Eliminating Foul Odors in the Home

There’s no reason to mask foul odors, its best to find and remove them once and for all. Let’s look at how to handle the most common culprits of foul odor in the home.

According to an article at goodhousekeeping.com, “Getting Rid of Foul Odors”

“Our homes are incubators for all kinds of smells. Kitchens, basements, pet boxes and closets generate some doozies! Time to freshen up: These quick fixes will reduce or eliminate most common odors.

Unappetizing Kitchen Smells

Source: Cabbage, broccoli or fish
Solution: Set out a small bowl of household vinegar on the counter next to the stove to absorb smells.

Source: Casserole dish that bubbled over in the oven
Solution: Sprinkle salt on the burned mess to eliminate the smoky odor, then clean up when the oven is cool.

Source: Food spatters inside the microwave
Solution: Combine 2 tablespoons baking soda and 1 cup water in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High for two to three minutes. Then wipe off the walls and the turntable.

Source: Popcorn that was burned in the microwave
Solution: Fill a large microwave-safe bowl with 4 or 5 cloves; 1/2 lemon, chopped; and 1 1/2 cups water. Microwave on High until it boils, then let sit until water cools before removing bowl. Wipe walls with a paper towel and leave door open to air out.

Source: Mystery items in fridge
Solution: Throw out anything that’s furry or green. Check for outdated items at the back of each shelf. To control odors, pour baking soda into a plastic margarine tub and poke holes in the lid; change as often as needed. Keep small dishes of lemon or lime slices on different shelves and wipe down the walls with white vinegar.” To read the entire article click here.

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