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. ...

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