Helpful Tips for Eliminating Odors in Lakeland Homes

Posted: August 28, 2011 | Categories: General Info
By Highland Homes

Lakeland homesEveryone enjoys living in pleasant smelling Orlando, Tampa and Lakeland homes. Unfortunately, sometimes bad odors come from your trash, your dishwasher, your vacuum or your disposal and drain. This can be both annoying and unpleasant, so we list some cheap and easy Safe Natural Tricks to make your home pleasant for your nose and your wallet.\n\nLiving areas\n\n ->You can “brew쳌 a natural freshener by boiling water with cinnamon, fabric softener, or cloves and orange peel, or baking cloves of cinnamon or other heavily scented spices in the oven.\n\n->To remove bad smells, boil a mixture of one cup of water with one tablespoon of white vinegar. After a few minutes, the room will be free of bad odors.\n\n->When candles have burned down and there is no more wick, there is often quite a bit of wax left at the bottom. Don’t trash it! You can melt it in a fragrance warmer.  This eliminates waste and saves you money! \n\nBedrooms\n\n ->To keep your bed smelling fresh and clean, add a fabric softener sheet in your pillow case or under the fitted sheet.\n\n->Place cotton balls soaked in your favorite fragrance in drawers, closets or other hidden places where the scent can spread throughout the room.\n\nClothing\n\n ->To protect your clothes from moths, instead of using the small white balls in a little bag, use a sachet of the herb Thyme. You will have the same result plus a wonderful smell!\n\n->To remove animal smells from your clothes, towels, pet beds, etc., wash them with soap and with a little bit of vinegar.\n\nKitchen\n\n ->If your fridge has a bad odor, put some cork stoppers in it, like wine bottle stoppers. It will absorb all the bad smells.\n\n->If your sink drain smells in the kitchen or the bathroom, dilute some brewed coffee with water and pour down the drains. It will delete the odors.\n\n->Deodorize a cooler by washing it thoroughly with a mixture of hot water and vinegar, then rubbing the inside with vanilla. Make sure the lid and drain plug are kept open to vent until dry.\n\n->A microwave can be deodorized by inserting a bowl of water with vanilla extract and cooking for 30 seconds or until fragrant, or letting a bowl of boiled water and lemon sit in it for 15 minutes.\n\nOf course, keeping your home clean and free of mildew, mold and stains is the number one way to keep a fresh scent. For more tips for your Lakeland, Tampa or Orlando new homes, visit the Highland Homes website.

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