Getting Rid of Smells on a Budget

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by Discount Debbie

smells on a budget

All of us want a nice smelling place to live. It doesn’t take over priced products to get a nose friendly home either.

What You Use

What you use to get rid of a scent or odor is actually very important. For example, if you are picking a spray to get rid of an odor in your trash can, you are going to want to get something that is anti bacterial. It’s actually the bacteria in the trash can that causes the scent. Getting a scented spray that isn’t antibacterial is just covering up the odor. Also antibacterial sprays (especially generics and store brands) are very budget friendly. They even have started coming out in scents of their own such as citrus or fresh linen.

If you are more of an earth friendly diva, then stick with tried and true baking soda. Mixed with a little lemon or water it can be used as a spray or a cleaner. It’s also great for getting odors out of the carpet.

Wax Works

One of my favorite ways to replace a  pungent scent with a good one is to use a wax product. I like jar candles or oil burners/wax melts. These items come in a large variety of scents, sizes, and prices. Just make sure all the members of your family can enjoy the scent. Floral scents have been known to trigger allergies. Other scents may remind you of a public bathroom cleaner. Find a few good scents the whole family enjoys and stick with those.

Air

One of the best ways to keep a scent free home is with air circulation. Use fans to move air about or open a window for a little while. Hand in hand with good air circulation, you need good filters. A dirty air filter will toss scents, dirt, and allergens back into your home. Change the air filter according to what is recommended on the packaging.


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