It happens to us all from time to time and even more so if we have pets and children. We scrub, vacuum, and wipe down surfaces, yet still, there seems to be a lingering odor in the air.
The problem is no matter how clean your home is, if there is a nasty lingering smell, it will annoy you and be noticeable to visitors too. It can make you feel your home isn’t as clean as it is.
So no matter where your odor is, here are some quick tips to blitz that whiff.
It might be surprising that most people don’t clean their fridges out regularly. And with the big mix of food that we tend to store in our refrigerator, odors can hang around.
You can solve this problem by putting a new box of baking soda in the fridge or your freezer and changing it out every couple of weeks.
Baking soda will soak up all unwanted smells, although you must give the refrigerator and freezer a good clean at least once a month.
If you tend to store food with a pungent smell like old cheeses, try to double wrap them.
The carpet is one of the biggest culprits for holding onto odors. The top layer over your carpet might look clean but underneath can be hiding lots of grime and dirt. Even if you hoover regularly, this can still occur.
Doing a proper professional standard carpet cleaning is a lot of hard work, and most of us don’t have the correct machinery to do it. Find local carpet cleaners and get a quote and how much it would take to have your carpets looking brand new. Between carpet cleanings, you can use deodorizers like Peruvian flake to absorb bad smells, and even household ingredients like baking soda will do the trick to keep smells at bay.
We all know that black bags filled with household rubbish tend to have a little bit of a smell to them, but it is not just about what you put in the trash. Your garbage can smell and soak up all of those stinky odors. Like the refrigerator trick, you can add some baking soda into the bottom of your garbage can.
At least once a month, give the inside and the lid of these a good clean with a disinfectant spray.
We want to add any harsh chemicals onto our beds, and we certainly shouldn’t do that to pet beds either. It is important to wash any soft bedding at least once every three to 4 weeks, depending on how often your pet sheds its fur.
If the soft bedding is placed inside a plastic animal bed, is it a good idea to rinse these down at least once a week to get rid of any slobber and dander.
Most of the time, the bicarbonate of soda is your best friend when getting rid of smells commonly found around the home.
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