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The Most Useful Homemade Deodorants For Terrible Smells

Published 6 years ago

I’m sure that most of you had your home smelling bad at least a dozen times. Smelly shoes, preparing a fish, smelly microwave, etc. all of those are just a part of the reasons to have a smelly house. The truth is that sometimes a regular cleaning is not enough to remove those unpleasant smells. A thorough house cleaning is a good way to bring the freshness to your home. Or, I will make a short list of tips and ideas how to make yourself a homemade deodorant for dealing with the bad odours in your home.

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1. Stinky Trash

Wash with hot soapy water the outdoor and indoor trash cans to remove smelly bits and debris. Leave a couple of used fabric softener sheets on the bottom of your kitchen trash to absorb odours.

2. Smelly Microwave

Often, the microwave has a stench that is really hard to get rid of because of its frequent use. A good way to handle the bad smells is to fill up a bowl with water and add some three or four chopped lemons with a fragrant spice like cloves. Bring this mix to boil, and leave it to steam for 15 minutes. Leave the door ajar for half an hour to air the microwave out. I’ve learned this trick from professional cleaners. I regularly use a local cleaning company in Melbourne and because of that I found new tricks that help me when I do my housekeeping chores.

3. The Toilet

When this frequently used bathroom texture needs deodorizing pour 1 cup of household vinegar into a bowl and let it stand for at least 15 minutes. Scrub the toilet and flush.

4. Food Storage Containers

The best way to remove the nasty smell is to soak the plastic containers in hot water and baking soda overnight. That curry smell is tough nut, huh?

5. Smelly Pet

If you’re about to have a visit from friends, but you’re precious pet doesn’t smell so good, the best thing you can do is to sprinkle a little bit of baking soda on its fur, rub it and then brush out.

6. Musty Clothes

You can spritz garments with some vodka. (Only for cleaning!) Straight vodka kills bacteria, but it doesn’t leave a smell. Hang clothes to dry in a well-vented area.

7. Cigarette Smoke

This could take days, especially if you are a non-smoker and had a visit from smokers. Leave the peelings from oranges around the house, until they shrivel. Of course, the best option is to sprinkle baking soda and later vacuumed it, as you probably already have noticed baking soda is the probably one of the ultimate options for absorbing odours.

8. Refrigerator Odours

You can easily handle that by dipping some lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge and leave it in the fridge for couple of hours.

9. A burnt-on Food Spill

If food from a casserole dish bubbles over onto the stovetop or oven floor, sprinkle salt on the drips to absorb the burned smell. That way not only the smell is absorbed but it’s easier to be cleaned afterwards.

10. Vacuuming

Sometimes, when vacuuming an unpleasant smell might stay in the room. To make sure that doesn’t happen you can saturate a cotton ball with your fragrance and drop it in your vacuum cleaner bag. Now, the scent will be gently permeating the room.

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