Ever walk into your front door and immediately wrinkle your nose at the foul smell coming from somewhere inside? Whether it’s the result of a particularly awful diaper being left in the trash, your cat’s litter box after a weeklong vacation or the smell of your garbage disposal, you’re not required to sit back and suffer through the funky smell. Here are three great ways to help you defunk the awful smell coming from somewhere in your otherwise lovely home.
Turn on the Burner
This is a great idea that people use to make their homes smell amazing. All you need is a small pot. Fill it with water and sprinkle some cinnamon on top. Add a little vanilla extract and some pumpkin pie spice and place it on the stove. Turn the burner on very low and let these gorgeous scents work their magic in your home. You’ll have the entire place smelling like fall in no time.
Okay, so vinegar isn’t exactly a welcoming scent, but it can banish any bad smell. Simply pour some vinegar in a pot and turn it on low on the stove for a few hours. Yes, your house will smell overwhelmingly of vinegar, but after a few hours the smell will subside and your home will go back to smelling lovely and not at all like old garbage.
Your garbage disposal is a great thing to have, but it’s also in the business of dealing with old food. For this reason, it can start to smell. All you need to do is toss some citrus fruit slices into the disposal and let them do their job. By grinding them up in there, you’re not only allowing the smell of fresh citrus permeate the air, you’re allowing the smell of citrus to cleanse the gross stuff inside the disposal.