There’s an invisible force in your home that you have to constantly battle – bad odor! Regardless if it’s wreaking havoc to your closet, refrigerator or basement, the fact remains that nothing about it is pleasing to the nose.
Luckily, you don’t have to shell out huge sums of money for deodorizers because many of the things you can readily find in the kitchen can actually combat bad odor effectively and safely. So if you’re ready to deal damage to those malodorous foes, continue reading to know some of the things that can make the home smell fresher and cleaner.
• If vanilla extract can make all sorts of baked goodies smell like heaven, just think what it can do to your home!
• Your fridge tends to smell awful even if the source of the stench has long been taken out. If the unpleasant odor refuses to go away after cleaning the fridge, simply wipe the interiors with a little vanilla extract.
• For an all-around deodorizer, grab a cotton ball. Place a couple of drops of vanilla extract on it and put it on a small plate. Stash this DIY deodorizer inside a cabinet or drawer to keep the area smelling yummy.
• Fill the room with lip-smacking vanilla scent by smearing a drop of two of vanilla extract on a light bulb and turning it on.
• One of the simplest and most cost-effective deodorizers for the home is baking soda.
• Keep your fridge free of bad odor all the time simply by opening a small box of baking soda and stashing it at the backmost part. Baking soda is very good at absorbing odor-causing molecules.
• Because of where it is placed, your carpet is prone to collecting and giving off terrible odors! Deodorize high-traffic areas as well as spots where your pets like to stay with baking soda. Sprinkle a generous amount of it on the source of the unpleasant smell. After 30 minutes or so, vacuum clean.
• Is your furry pal’s litter box making your home stink? Deal with the problem pronto simply by sprinkling baking soda into the litter box.
• The citrus-y smell of lemons or oranges makes these vitamin C-packed fruits excellent air fresheners.
• Give your bathroom a fresher and cleaner smell with either lemon or orange. Cut the fruit of your choice in half. Place the halves on a small plate with the cut side up. Leave the plate in the bathroom you wish to deodorize.
• Does your garbage disposal smells like, uh, garbage? Simply pour hot water into it followed by lemon or orange peels. Turn on the switch and bid bad odor goodbye as it goes down the drain.
• Deodorize and disinfect your wooden or cutting boards simply by scrubbing them with a sponge soaked in lemon juice. Do this after the usual cleaning with soap and water.
• Just because white vinegar smells sour doesn’t mean it’s not good at making your home smell nice.
• Allow white vinegar to zap that terrible smell emanating from your dishwasher in a snap. Pour a liter of white vinegar in the bottom of the machine. After an hour or so, run a full cycle. Bad odor’s gone.
• Does the freezer still reek even after the source is long gone? Get rid of the smell by wiping the interiors with a rag dampened with equal parts of white vinegar and water.
• Who needs a commercially available toilet deodorizer when you have a bottle of white vinegar sitting in the kitchen? Simply pour a cup of white vinegar into the toilet. After 5 minutes or so, scrub with a toilet bowl brush and flush.
• If you love brewed coffee, you will surely love how coffee grounds can effectively deal with bad odor.
• Stash dry coffee grounds (fresh or used) inside a clean sock and tie the loose end. Place this DIY deodorizer inside the freezer, fridge, cabinet or any other enclosed space you wish to fill with the perky aroma of coffee.
• Place coffee grounds in a small bowl and leave it in one corner of your kitchen to keep unwelcome odors at bay.
Do you know other foolproof ways to deodorize your home with common household products or items? Share how you keep your home smelling fresher and cleaner all the time!