Air Deodorizer

by Karen Bates
(last updated October 31, 2011)

It can be puzzling when you walk into a room that looks perfectly clean, but you still smell an unpleasant scent in the air. Although there may be a specific source for the smell, it may be various things that are contributing to the prominent smell in an area of your home. Over time, it seems that you home develops its own unique smell, but what if you don't want that smell to stick around?

Although you may be worried that you will never completely get rid of the scent, don't worry. There are many possible causes of smells, and many methods you can employ to reduce or remove unwanted odors around the house. Start by deciding what may most likely be causing the smell, and start there with your deodorizing. If you can't pinpoint a source, masking the odor may be your best option.

To deodorize the air in your home and get rid of unwanted odors, try one of the following methods:

  • Use vinegar to spray surfaces in your home. Although you might not enjoy the smell of the vinegar, its distinctive smell will vanish as it dries. Spraying some vinegar will help neutralize bad odors.
  • Leave an open box of baking soda in any part of your home. Although normally used to deodorize the refrigerator, this trick can help absorb smells anywhere in the house. If you have an idea as to the source of an offensive odor, try using a little water to turn the baking soda into a paste, then scrub the surface to help remove smells and get rid of dirt at the same time.
  • Set up an air freshener in the room to give the area a fresh scent. You can use the kind that plugs into the wall, or a version that works without electricity.
  • Use an air deodorant spray to clean up the air. This can help neutralize smells and add a fresh scent to the air around you.
  • Smells left behind from cooking can stay in your home for a long time. Try washing any curtains or other fabric that may be holding the smell.
  • Try an air purifier in your home. These devices can remove particles from the air that may be contributing to bad smells around the house.

You can keep your home smelling fresh and clean by deodorizing the air. Try one or a few of the above ideas to help the air in your home stay clean and free of bad odors.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

MORE FROM KAREN

Healthy Eating Plans

It can be tough to start eating foods that are better for you. To make the transition easier, come up with a plan that will ...

Discover More

Girls Bedroom Furniture

Finding the perfect furniture for a girl's room can be simple. Come up with a theme with the help of her imagination and go ...

Discover More

Cleaning Massage Oil from Sheets

Getting a massage is a great way to long stressful day at work, but it usually has two drawbacks. The first is that you have ...

Discover More

Tough Cleaning Jobs Require Brawny! Brawny paper towels provide the versatility you need: the strength for demanding jobs and the softness to clean up your child's messy face. This 24-roll pack of pick-a-size sheets can handle just about every cleaning task in your home. Check out Brawny 24-Pack Giant Paper Towels today!

More Cleaning Tips

Air Cleaning Equipment

If you happen to have severe allergies, then air cleaning equipment isn't just a nice luxury, but an absolute necessity to ...

Discover More

Duct Cleaner

Sometimes, breathing problems can be made worse by allergens that enter the home due to dirty air ducts. Get your home's ...

Discover More

Air Cleaners

It seems that air pollution is here to stay. Diseases brought on humans and animals may include allergies, asthma, lung ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 4 + 1?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.