Getting rid of unpleasant household odors is not so difficult. In this case, you can use only natural products that are easy to find in any kitchen. Does your house smell like cats? Or are you terribly annoyed by the “aroma” of fresh paint? Everything you need to get rid of all those annoying household odors can be found in your kitchen. Read to find out more.
Persistent fish odor
If you are going to cook fish but are worried that you will not be able to wash off the unpleasant smell from your hands for a long time, cut the lemon in half and wipe your hands in halves. If your palms still smell like fish after you cook, rub some baking soda on your hands and then rinse with water.
To prevent the smell of fried fish from lingering in your kitchen for a full week after cooking, add some peanut butter to the oil you use for frying.
Trash can smell
To help keep the trash bin odorless, add a little baking soda to the bottom every time you empty it. The fact is that baking soda is one of the most effective natural deodorants.
The smell from the refrigerator
There are several ways to get rid of bad fridge odors. You can put some coffee grounds in a wide shallow dish in the refrigerator itself or the freezer overnight.
You can use tea bags for the same purpose. Keep three or four sachets in the refrigerator at all times; they absorb bad odors well. If you run out of tea, peel the raw potato, and cut it in half. Then place these halves on different shelves of the refrigerator. When the potatoes turn black, cut off the dark part and return the remaining pieces.
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If the bad smell from your refrigerator is too strong, you can use a more drastic method. Empty it and wipe the inside with undiluted tomato juice and then with warm water. You can do the same with a freezer.
The smell of paint
While freshly painted walls look great, the smell of paint can get in the way of enjoying the view. To prevent the smell from being so harsh, add one tablespoon of vanilla extract for every four liters of paint.
The smell of food containers
Place some liquid mustard in the bottom of the jar and fill it halfway with warm water. Stir the contents gently, let the mixture sit for 15 minutes, then pour it out and rinse the container. This will help you remove unwanted odors.
Moldy smell in the dishwasher
If your dishwasher smells like mildew, pour a cup of baking soda into the bottom of the dishwasher and turn it on to rinse. To prevent unpleasant odors, add half a cup of lemon juice to the detergent container each time you use the dishwasher.
Smells from pets
Have you adopted a kitten that is not yet toilet trained? Get rid of the smell left after unwanted incidents by mixing white vinegar and water in a 1:1 ratio and watering with the resulting solution the place that your pet has marked. Let the solution soak in, and after half an hour, rinse it off with cold water. Wipe the desired area dry, then place rags or paper napkins on top and press down on them with some heavy object. If the smell does not disappear after all these manipulations, you can pour ⅛ – cups of baking soda on the affected area, leave for 15 minutes and then vacuum.
Also read: How To Get Rid Of Refrigerator Odors.
In general, you can get rid of the cat or dog smell by using fresh coffee grounds. Heat it in a cast-iron skillet over low heat. Then place the skillet in a foul-smelling room. By the time the thick has cooled down, the smell should disappear.
The smell from the sink
Pour a cup of salt into the drain, then a cup of baking soda, and then pour a liter of boiling water into it. You can also grind orange peels or chop 1:1 water/white vinegar ice cubes and pour them into the sink drain.
The advantage of the methods described above is that they involve the use of exclusively natural products. Therefore, these ways to get rid of unpleasant household odors are effective and harmless.
Adapted and translated by Wiki Avenue Staff
Sources: Life hacker