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How To Remove Household Odors

Watch more Housekeeping Tips videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Remove household odors caused by cooking and pets with the methods shown in this video. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Dispose of offenders Remove anything growing fur or moss that is not a pet or a house plant. Step 2: Absorb stink Place open boxes of baking soda in the fridge to absorb stinky food odors. To absorb cigarette smoke and other smells throughout the house, place a few drops of lemon, orange, or peppermint essential oil on a cotton ball, and place in a container with a perforated lid. Step 3: Scour cutting boards and counters Scour wooden chopping blocks with a paste of lemon juice and baking soda or salt. Season with mineral oil. Step 4: Sanitize surfaces Sanitize countertops and other surfaces by sponging them down with a mixture of one part 35 percent food-grade hydrogen peroxide to 11 parts water. Step 5: Clean microwave To deodorize your microwave, mix 2 tablespoons baking soda and 1 cup water in a large microwave-safe bowl. Run the microwave on high for two to three minutes. Wipe the inside. Tip Throw a couple of lemon wedges in the water to add a fresh scent. Step 6: Clean cat litter Rid your home of cat smells. Empty the litter box, pour in an inch of white vinegar, and add baking soda and water. Let it soak for a few minutes, give it a good scrub, and rinse and dry. Soak, scrub, and add baking soda on the bottom before refilling. Step 7: Deodorize toilet and drains Scrub the toilet bowl with vinegar. Pour a ? cup of bleach and a ? cup of water down drains to prevent unwanted odors. Step 8: Use activated charcoal Fill containers with activated charcoal and place in areas affected by mold and mildew. Take a deep breath, and enjoy the clean-smelling air! Did You Know? You can peel onions under cold water, or refrigerate or freeze them before chopping to prevent "crying."
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