Natural ways to remove odors or cut down on them; because you don’t want a face like this when you come into your home.

odorsHomemade Airfreshener 1- Check your cupboard for clove oil, lemon extract, peppermint or vanilla extract. Soak a cotton ball with what you want to use and place it in a plastic bag or container with holes and place in the smelly room.

Homemade Airfreshener 2- Boil your orange or lemon peels in water and let stand. Or bake some cookies or brownies.

Extra Teabags- Break open a teabag and pour the contents into the vacuum bag to make the house smell good. Best to do over the carpet so you can vacuum the mess {wink}

Reduce smoker odor- Besides banning them to the garage or patio, also put some kitty litter or baking soda at the bottom of the ashtray to extinguish their cigar/cigarette in

Mildew in the Basement- If you don’t have money for a de-humidifier, try activated charcoal (carbon) that can be bought at the pet store or home fix-up store.

Fridge Smells- Besides cleaning out the fridge on a regular basis to rid yourself of unexpected science projects, also try activated charcoal in an open container- this works longer than baking soda (life of 2 months)

Musty Suitcase- Before you use the suitcases to store last season’s clothes, air it out.
-Leave open in the Sun
-Use a Fabric sheet
-Crumple up newspapers to absorb smell (change out daily)
-Activated charcoal in butter container with holes in the lid

Urine Stains- Blot up (if still wet), clean with an enzyme based product, sprinkle on baking soda over the area and leave for an hour and vacuum up.

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