10 Tips to Quell ALL Horrible Household Smells!

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OH, That horrible smell! How do we get rid of it? Here are 10 Tips to Quell that Smell.

1. You have just pounded the garlic, and now your fingers smell. Here's a little trick. Before you pound, place the garlic cloves between two pieces of waxed paper.

2. Your cutting board has picked up the smells from those onions and garlic cloves that you just finished chopping. When you are done, rub either a cut fresh lemon or a cloth dampened in white vinegar over the area.

3. You have just finished handling the fish, and now your hands smell bad. Make this odor on your hands and the cooking and cutting utensils disappear by wiping you hands and the cooking tools with full strength white vinegar.

4. Your jars and bottles have taken on the odor of what was in them. You like to re-use your bottles to store things in and don't want those odors seeping in. Here is what you do. Just soak the jars and bottles for several hours in a solution of warm water mixed with mustard powder.

5. The rug is starting to smell. Before you vacuum, sprinkle on some baking soda and let it sit for 20 minutes,then proceed.

6. The house has picked up cooking smells, and the air does not smell very fresh. You have people coming over and don't want this smell to be lingering. Just boil one teaspoon ground cloves or cinnamon in 2 cups of water for about 10 minutes on the stovetop. Then shut off. The vapors will go to work to change the air smell to one that is much more pleasant.

7. Stinky refrigerator? You likely know already to put a cupful of baking soda in a small plastic cup on the bottom rack, but did you know that you can also put the same amount of activated charcoal.

8. The closet is getting musty smelling. If you hang up a tea infuser full of damp used coffee grounds several hours or overnight, it will help freshen the air.

9. Okay, we know smoking is not so good for you, but if you do smoke, you can help clear the cigarette smoke from a room by lighting a candle.

10. You have been to an event, and there were smokers there. You are not a smoker and have worn a coat. You get home, and your coat has picked up the bad smoke odor. Just hang your clothes on a shower rod or bathroom door. Fill the but with hot water, add a medium sized bottle of vinegar to the water. The steam vapors from the vinegar should remove the smell.

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