Be Constantly Surrounded By Good Aromas With Some Natural Odor-Eliminating Hacks

By Navkiran K

Do foul odors plague your house? Are you constantly battling against stale, musty air? Smelly rooms are annoying for everyone. No one wants to walk into a room and be overwhelmed by an unidentified weird smell. Whether it’s a musty basement, a stinky kitchen, or an overpowering bathroom, nothing can ruin your day quite like a foul odor. They can even make you feel sick, give you a headache, and just make your home feel like an unpleasant place to be. But with a few effortless hacks, you can eliminate any stench from your home in no time. From getting rid of the smoke smell to natural ways to freshen up a smelly bathroom, we’ve got you covered. With these 35 hacks, you’ll be able to get rid of even the most pungent odors from your home. So get ready to say goodbye to bad smells forever!

Balance the Cooking Odors

Stinky cooking can really ruin the mood of the meal. But there are ways to neutralize that stench. Don’t worry if you’ve somehow burned something or are cooking with a pungent dish. The best way to eliminate such food smells is by using baking soda.

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Just place some baking soda in a bowl near your stove so that it can help offset any odors. The neutralizing properties will stop all that bad stuff before spreading through whole rooms in no time flat. It is inexpensive and easy to do.

Hack For Kitchen Sink Drains

Kitchen sinks are often used as a dumping ground for all sorts of things, like food particles. They have a tendency to clog the drain. This can lead to bad smells, but we are here to give you a solution that is both easy and long-lasting.

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Pour half a cup of baking soda with vinegar mix down the drain. Now pour some boiling water into the drain and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Run cold water after that and say goodbye to foul odors.

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If you’re tired of the terrible smells coming from your bathroom, try this cleaning hack to eliminate them. A lemon-scented DIY sanitizing and deodorizing mixture can make your bathroom smell better and clean your toilet brush holder when it is not in use.

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Also, the fresh scent lasts longer than simply using scented oil or the like. You can use this same product in other areas that need some TLC, like counters and floors. This way, you’ll get a pleasant scent and be assured you got rid of all those germs.

Eliminate Garbage Disposal Smells

Do you want to learn the quickest ways to get rid of bad smells without adding a single drop of harsh chemicals? If yes, then it’s time for you to try some simple ingredients that you already have in your kitchen.

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To get rid of old food, you put it in the garbage disposal, but the scents can linger. Drop some lemons in, and then run the disposal. Once it’s clear, the smells will disappear. That’s it! It really is that easy.

It’s Time to Freshen Your Fridge

Have you ever opened your fridge and recognized a nauseating smell coming from it? The inside of your fridge is filled with tiny corners perfect for spills and mold. You freshen it up with a simple hack that only requires one ingredient.

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To keep things fresh without using chemicals, try this easy trick. Just slice up some lemon and place them on each shelf of the fridge. Not only will it keep the stuffy smell away, but you’ll also enjoy the citrusy aroma.

Create DIY Toilet Spray

Nobody wants to go into the bathroom after another person did their business. We all do it; however, nobody wants to smell something unpleasant. Simply mix essential oils of your choosing with water and voila, you have a DIY bathroom spray. Sprits before and after you go.

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It’ll help neutralize the smell and then add freshness that will last longer. The unpleasant odor stays won’t stand a chance, and you can avoid the chemicals that are often found in traditional sprays. This is a cost-saving hack too!

Keep Your Towels Super Fresh

The bathroom is one place in your home that should be reserved for hygiene and relaxation. If you reuse your towels, they might start to smell musty and stale after some time. This is because of all the moisture that’s hanging around in there.

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The worst part is how quickly they start to smell. Keep your towels smelling like new by changing them more frequently than usual. This will also keep the space smelling fresh and lovely. Another helpful hack is to add vinegar soda to your towel loads.

Get Rid of Foul Pet Odors

Pets can be a great addition to any family, but they have a way of making the house smell… not so good. If your furry friends are driving your nose nuts, then don’t worry; there’s a simple solution to this problem.

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You can sprinkle baking soda in their litter box or spray some on any dirty spots they’ve left. For a homemade pet perfume with a strong but gentle scent, add essential oils with water; that’ll last longer than anything else out there.

Eliminate Trash Can Odors

Stinky trash cans are not fun to have around. The inside of it can still smell bad, even if you take your bag out every night. The best way to keep your trash can smelling fresh is by sprinkling some baking soda on the bottom.

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Whenever you change the plastic bag, spread this all-natural ingredient inside the can. The carbon dioxide from this common household item will neutralize any unpleasant smells and leave behind a tremendous invisible odor trap that lasts up until the next pick-up day. 

Freshen Up the Mattress

After a while, your mattress will start to smell musky from all the sweat and moisture that comes from using it over time. If you want a fresh-smelling, clean bed, switching out bedding is essential. But what about the mattress?

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You should flip it every six months and spot clean with a mixture of baking soda and water if necessary. For general cleaning, simply sprinkle some baking soda all over your mattress, let that sit for about some minutes before brushing or vacuuming away.

Deodorize Your Dishwasher to Keep it Fresh

Have you noticed a bad smell emanating from your dishwasher? This is not surprising, considering how many old food particles and dirt get stuck in there. So if yours is starting to smell, it might be time to clean it. 

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Any pieces that can be removed should be scrubbed with soap or placed in the dishwasher. You can deodorize and sanitize it by putting two bowls of vinegar with these parts during a regular cycle. This not only helps to clean it but also neutralizes terrible smells.

Make Your Couch More Comfortable

Over time, your furniture will begin to smell bad if you don’t take care of it. It can be frustrating, especially if it’s caused by something like dirty shoes or spills. But don’t worry, this hack will solve this problem immediately.

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Start by sprinkling baking soda all over the surface and vacuum it away after it has sat undisturbed for an hour. Not only does this remove any stale odors, but it also cleans up all those messy spills without leaving behind stains or dirt particles.

Get Rid of Smoke Odors

Have you ever tried to get the smell of smoke out of your home? If so, you know it’s a challenge, but this trick will work well for you. These ingredients can be easily found in the kitchen and are inexpensive.

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Place a bowl with baking soda and cut a lemon in half on a counter. The smoke will be absorbed by the acid in lemons and baking soda, while the lemon will provide your home with an amazingly fresh aroma for you to enjoy. 

Remove the Stench From Your Washing Machine

You might not have assumed it, but your washing machine can get smelly too. It would be best to clean it regularly, but you don’t have to use harsh chemicals every time. Thankfully there’s an easy, healthy way to do it!

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Pour your old friends baking soda and vinegar into the tub while you run a cycle with hot water. This will help keep odors away for a much longer period without affecting how your clothes smell in the next cycle. 

Freshen Up Your Air Conditioner

The air conditioner is the appliance that makes your living space comfortable. It pumps cool, clean air into our homes, but it can also pump bad smells if not appropriately maintained. The filters need to be cleaned often. It’s easy!

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You just have to rinse the filters. After that, you can freshen it up by spraying water with essential oils out on the outside. Alterantively, you can put drops of essential oils like lavender or lemon into filters. With this nifty hack, your whole house will smell amazing without taking too much time.

Remove the Funk From Your Gym Bag

After a while, your gym bag can start to smell from carrying around sweaty workout clothes and shoes. So you need to clean it out, but how can you stop the odors from making our gym bag their home in the first place?

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You can stop the spread of foul odors by tossing in some baking soda on the bottom of your gym bag. This will help absorb bad smells so they don’t haunt you after your workout session or spread to your car.

Make Your Drawers Smell Better

If you have musty-smelling clothes in your dresser drawers, it could be a sign that they need more than just an airing out. You can deodorize them by putting one or two drops of essential oils on a cloth and placing this into each drawer.

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In addition to scented oil, you can also use sachets for added fragrance. Just roll up some fabric and add a few drops of oil before tying it tight, then place inside the dresser out of sight, replacing them as needed.

Create Your Own Fabric Refresher 

You know that feeling when you wash your sheets, but the lovely detergent scent fades fast? Or, if you use unscented detergent, they don’t smell at all. If you want a refreshing, comforting smell on your linens, all you need is some fabric softener mixed with water. 

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A fabric refresher is a great and cheap way to keep all your fabrics smelling fresh and lovely. You can mix essential oils, water, and vodka (or rubbing alcohol) in an empty spray bottle. Lightly spritz on your bedding or pillows when needed. 

Get Rid Of Moldy Attic Smells

This is probably the most difficult one on this list, but it’s also probably the most important of them all. If you notice that your attic smells musty, then you need to act fast before it becomes a severe problem.

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You can remove the mold causing the weird smells by mixing water with distilled vinegar (or tea tree oil) and spraying the mold colony. You can also use hydrogen peroxide, but whatever you see, be sure to wear protective gear before dealing with mold.

Deodorize Your Carpet

You know your carpet is constantly taking a beating, but did you also realize that it can retain smells and scents? You don’t have to scrub every inch of it. Simply sprinkle baking soda over the surface, let it sit for ten minutes, and vacuum it away. Follow up with a spritz of fabric refresher.

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It will last for several days, so there is no need to waste money on expensive cleaners every other week. Just pour some onto your carpets and let it air out for a few minutes before vacuuming up all those stubborn odors.  

Make Your Kitchen Cabinets Shine 

We all have those kitchen cabinets we rarely use. If you forget about them for too long, they might begin to emit these terrible odors that tend not just to stay in one area but instead sprawl throughout the entire house.

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To get rid of them, clean the shelves as usual, and then try drizzling some lemon juice on top of each drawer and shelf before closing them. Not only does this serve as a natural air purifier, but it also adds that much-needed citrus fresh scent. 

Deodorize Your Dog’s Bed

Have you ever wondered why your pet’s bed smells so bad? It could be that the smell of their fur seeped into the fabric. Don’t fret. The solution to stinky pet beds is as straightforward: just sprinkle baking soda on top.

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The baking soda will work its magic, and within minutes, any stains or odors that might be present in the fabric of your pup’s favorite spot are gone. Vacuum it up and repeat this process as soon as the smells come back.

Deodorize Bathtub Drains

Do you know that nasty smell coming from your bathtub? It might be the result of some of that dirt getting stuck in there. Many things will get refuse to go down, and this is where those awful smells come from. 

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Pour some baking soda down the drain and follow it with apple cider vinegar. The acid will foam up and do all sorts of fancy things while stopping any further blockade. This process will also remove any unpleasant odor from your bathroom.

Get Rid of Odors Under the Bed

Have you ever run into a funky smell under your bed that just will not leave? Most individuals overlook deodorizing beneath the bed, yet it’s necessary from time to time. To eliminate odors under your bed, try this ingenious hack.

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Simply place a small plate of baking soda beneath the bed and leave it for a few days. It will help absorb any bad smells. This is especially helpful if you have pets that tend to hang out under there. To prevent your pets from eating it, sacrifice a container and poke tons of holes in the lid.

Remove Moldy Basement Stink

Do you have a moldy basement? It’s hard to remove that smell. You might think that a basement with moldy walls and wet flooring is impossible to freshen up, but with this hack, you can make it smell clean again. 

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First, make sure there is no standing water anywhere (if there is, mop it up), and then spray your walls with bleach or put baking soda on the floor around the edges. This will kill mold spores, so they don’t grow into a bigger problem down the road. 

Deodorize Furnace Vents

Do you know that stuffy, musty smell in your home? The one you can’t seem to get rid of no matter how much air freshener you spray everywhere? That’s because the heat from your furnace can blow unpleasant smells into the home.

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It’s especially noticeable when you turn it on for the first time in months. Therefore, keeping the vents clean is essential. You can do this by putting several drops of essential oil on (clean!) filters inside ventilators. Repeat as needed.

Freshen Your Oven With This Hack

Got an old, stinky oven? It would be best if you got rid of that nasty odor fast. Well, treat it with this quick fix before you go running for harsh chemicals. You need lemon juice and vinegar mixed with water for this easy solution. 

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Mix it and, wearing gloves, spread the mixture with your hands or a scrub brush. It will deodorize while removing any burnt-on bits that clung to the corners. This, of course, cleans as well as deodorizes. Just remember you need a bit of elbow grease!

Use a Dryer Sheet to Keep Your Linens Fresh

If you enjoy fresh laundry, then you certainly want your stored linens to remain clean and fragrant. There is a straightforward step to help keep them so forever: use a dryer sheet. Place a dryer sheet on each shelf inside your closet. 

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Dryer sheets work by pulling moisture from the fabric, which can leave behind some unpleasant odors. Every time you open it, the sheets on each shelf will give off a fabulous scent that freshens up all of those comforters and linens.

Release Odors From the Entryway

The entryway is often a mess. Sometimes, you can’t even walk inside without tracking mud and dirt and leaving behind an unpleasant smell that won’t go away unless you clean it up. But don’t worry, we’ve got a solution for this problem.

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All it takes are two things: first, spray some refreshing fabric spray onto doormats or any other surface where moisture tends to accumulate (we recommend cleaning them first). Then, scrub down the walls and doorway with a mixture of bleach water, removing any grime. 

Clean the Stove Burners

Cleaning your stove burners is a great way to keep them looking new and smelling fresh, but we often forget about them. If you notice that there is an unpleasant aroma coming from the range, you can try this simple trick. 

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Make up some cleaning solution from baking soda and water, then apply that paste onto each burner until they are fully coated. Permit it to sit for some time before rinsing it off. Depending on how thick the layer of grime is., you might need to scrub a bit.

Deodorizing Your Home With Fans

Want to freshen up your home? It’s no secret that you use your home fans to circulate the air around, but did you realize they can also be used for deodorization? The cool breeze a fan brings into our homes can do so much more.

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All it takes are some dryer sheets and a little creativity. Just tie some dryer sheets onto the spinning blades and let them blow. The process will spread fragrances throughout the home in no time at all, making every room smell fresh.

Add Essential Oil Inside Toilet Paper Roll

Nothing is more irritating than walking into a bathroom and getting hit with the stench of stale air. When you’re in need of a little help making your bathroom smell better, there is no better place to turn than those toilet paper rolls. 

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Add some essential oils inside the toile roll and relax as they’ll refresh the space with an aromatherapy scent. When the toilet paper roll spins, it’ll release a unique smell, and no one knows where this fragrance comes from. Subtle and smart!


Deodorize Your Closet With a Potpourri

The best method to keep your clothes from smelling bad is by deodorizing them (once they’re washed, of course). Hanging a few tea bags in your closet or making potpourri sachets with fragrant oils can make all the difference when it comes to freshening clothes. 

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These items are great at masking unwanted odors with their beautiful aromas; who wouldn’t want that? This will help keep any musty smells at bay and create an inviting atmosphere in your space. You can you many types of organic materials in your DIY potpourri.

Remove Freezer Odors With Baking Soda

Freezer odors are no joke. They can make your entire house smell like an opened package of stale bread or moldy cheese. But don’t worry, there’s always a solution if you’re willing to try something new. Baking soda works wonders.

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Place some baking soda into a paper towel or small container, then let it rest there overnight. This will help absorb any foul odors and leave your freezer smelling fresh. When you open the door next, nothing seems unusual at all anymore.

Freshen Your Laundry Basket

If you have a stinky laundry room, it might be because your baskets have never been cleaned, and there’s dirt lurking in their depths. However, there are many ways you can freshen up your laundry baskets, and we have an easy one for you.

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Without the use of chemicals or expensive products, one neat and straightforward way would be to wash them out with bleach and water mixed in some essential oils like lavender oil. This not only cleans all around but will leave a lovely scent.