We do our best to keep our homes fresh and clean, but sometimes this is not possible. Smells in the kitchen, bathrooms, pets and other areas of the house can sometimes get out of control. When this happens, the following methods can help.
- Baking soda
Baking soda is a great product for removing odors. You can put an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator or sprinkle it on carpets and upholstered furniture (and then vacuum it) to remove odors.
- Tea bags
To eliminate odors in closets, drawers and stained floors, simply hang a few tea bags. They are great for absorbing and neutralizing odors.
- Clean moldy furniture
If your furniture is old and moldy, you can easily get rid of it with a few simple steps. Simply make a solution of equal parts water and vinegar and wipe the drawers and surfaces with a cloth.
- Essential Oil Spray
If you make your own, there is no need to buy air freshener. Simply mix a few drops of your favorite essential oil and water in a spray bottle and spray around the house.
- Pourer cubes
If you are concerned about the smell of your food waste disposal, make ice cubes with vinegar and lemon slices and put them in your garbage disposal. As the ice cubes are crushed, it will clean the system and neutralize the odor.
- Purifying plants.
Many types of houseplants can purify the air and make it smell fresher and cleaner. These plants include peace lilies, ferns and weeping cherry blossoms.
- Crock pots.
Did you know that crock pots are great for absorbing bad odors? All you need is baking soda and water.
- DIY air freshener.
Instead of continuing to buy air fresheners, you can make your own using a few basic ingredients – here’s a tutorial on how to make DIY air fresheners using Downy Unstoppables.
No one likes to talk about household odors, but it’s really important to deal with them. Animal, food and moldy smells can linger in a room, making it hard to leave, like you’re an uninvited guest. To make matters worse, many people use air fresheners to deal with them, but air fresheners only mask the smell, they don’t eradicate it. Instead of plugging deodorant into a wall outlet or lighting scented candles, use household products such as baking soda, distilled white vinegar, coffee grounds, vanilla extract and lemon to eliminate odors for good. Here are six natural solutions to the most common odor problems in the home
Spills and trash can make outdoor and kitchen trash cans smell bad. To make your trash cans look new, start by washing them inside and out with warm soapy water to rinse them out and dry them thoroughly. To prevent odors, try the following Sprinkle scented kitty litter on the bottom of the bin or place a few pieces of citrus peel, such as lemons or oranges, on the bottom of the bin before placing the bags in the bin. Also, sprinkling baking soda or unused coffee grounds on the bottom of the litter can neutralize the smell. Instead of sprinkling baking soda in the bottom of the trash can, you can make a small bag by putting half a cup of baking soda in a paper coffee filter, sealing it with a rubber band or tie, and placing it in the bottom of the trash can. Just remember to replace it every month.