Stuff it full, set the lid on, and leave it sealed for a day or 2.
Open a massive box of baking soda and place it inside the bag. As an alternative, use an activated charcoal filter. Replace the lid and leave the bag sealed for a day or 2.