Have you been particularly careful in keeping your home clean? Do you still find a bad odor spread all across your home, which seems to fail all your cleaning efforts? You may smell the bad odor from your carpet, bathroom, kitchen, drawer, or in the worst case, the entire house. This odor is not only aesthetically unpleasant, but also unhealthy. You should get rid of it immediately, in order to have a fresh environment to live in. in this article, we bring you some useful tips to remove this odor from your home, including the use of baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, fragrant oils, coffee grounds, dryer sheets and lemon or orange peel. So, just read on and explore some of the best home remedies for absorbing odor.
How To Absorb Odors At Home
Baking soda can effectively absorb odors from surfaces as well as air. You can use the soda to remove bad smell from your carpets as well as from your furniture, clothes, pet house, garbage cans, refrigerator, closets, etc. It even proves useful in treating the pungent smelling load of laundry. Sprinkle some baking soda over the surfaces that are emitting the odor or in the room and let it sit for an hour. Now, clean the entire place using a vacuum cleaner. Even soda water can effectively remove odors, when sprinkled over carpet or any other surface.
Take some cotton balls and dip them in fragrant oils, like peppermint oil, lemon oil, lavender oil, vanilla oil or orange oil. Now take a small plastic container and punch holes on the top of the container. Insert the cotton balls inside the container and place it in one corner of the room. In a very short time, you will find the room filled with a pleasant aroma, driving away all the bad smells.
Vinegar also makes an effective remedy for removing bad odor from any surface or room. Though it is true that vinegar does not smell particularly pleasant, it has proved beneficial in dispelling bad smell. You can place a bowl of vinegar in the room with bad odor and you can find the odor disappearing in about 24 hours. You can also soak a piece of bread or cloth with vinegar and place it in the bad-smelling room or surface. Apple-cider vinegar can spread a mild pleasant smell, besides dispelling the odor.
Coffee grounds are another convenient option to help you remove bad odor. If your refrigerator has a pungent smell, take some coffee grounds and place them in an open container in the refrigerator. You can tie some of the coffee grounds in an old sock and hang it in one of the corners of a bad-smelling room. In a few minutes, you will feel the smell of coffee grounds filling the room.
Dryer sheets are generally used for treating foul-smelling sneakers, drawers and cushions. You can place a sheet inside the dresser drawer, so that it absorbs any odor prevalent there. Also, you can place one in your linens and towels to give you a fresh feeling. Place some dryer sheets under the seats of your car and breathe odor-free air, while driving.
If you have been greeted with the sight of a stinking stove, after cooking bacon, chicken, or any such non-vegetarian stuff, then try lemon juice. Pour a small amount of the juice on the stove and wipe it using a piece of cloth. You will find your stove breathing free of the typical non-vegetarian smell.
Lemon OR Orange Peel
Take some orange and lemon peels and dry them. Once they are properly dried, put them in the oven, on a cookie sheet and bake them for about an hour or two, at a temperature of about 300 degrees. This baking will enable the lemon or orange peels to dry their natural oil. Now, put one or two peels in your drawer. These peels can also be placed amongst stored clothes, to get rid of the stale smell. The peels will help remove the odor and spread a mild refreshing smell.