View Full Version : "saving" old manuals

04-23-2004, 01:42 PM
First of all, I'm not an expert by any means but.... After finding an early and rather rare manual for an old motorcycle, I was miffed that my wife objected to it's mildew smell. It had gotten wet and strange things were growing in it. Placing it in a zip-lock bag,in went some paper towel with clove oil. After a month or so, the manual smells much better and is no longer unwanted in the living room. This might not be a good idea for a valuable book, but it sure helped with this manual.

04-23-2004, 05:51 PM
Baking Soda works great too as well as those powders that you are supposed to put on stinky carpet to freshen up the room smell, put them in the plastic bag or in a stinky car and Viola, Flowers for spring freshness (and not the dental office smell) Thanks great idea, good luck Fred

04-24-2004, 10:02 AM
Putting documents (magazines, books, or whatever) in ziploc bags, to keep the air away from them, is a good idea for long-term storage in general.