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8 Ways to Remove Refrigerator Odors

Troubled by the funky smell coming from your ref? Let these handy hints do the trick


To keep the refrigerator in tip-top shape, it is essential that it is kept clean and organized. Avoiding spills and wiping away dirt are just come of the ways to keep it in mint condition. However, there are instances when it smells like garlic or spoiled food. To prevent this, here are give easy tips to guide you.

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Keep these tips in mind:
  • Always check if your food is about to spoil. Make sure that you discard old food items ASAP.

RL Tip: Add labels with dates on food items that spoil easily to help you track and see if you need to buy extra supplies.

  • Clean your refrigerator using a homemade baking soda mixture to prevent odor. Baking soda is a great deodorizer for the home. If the odor persists, sprinkle some baking soda in a pan then leave it inside the refrigerator for a day. 
  • Use charcoal to eliminate the odors. Charcoal is a non-toxic deodorizer that works well in removing musky smells and cooking odors. 

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  • Utilize airtight containers, like plastic lunch boxes or glass mason jars. Avoid keeping food in cardboard boxes or tissue as it may cause unwanted spills. 
  • Make sure you set your refrigerator’s temperature accordingly. If the temperature is high, it might cause food to spoil easily.
  • Soak a piece of cotton in vanilla or citrus, and place it inside your refrigerator. This gives it a natural, fresh scent.
  • Mix water, vinegar, and lemon juice/orange juice and leave it inside the fridge overnight. Vinegar is a great homemade solution that can help lessen your refrigerator’s odor.

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