Icky smells around my apartment put me in the foulest of moods. Whether it’s a mysterious scent from the fridge or the musty smell of damp linens, I just want to throw everything out and start fresh. Lucky for me, Real Simple has compiled a list of eight surprisingly effective household deodorizers that will not only save me the hassle (and cost) of buying new stuff, but may already be in your kitchen cabinet!
If your food container reeks of old leftovers and you can’t beat the stench, not to fear! Just soak your plastic-wear overnight in warm water and baking soda, and place a mixture of one teaspoon powdered mustard and one quart warm water in those glass jars.
For a moldy-smelling basement, cut an onion in half and leave it on a plate downstairs overnight. After the smell of onion dissipates, you’ll find all those subterranean stenches will have vanished, too!
I love vintage clothing, but sometimes they can smell musty and, well, vintage. To kick the odor, spritz vodka (seriously!) onto your garments. It will kill bacteria and dry without leaving a scent. Just make sure you spot test first!
See the rest of the eight magical home solutions at [RealSimple.com].
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Girl Talk Time: Have you heard of any of these fixes before? What smell around the house do you hate the most? Will you be trying out any of these tips?