Mysterious Smell

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  1. PinkCupcake

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    I have an insulated Thirty-One lunch bag that now has a funky smell. A few days ago I had a spill which I thought I cleaned up thoroughly. Now it's got this weird stale/musky food smell I can't seem to get rid of. I was thinking maybe some baking soda. Any ideas on what I can do?
     
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    Febreze?
     
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    Hang it outside over the weekend to air out!!!
     
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    I sell Thirty-One.
    I have ran my Thermal Tote through the dishwasher on the top rack. Just make sure the heated dry is turned off.

    I know this question has been discussed amongst my team a few times. Some other solutions I've heard- inside out through the washing machine, baking soda, vinegar, Clorox wipes, dryer sheets, and something about charcoal.
     
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    Vinegar is my cure-all. But, of course, you run the risk of making it smell like vinegar.

    I've heard coffee grounds absorb smells. Maybe put some grounds in it, close it loosely, and leave it for a while?
     
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    I tried Clorox wipes, but still no success. Thanks for the suggestions.
     
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    I would do the ol' vinegar/baking soda volcano in it, and let it sit for a while.
     

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