Do you have smelly closets that stink? Maybe they smell like foot odor from your shoes or even something worse. Do you clean out your closets in the spring and winter? Maybe you have a lot of clothes piled on the closet floor and somewhere in that pile is something that smells bad. Perhaps you have piles of dirty clothes on the floor of your closets?
Maybe you have some old clothes in there that have mildew or some other mold like substance that is growing on them. Is there a dead bug or bugs somewhere in your closet. Maybe you have termites or something else alive in your closet!
Your first step with closets that smell should be to clear everything out and evaluate the situation. You might have the best closet design ideas in the world or the best colset ideas for a great closet but if your closets smell, everything is lost. Once you clear out your closet, you need to figure out whether the odor is coming from something that was in your closet or the closet itself.
You need to separate your clothes and wash them if you are unsure where the closet smell is coming from. Depending on how bad the closet odor is, you might even have to wait a day after everything is out of the closet and then go back to see if the smell remains. If your closets still smell bad, it looks like the bad odor is originating from somewhere in the closet.
Is the bad smell on or under the closet carpet or coming from the closet walls? This may be a little hard to determine but if it comes from the floor or the rug, you will have to replace the closet carpet. If it is coming from the walls itself, you will have to determine what the problem is and you might have to hire a professional for that. Another source of the smell could be the light in the closet if you have one. Is there a dead bug trapped in the light?