It happens to the best of us. Stinky stuff gets in our house. So read on to find out how to deodorize stinky stuff.
Deodorizing The Stinky Disposal
It starts with you sniffing around the kitchen. Is it the garbage can? Nope. How about the dishwasher? Nope. The culprit is the disposal. So much food and grime is washed down there no wonder it starts to get stinky. The solution to this stench is simple. Put a piece of lemon in each slot of an ice cube tray and then fill up the tray with vinegar and freeze. Every few days plop a few vinegar/lemon ice cubes into the disposal and run it until they dissolve. This will help to deodorize the stinky stuff in your disposal.
Deodorizing Stinky Shoes
My kids are the biggest stinky shoe offenders. Little did I realize I have in my home right now 2 things to help deodorize that stinky stuff. The first is dry shampoo. You can give the stinky shoes a thorough spraying on the inside with dry shampoo. When left over night it will soak up the stink and have your shoes smelling better by morning. Baking soda will do the same thing. Sprinkle a good amount in and then let it sit overnight. Of course, shake it out before wearing.
Deodorizing The Toilet
Ew. It’s a fact of life but, ew. The best trick for the toilet is poo pourri. If you spray the loo before no. 2 it will stay smelling fresh. You can make your own poo pourri super easy. You’ll need to add 1/2 cup water, 30 drops of essential oil, 1tsp. rubbing alcohol and 1tsp dish soap together. Once combined put into a small spray bottle to keep by the loo. Spray 5-10 squirts into the toilet before you go and TADA it will stay smelling fresh. You’re Welcome.
Deodorizing Stinky Pet Odors
Those lovable pets can leave a stink behind. Try deodorizing their stinky stuff with a homemade odor neutralizing spray. You’ll need 1 3/4 cup distilled water, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice (bottled or fresh). Mix it all together in a bowl and let it do its fizzing thing before you transfer it into a spray bottle. Then give those stinky places a few squirts a day to freshen them up.
If you are wanting to deodorize a room your pet frequents then try this diy gel air freshener. You’ll need one cup of water, 2 packets of unflavored gelatin, and some salt to make the magic happen. Along with your choice of essential oils and food coloring. Thyme For Cocktails came up with this creation and you can find the full recipe there. The best part is it’s safe for your pet.
Musty Stinky Towels
How to deodorize stinky stuff like towels is with vinegar. The towels become musty and stinky when they aren’t allowed to dry properly. So if this happens at your house throw your towels in the washing machine with detergent and one cup of vinegar. Then wash the load with very warm or hot water.
Stink happens but it doesn’t have to stay. Keep this post close so you will always know how to deodorize stinky stuff in your house.