There’s nothing worse than walking into a house that’s sparkling clean and immaculate…just to have a nasty smell lingering in the air. And it’s especially bad if that house is yours. Here are some great ways to get rid of those common odors that always seem to want to linger.
Whether it’s cigarette smoke (from you or your guests) or a grill or oven that got a little too hot, there’s an easy solution to get rid of that odor. Just use vinegar! You can either soak a rag in vinegar and swing it around the room, which deodorizes rather quickly, or you can put vinegar in a bowl and leave it overnight. The latter usually does the trick better and then you can just toss the vinegar!
While fish can be tasty, it’s never a fun odor to have lingering in your kitchen and house. Mix baking soda and water together and then put slices of lemon in it. Leave the mixture in the kitchen overnight and, the next day, your home should be fish free and have a clean lemony after scent!
This can be one of the worst smells to have in the house but also one of the most common. There are lots of ways to take care if it, however, so don’t worry too much. An easy way to deal with this odor is by stinking fabric softener sheets at the bottom of the can.
Opening the freezer to be greeted with that unfriendly musty smell is never a fun experience. To help combat that odor, fill a dry sock with coffee grounds and leave it in the freezer for a few days. The coffee grounds should absorb the musty smell and help deodorize!
If every time you open your dishwasher a not-so-clean smell greets you, then try this solution. With the dishwasher empty, put lemon Kool-Aid into the detergent spot and run the dishwasher. The lemon mixture has chemicals that both cleans your dishwasher and makes it smell a whole lot better!
Whether it’s the tub, the toilet, or something else, bathrooms often harbor lots of stinky odors. A decorative way to deal with this is by filling a jar with cotton balls and then dousing them in oils like lavender and lemon. The cotton balls are good decoration but they also help deodorize!
If you have pets or kids that make your carpet smell a little funky, or if your carpet just hasn’t been cleaned in a while, then try this odor buster! Sprinkle baking soda on the carpet and let it sit for about thirty minutes. Then, just vacuum it up and it should smell a whole lot better!