Having unpleasant odours in your home is not uncommon. The most important thing you need to remember is that you can get rid of those nasty smells. Without having to do anything, the way to prevent odours is to get rid of the garbage from indoors, keep your pets outside, smoke outside and so on. However, some odours just cannot be prevented and you have to do something about it.
The most common odour comes from your carpet and it’s no surprise if you’re honest. Carpets are always in contact with your feet and because their material is very porous, they harbour those smells. Avoid the urge to spray over the carpets with air freshener. Get to the heart of the problem, by giving it a deep clean and maintain it. Regularly wash and vacuum.
Odours can also come from your refrigerator. Especially if you have had something pungent-smelling staying in there for a few days, things are bound to get smelly. To get rid of the odour, place a box of opened baking soda on one of your fridge shelves and this will absorb the odour. Just make sure you keep the baking soda away from your leafy vegetables.
Cooking smells are a common problem. Especially, strong smells like curry and fish. The best solution for eliminating these odours is to boil a cup of vinegar immediately after cooking and this should cut the bad odours. However, if you cook this kind of food on a regular basis, the odours can get into your kitchen cupboards. Therefore, you need to regularly clean them down with soap and water.
If your bathroom is getting smelly, it is worth investing in a top-quality odour remover. You may have to spend a fair amount on it, but it will certainly be a good investment that will last for a long time.
Surprisingly, your washing machine can also kick out a lot of bad smells. This may seem ironic as this is the machinery that cleans your clothes, but with the tight air space, a washing machine has, mould starts to appear. The best way to get rid of that smell is to run the washing machine using only warm water and two cups of bleach. This should banish those nasty odours. Also, remember to keep your washing machine door open between washes to let it breathe.
If you are a heavy smoker, your house probably reeks of stale smoke. Sometimes opening a window and spraying some air freshener in the room can remove the odour but if you smoke all the time, you’re going to have to give your home a deeper clean. To get rid of odours, wash your walls thoroughly and seal them afterwards. Or even better, as mentioned above, start smoking outside.
Garbage smells are, without a doubt, the foulest. The odours of rotten food can literally make your want to heave. The most important step to take is to ensure that you dispose of all your garbage and don’t leave it indoors for too long. However, if the odours remain even after you’ve gotten rid of your garbage cut a lemon into chunks and put them in the bin. Citrus fruits are excellent at getting rid of odours. If this doesn’t work, place a cup of vinegar in the room and this will absorb the odour.
Nobody wants to live in a smelly house so don’t up with it. Follow our advice on how to get rid of different types of odours and make sure you keep it up. Regularly clean your house and regularly spray air freshener.