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If you’re a busy mom (hi, all of us) you need these 5 hacks to make your house smell fresh for spring – I promise they each take under 5 minutes and your super-mom-sense-of-smell will thank you. Seriously… since having kids, my nose is always suspicious of the smell of pee or spoiled milk or something worse – it’s like my pregnancy nose never disappeared.
Luckily, a few household smells can be easily taken care of ASAP with these easy hacks…
In the bathroom, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the inside of your toilet paper roll (the cardboard part, not the paper that would touch anyone’s skin). Only takes two seconds and your bathroom will smell super fresh without being overwhelmingly scented, no chemicals or diffusers needed.
The Kitchen Sink
One of my favorite ways to freshen up the kitchen sink if to cut a lemon into slices – or even use an already juiced lemon peel cut into slices – and put it down the garbage disposal with some ice (which sharpens the blades) and a little white vinegar and your garbage disposal will be supa’ fresh. Sidenote: who knew Emmy loves lemon? Don’t worry, she doesn’t have teeth yet.
Smelly CArpets & Upholstery
I know this sounds a little messy but sprinkling baking soda, letting it sit for about an hour and then vacuuming it up is one of the best ways to make your couch or mattress or rugs smell fresh. I also add baking soda to particularly smelly loads of laundry (looking at you, Porkchop’s special dog blankets).
Do your kids have stinky shoes because they refuse to wear socks? Mine neither. Kidding, they totally do. I recently discovered these reusable charcoal bags (you just put them in the sun to ‘recharge’ once a month) and they absorb smells in shoes, gym bags, drawers, etc. without any chemicals. They truly do work really well!
The secret weapon
If you still have a stinky home, Rainbow International is a great resource – they have odor removal tools and technology to get rid of stubborn stenches on any surface. Learn more about their odor removal services here or contact them here.
Any stink-busting cleaning tips you swear by? Tell me below!
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