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6 Easy Ways to Deodorize Your House

Neutralize odors safely with these quick hacks

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It's quite inevitable to rid the home of unwanted odors. With the garbage cans, pet litter, and smells coming from the kitchen—there are different scents we encounter on a daily basis. While we can turn to air fresheners to solve the problem, there are instances when a few sprays aren't enough. Here are easy and healthier ways you can banish funky odors at home:

1. Identify and get rid of the source

Nip the problem in the bud with a few tasks that you can add to your daily routine. Start by keeping the trash can outside or by your dirty kitchen. Make sure you give your pets a bath regularly and that you clean the fridge weekly. It's also important that you check the air vents and wall outlets for possible causes of unwanted odors.

2. Craft your own DIY freshener

truth be told, the house has its own smell. It's a combination of the scents of people who live there, the food you cook, and even the perfume you use. Neutralize the smell by crafting your own scent diffuser. Mix a part of cheap vodka with three parts water and 15 to 20 drops of essential oil. Transfer your solution into pretty bottles and distribute these into the different areas at home. These wonders can help soak up the bad smell until it evaporates completely. 

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3. Let fresh air into your space

Open your windows and let your space breathe. Aside from being the easiest way to get rid of odors, it also avoids a kulob smell that can make your space feel cramped.

4. Manage your laundry

Given our daily must-dos, we often do the laundry during weekends. However, used clothes, workout pieces, and those that have been in the hamper for days can cause funky smells. Say bye bye to these odors by adding a cup of baking soda and vinegar to your usual cycle. When washing beddings and linens, make sure you hang them outside to air dry.

5. Clean your T&B regularly

No one enjoys using a dirty and smelly bathroom. A few T&B cleaning tips can help you get the job done in less than hour. You can also get rid of odors by creating an all-natural spray. Simply combine water, vinegar, baking soda, and your chosen essential oils in a bottle, mix these well, and spray away! 

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6. Opt for regular pet grooming

Your furry friends can leave a lasting scent in pillows, sheets, and rugs. Aside from regularly bringing them to a pet salon for grooming, it's also important that you clean your soft furnishings. Sprinkle baking soda onto your rugs then vacuum each thoroughly. The baking soda neutralizes the, while vacuuming can help remove fur, dust, and other small particles.

Main photo from: @niengen on Instagram

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