How to get rid of bad odors in your house? Bad smells, foul odors, and unpleasant smells … yuck. Odor problems lurk everywhere and we want to get rid of them as soon as possible. There are some simple steps to tackle those unwanted scents. I’m sharing the best way to remove odors around your home with some unique odor eliminators.
Let’s start in our kitchen, this is probably the biggest source of poor indoor air quality – smells from cooking, trash cans, garbage disposals, etc. Even after a thorough cleaning, you can be left with unpleasant odors because the problem areas may not be part of your cleaning regimen on a regular basis.
How To Remove Odors Around Your Home
A Quick Fix for Microwave Odor-
To clean and deodorize your microwave, make a solution of water and lemon juice.
Place it in your microwave and run for 5 minutes. Your microwave will have the fresh scent of lemon and will be easy to wipe out from the steam created.
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General Kitchen Odors-
A good way to get rid of offensive odors in the kitchen is to use natural remedies. Cut an orange, add cinnamon sticks, and water to a small slow cooker. Plug in and let it simmer all day to fill your kitchen with pleasant smells. Make sure to check the water level occasionally as the water will cook out and you might need to add more.
Dishwasher odor removal –
Before washing your dishes, flip one of the dirty glasses upside down and add a cup of white vinegar.
Place it on the top rack. Close and run your dishwasher as usual. Your dishwasher will come out smelling clean and the vinegar also acts as a spot remover.
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Smelly Garbage Disposal –
The best option to rid your garbage disposal of that funky smell with citrus or citrus peels. Cut up any citrus fruits of your choice – I’m using an orange from the simmering slow cooker from above – and place in your garbage disposal. Run the water and turn your garbage disposal on. Your garbage disposal will be smelling fresh in no time.
Trash Can Odor –
When putting in a fresh bag, add a little baking soda to the bottom to eat up those strong odors in your garbage can.
Musty Furniture odor –
Often furniture can develop a musty smell, especially a piece that is closed. Clean the furniture with a 1:10 ratio of vinegar to the water.
After that dries, for the best result, place an open box of baking soda with the furniture to continue to absorb any lingering odor.
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Room Freshener to remove odors –
Add a couple of drops of essential oil on a light bulb when it’s off and let it dry completely.
When you turn on the light it will warm the essential oils and freshen the room.
Remove Odors Room Freshening Spray –
So many commercial air fresheners have a strong, unnatural scent. Fill a spray bottle with water and add a little baking vanilla extract to the bottle.
Use the spray in your rooms to give them a fresh vanilla smell.
Odors that offend inside your home:
- mildew smells or musty odor
- kitty litter
- water damage help mold growth which can cause odors
- tobacco smoke and the smell of smoke from the kitchen
- pet odors and pet urine
- body odor
- fecal matter
- food particles and food spills
Ways to keep clean air and odor free:
- Buy an air purifier
- Use coffee grounds in your garbage to mask odors
- Find the source of the odor and get rid of it
- Open the windows and let fresh air in
- Use the exhaust fan in the kitchen while cooking, in bathrooms, and the laundry room
- Use baking soda or carpet cleaner to help rid of odors
- Use a good disinfecting spray to fight stubborn smells
- Use dryer sheets to get rid of odors
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