Use old newspapers, scrunched up, to eliminate odors! Put them in your shoes or boots, overnight. Put them in your washing machine, when not in use. In your refrigerator drawers or even shelves, if you need to get rid of a bad odor. Children who play brass instruments will appreciate this tip for their instrument cases! Also, you may need it for auto trunks or vans after a big rain. The newspaper will absorb all the moisture and avoid the mildewy smell from settling into your carpets and upholstering.