10+ Tricks That Can Make Your Home Smell Like a Luxury Hotel Suite

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After a thorough cleaning, one’s living space looks renewed. However, sometimes after spending a whole weekend tidying up, we can’t shake the feeling that the home is not ideally clean. And this is all because of the smells that have penetrated the walls, furniture, and household items. Thankfully, we have learned a number of simple tricks that can help neutralize the main sources of odor in the home.

Use your favorite spice as a shoe freshener.

The shoe rack is not typically a pleasant-smelling place. Shoes, boots, and sneakers often start to produce a bad odor due to accumulated sweat. But using cloves solves the problem.

We need to put small sachets of this spice in each shoe or boot, which can be made from handkerchiefs. It will take a few hours for the cloves to absorb the excess moisture and give off their aroma to the shoes.

Candles can help get rid of nasty smells in the bathroom.

Candles in the bathroom don’t only create a relaxing atmosphere but also neutralize unpleasant odors. Moreover, it’s not necessary to use scented candles for this purpose. Barely noticeable smoke emanating from an unscented candle also does the trick. Therefore, it won’t hurt to light a wick while performing hygiene procedures, just don’t forget to extinguish it before leaving the bathroom.

Car fresheners can be placed in the garbage bin.

To keep the toilet smelling fresh, you can use a car air freshener. The product has a string that can be used to attach it to the toilet paper holder. The same can be done with a garbage bin in the kitchen, masking the odor of the waste.

Laundry gel freshens the air in the bathroom.

A reliable way to freshen up the bathroom is to make an air freshener. Place several cotton balls in a small cup, pour 2–3 tablespoons of laundry gel over them, and place the container in a discreet corner of the bathroom. The scent will last for up to 3 days, after which the homemade freshener should be replaced.

A sack of soap can get rid of the musty smell in the closet.

The causes of the musty smell in the closet are humidity and lack of ventilation. So, before putting your clothes in the wardrobe, make sure they are completely dry. It also makes sense to put a homemade air freshener in the closet. To do this, wrap a scented soap bar with fabric and place it next to the clothes. A clean sock can be used as a soap sachet.

It’s also a good idea to replace plastic and wire hangers with wooden ones. You can choose cedar products, which can absorb excess moisture and give clothes a pleasant scent.

A tangerine peel can freshen up the microwave oven.

Sometimes, when we open the door to the microwave, we suddenly lose the desire to heat up food in there. Instead, we want to cover our noses with our hands and step back to a safe distance, as an unpleasant smell has settled inside the device.

Getting rid of the problem is quite simple. You need to take the peel off a tangerine and heat it up a little at a low power setting to avoid burning. The bad smell will disappear. Similarly, you can make your oven smell nice this way.

Potatoes and dry oats keep the air fresh in the fridge.

A peeled and cut potato can rid your fridge of unpleasant smells. That’s because it’s considered absorbent. Change the potato “filter” every 2–3 days.

Dry oats do the same thing. Leave an open pack of dry oats and it will absorb the unpleasant smells overnight.

Soda, charcoal, and cat litter absorb garbage bin smells.

Soda and charcoal can absorb smells, so put some at the bottom of the garbage bin from time to time. And cat litter absorbs moisture and hides the unpleasant odors.

Apples and vinegar remove all the odors from cutting boards.

Wooden cutting boards absorb the smell of the foods we cut on them. To prevent the board from becoming a source of unpleasant odors in the kitchen, you can use vinegar. Wash the board with hot water and dish soap, then wipe it with vinegar and rinse thoroughly.

To get rid of the persistent smell of garlic, you can use an apple. Grate the fruit on a grater, spread it over the surface of the board, and leave it for just 10 minutes.

Toothpaste and newspaper fight the smell of plastic dishes.

Many of us carry lunches in plastic containers, but they start to emit unpleasant smells after a certain time. To avoid this problem, take a sponge and wash the container with a bit of toothpaste.

You can also use newspaper. Put in a few crumpled pieces of newspaper, close the lid, and leave it overnight. The smell will disappear.

Heating a sponge in the microwave oven helps prevent bad odors.

Bacteria quickly reproduce in moist areas, which is why dish sponges are a perfect place for them to live. Over time, sponges start to smell terrible, so we throw them away.

Sponges can last longer if you disinfect them after each use. Just heat them in the microwave oven for a minute. It will kill up to 99% of the bacteria, so the smell will disappear.

An improvised diffuser can remove cooking smells.

The smell of cooked food is only pleasant when we’re hungry. After eating, we don’t want to smell any food, but a crockpot and baking soda can solve the problem.

Put several tablespoons of baking soda into the bowl and add water. After that, close the lid and turn on the heating mode. The steam will remove the unpleasant smells in the kitchen.

Lemons and potatos won’t let the fish smell spread around the house.

No matter how much we love fish, we don’t want to inhale its smell for a long time. Unfortunately, cooking this product can lead to the spread of unwanted odors throughout the kitchen or even the entire apartment.

To minimize the penetration of the smell everywhere, it’s worth rubbing the fish with lemon juice before cooking. And if you are going to fry it in a pan, it’s recommended to do it with a few slices of potato. This vegetable can absorb odors.

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