How to Get Rid of the Top 10 Stinkiest Home Odors (Naturally!)

Is your family good at creating stink too? Discover practical, natural ways to eliminate smelly kitchen trash, stinky shoe closets, dirty laundry, overpowering pet odors and more as we look at how to eliminate the top 10 stinkiest areas of a home!

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8) Family minivan, SUV or car

This is one of those stinky areas that catch me off guard! Most days it’s fine, but then there are those times when I pick my boys up from a youth group activity, we spend a long day in the pool or we eat breakfast in the car (and someone leaves a half-eaten cereal bowl). Ugh. Say no more, right?

Help for keeping the minivan or car smelling fresh:  

Have a weekly clean-out. Of course in a perfect world we would all get our family vehicle washed and vacuumed every week. But let’s get real: If my minivan gets washed once every few months, I’m a happy gal. But, to keep the stink down, we do a quick clean out at least once a week (keeping an eye out for food wrappers, dishes, shoes, towels or anything else that could possibly rot in a warm enclosed environment.

Place a single Fresh Wave Odor Removing Pack near or on one of your car’s vents. Again, it’s a super simple way to keep unexpected odors from popping up. It’s seriously made a big difference in the day-to-day smell of our minivan.

 

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9) Tween or teen room

There’s a room in our house that is notorious for its smells. Not only is there a cat litter box in this oversized bedroom and bathroom, but a tween and teen boy reside there. And oh my word… the combination of all those hormones with stinky sports clothes! If you have a teenage boy you totally get it.

Try this tip for keeping bad smells at bay in teen rooms: 

Keep your odor guard up at all times. I love my boys, but this is one room where they know that 24/7 odor protection is in effect! We use the Fresh Wave Odor Removing Gel canister habitually and that takes care of a lot of it. We do turn on a large-room diffuser (this helps because it’s a big room with vaulted ceilings) with the Purify essential oil if it gets really bad.

 

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10) RV/trailers/boats

This past summer we began our first camping and RV adventures. We quickly learned that small enclosed places filled with lots of people (and perhaps not a lot of air circulation) can be a haven for bad smells!

How to keep your RV, trailer or boat smelling great:

Fresh air does wonders. Remember this adage for the gym equipment?  This is especially true when opening a tent or RV that’s been shut up for a while.

When traveling in an RV, place a few of the Fresh Wave Odor Removing Packs in various locations.  The Odor Removing Gel canister would work too depending on the size of the space. And of course, keep an Odor Removing Spray handy for the bathroom area!

 

P.S. Let us know in the comment which of these are the smelliest places in your home!

Give these ideas a try the next time you’re dealing with one of those stinky mom jobs!

 

FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh Wave. All opinions are mine.

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Is your family good at creating stink too? Discover practical, natural ways to eliminate smelly kitchen trash, stinky shoe closets, dirty laundry, overpowering pet odors and more as we look at how to eliminate the top 10 stinkiest areas of a home!

 

About Alicia Michelle

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging other moms with practical tips for joy-filled living in everyday life, especially in parenting, marriage, faith and health.Alicia is the owner/editor of Your Vibrant Family; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com.Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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