For odors that are lingering you can use a few of these ‘tricks’ to absorb odors. Put activated charcoal or baking soda in a closet or container with a fabric that has an odor. Place a large bowl of vinegar in the closet or container with the fabric that has an odor. The odor will be absorbed. Adding vinegar, baking soda, or bleach (when the fabric tag says you can) to clothing or garments will help rid fabrics of odors.