It is not easy to get rid of cooking smells. The natural drills of spraying air freshener and opening the windows have little lasting effect. Here are the best ways to get rid of pesky home odors and restore our home’s air quality.
If the smell is coming from a dirty microwave, scrub down the culprit surface using pure white vinegar. Vinegar can be hard on the skin so use gloves. Don’t dry up the excess vinegar after wiping down the surface. Let it evaporate on its own. Do a rinse with soapy water that is warm a few hours later.
In an empty spray bottle combine 1/2 water and 1/2 vinegar and spray it as a natural air freshener.
Boil quartered lemons in water in the microwave or on the stove for 3-5 minutes. Leave the lemon water in the microwave or on the stove top for a few hours.
To help eliminate odors in the kitchen drain put the lemons in a garbage disposal.
- Baking Soda.
In shallow bowls transfer baking soda and leave them uncovered in different rooms for a few days. For absorbing the smells baking soda is great, but it takes time.
To scrub down mainly stinking surfaces use vinegar instead of soapy water.
- Dryer Sheets / Fabric Softener
Over air vents attach them with tape. Around the house it will spread a recurrent laundry fresh scent.
Place a couple in shoes, in the bottom of trash cans and in clothes drawers. They lasts quite a while as they have an amazingly strong smell. And the smell of clean laundry is something everyone likes.
- Make your kitchen smell like freshly-baked cookies
Instead of fried garlic or onions you can make your kitchen smell like freshly-baked cookies. All you need to do is bake a small quantity of butter, brown sugar and cinnamon for a few hours. Another easy method: Around the kitchen put cotton swabs soaked in vanilla.
- Rub the spoon
Chopping onions can really make your hands smell dirty. And you don’t want your hands smelling of onions if you are going to office or if you are going on a date. An easy way to get rid of the smell is to rub your hands on any stainless-steel utensil vigorously.
- Light scented candles
You can burn a scented candle or two in the kitchen after you are done with your cooking. You can choose any fragrance. The sweet smell of scented candles will absorb cooking smells from your kitchen. This will help you to relax as well.
- Clean out the refrigerator
Your refrigerator generates or absorbs a lot of odor. And the smell can be really overwhelming. At least once a week make sure to clean out your refrigerator, and this way you can get rid of stagnant smells.