We’ve all been there: you walk into your home at the end of a long day, and you smell something unpleasant. It creates a less-than-relaxing end to the day.
It can be tempting to cover up offending odors with air fresheners and scented candles, but this doesn’t solve the root of the problem. Thankfully, there are ways to get odors out of your home — for good.
1. Harness the power of white vinegar.
White vinegar is a cleaning powerhouse, and it can go a long way when it comes to eliminating odors in your home. If you find that you’re hit with a musty scent when you open up closets or drawers, try balling up some old newspaper, sprinkling with white vinegar, and tucking it away in an unused corner. After a few days, you’ll find that the bad smell has disappeared.
If you’re dealing with unpleasant odors in a larger area (such as a bedroom), try putting some white vinegar in a covered container (such as an old, clean takeout container. Poke holes in the lid of the container and place the container in an unused corner of the room. You’ll find that the offending smell dissipates after a few days.
2. Tear into a box of baking soda.
Dealing with odors in your trash can or fridge? Food spills are unavoidable, but they can get stinky — fast. After cleaning up the offending spill, baking soda can eliminate lingering odors. In the fridge, simply place an open box of baking soda in a corner. In a plastic trash can, sprinkle some baking soda in the bottom of the can before you put a new bag in place. For a metal trash can, use a paper coffee filter and a rubber band to create a baking soda sachet that can sit in the bottom of the can and absorb odors.
3. Use a professional upholstery and carpet cleaning service.
It’s normal for pet odors, food odors, and other smells to accumulate in soft surfaces (like carpets, couches, and chairs) over time. These areas can be tough to clean on your own. Utilizing a professional carpet and upholstery cleaning service can safely and effectively remove odors.
If your home is smelling funky, we’re here to help — no judgment.
It’s normal to feel embarrassed if you’re dealing with unpleasant odors in your home, but a less-than-fresh smelling interior is a common problem. At SteamEx Toledo, we’ve seen it all — and we’re here to help. Reach out to us today for all your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs. Together, we’ll create a fresh scent inside your home, leaving you with a sense of calm the moment you open the door at the end of a busy day.
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