Odors and stale air of a house give the impression that this house is not clean and sanitized. Nothing is more unpleasant for you than to see your guests shocked and disgusted when they step into your home. But, before thinking about what your guests will say, think about your comfort.
Fortunately, removing unpleasant odors from home is easier than you think. Not to mention it is cheap and does not require a huge effort.
You have no idea how many things you can use to have a clean and a fresh air in side of your home. Here are some simple tricks that you can use to eliminate odors.
1. Clean the Drains
The both drains, bathroom and kitchen drains are an excellent source of spreading odors. Over time, a thick layer of dirt will deposit on the inside walls of the pipes, which will generate odors. Therefore, it is not enough to wash thoroughly the sink and the bathtub. It will eliminate indeed, the odor for a short period, but in a few hours, the smell is back.
A very efficient for cleaning your drains is baking soda. Prepare a solution of vinegar and baking soda. Pour a cup of this mixture down the drain. The resulting foam will clean thoroughly your drain and the pipes. You should repeat this procedure every 3-4 weeks.
There is another smart way of using baking soda. Pour a cup of salt down the drain, then a cup of baking soda. Boil a kettle of water and pour the hot liquid over the powders.
2. Remove the Smell of Cigarette and Food
Cigarette odor impregnates slowly all your stuff such as curtains, sofa and other upholstery fabrics. Prepare a solution of 2 cups water and a quarter cup of white distilled vinegar. Spray the solution over the cloth and you will notice that the smell will disappear.
3. Use Foods that Absorb the Unpleasant Smell
Perhaps you did not know, but onion is an excellent food for eliminating odors in the house. Cut an onion and drop the slices into a bowl of cold water. Place the bowl in the room and let to stay overnight. Onions will absorb all the odors.
4. Clean Mold and Dirt
Mold occurs mainly in the bathroom and produces a distinct odor. Clean thoroughly, the mold affected areas with a solution made from water and bleach. However, you should call a professional if mold persists to appear on the bathroom walls.
5. Freshen the Air in the House
Sometimes the unpleasant smell in your home comes from external source, such as a garbage bin located nearby. In this case, it is advisable to refresh the air in the house. Take a baking tray and sprinkle a layer of cinnamon mixed with sugar. Add a teaspoon of butter and bake this mixture. In a short time, your whole house will smell nice. Leave the doors wide open. In this way the sweet fragrance will spread in everywhere.
However, instead of “cure” odors in your house, it is better to prevent their occurrence. Frequently clean places where dirt may collect, wash carpets and freshen the air.