Are you one of those people that keeps an absolutely spotless house? Or, are you someone that doesn’t let a little bit of clutter stand in your way? Regardless, odors are generally something we all can agree on. They stink! It turns out that cleanliness is important, but taking care of offending odors should definitely top your household cleaning list. Where odors go, germs follow. 

It is always best to use natural cleaners around the house whenever possible. Lemon is one of those tough-guy job cleansers that mother nature has been kind enough to have given us. You can peel a fresh lemon and dilute it with water to create a great counter cleanser and deodorizer. When you’re done cleaning the kitchen, dump the lemon peel down the drain to help with that funky smell coming from the garbage disposal.

To eliminate hard to kill odors, you can use white vinegar diluted with water to clean out trash containers and stubborn refrigerator odors. Clean out your fridge and spray the walls down with the vinegar concoction. It’s a surefire way to kill the germs, as well as the odors. Put an open box of baking soda in the fridge and freezer to handle the everyday odors. Speaking of the freezer, if you have gym shoes that you just can’t get the smell out of, you can individually wrap them in Ziplock freezer bags and put them in the freezer overnight. In the morning they will be good as new!

What to do about Fido? Pet odors can be a problem even in the cleanest house. You can use white vinegar to clean out the litter box. Be sure to clean out your pet’s food and water bowls as often as possible. For short term relief, you can sprinkle a little baking soda onto your dog’s fur and brush it in to relieve their odor. Though bathing your pet frequently is probably a better solution. 

Keeping your home smelling good is just as important as keeping it looking good!


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