Top 10 Stinkiest Home Odors (and How to Get of Them!)
You’re going to hear me mention several of the Fresh Wave products in this post because they really are a fantastic solution for natural odor removal!
Each of them uses a combination of natural ingredients (no harsh chemicals or harmful ingredients) available as various forms such as a spray, a gel-filled canister or small odor removing packs.
What I really like about the Fresh Wave products is that they don’t mask the scent with something else. You know what I’m talking about right? That weird “field of flowers/stinky trash” yucky odor combination left behind when you simply spray a run-of-the-mill air freshener to try to cover up the bad odor?
Instead, the Fresh Wave products use water and natural extracts like Lime, Pine Needle, Aniseed, Clove and Cedarwood to literally remove the odor molecules. There’s no masking the odors with another smell–they’re vaporized on a molecular level!
Plus, Fresh Wave products are safe for people, pets and the planet, and made in the USA. Love that!
Check out the whole line of Fresh Wave products here.
1) Baby rooms
We adore our littlest ones, but oh my can they put out a stink! From soiled linens to never-ending diapers, the baby’s room is full of odor opportunities.
Here are some ideas to combat the stink:
- First and foremost, head off odors 24/7 with Fresh Wave’s Odor Removing Gel. This is a small refillable canister (with a slotted lid) with naturally-based odor remover ingredients. Simply peel back the lid and leave it on a dresser or changing table.
- Immediately remove soiled laundry to a single place (ours is the laundry room–more on tackling that in a minute)
- Use a Diaper Genie (or these wet bags if you use cloth diapers) to store stinky diapers. Everyone has different standards here, but our rule was that if it was just a pee diaper then we would put it in the Diaper Genie or wet bag (when we used cloth diapers); and if the diaper had a more solid, stinky substance inside then we’d immediately take it outside.
Ah yes, that old offender. Unfortunately, stinky smells are as much a part of this place as running water.
Try these tips:
- Make your own poo-poo spray. My friend Leah at Fabulous Farm Girl has a great homemade recipe here that does eliminate odors, but you have to use it before you go. Which is great, if you remember to do it (which doesn’t always work in a house full of kids).
- Fresh Wave’s Odor Removing Gel is a great solution to keep bathrooms continually smelling fresh. Use the Odor Removing Spray on an as-needed basis when smells get (ahem) suddenly intense.
The kitchen is home to some of the best (and the worst) smells in the house! One day the air can be filled with a delicious, savory scent; while the next it may reek of stinky trash and dishes that have sat in the sink too long. YUCK!
Here’s some ways to naturally combat the stinkier side of kitchen odors:
- Continually deodorize the trash can. Drop a Fresh Wave Odor Removing Pack at the bottom of the trash can (between the disposable trash bag and the trash can itself).
- Come up with a system for doing dishes that works for your family. Should you do dishes after every meal? Once a day after dinner? Three times a week? Do you and your husband trade off doing the dishes? Or how about getting your kids involved in the kitchen clean up process? Our family’s system for washing dishes is continually in flux as our family grows and our weekly outside commitments change.
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