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Natural Air Fresheners - How to Make Your House Smell Good

Here are ways to make your house smell good and fresh all day long:

  • Keep windows open to allow fresh air to circulate. If possible, allow cross ventilation in your home by opening windows facing each other.
  • moldy smells are cause by moisture in soft fabric and surfaces. Keep fabrics such as cushions and pillows drNatural Odor Neutralizer-Charcoal Odor Absorbery by airing them in the sun. Keep wooden shelves dry. A major culprit in the kitchen is the shelf under the sink. keep it dry at all times by making sure the bottle trap does not leak.
  • A container full of charcoal placed in every room in the house absorbs all odors, as does a container of bicarbonate of soda.
  • When frying fish, a few slices of an apple placed in the pan while cooking will hold down the fishy cooking odor and prevent if from spreading around the house.
  • If you have enough living room space, consider having indoor plants. They absorb carbon dioxide and keep the house cool and fresh.
  • Remove stale food from the refrigerator, and keep it clean and odor free by placing a small container with bicarbonate of soda at the back of the fridge.
  • Use white vinegar to clean floors and surfaces, as it is a natural odor neutralizer.
  • Keep drains clean and pump away any stagnant water often. Pour some household bleach and hot water down the drains to remove sewage smell.
  • A damp carpet causes odor. keep carpets dry at all times by airing them out in the sun. Also, keep shoes fresh by stuffing them with newspaper after cleaning. this helps to absorb bad smell.
  • Use pine-scented cleaning agents or burn scented candles to clean the house. This fragrance imparts a clean, disinfectant smell without causing nausea.
  • To remove urine smells from the toilet a quick splash with household bleach diluted with water does the trick.
  • Check under cushions and corners for the forgotten and decomposing food bits regularly. Also, if you have pets, make sure they are house trained to prevent them from littering the house.

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Written by KimberlyAnn, 3 years ago
I didn't know that charcoal absorbed odors. That is kind of cool
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Written by Ciri, 3 years ago
@ Kimberly, Recently, I bought it for my fridge and it does a pretty good job of removing bad smell, better than baking soda. It also comes in handy next to your trash bin especially, during the summer heat when the odor is intolerable.

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