Home Odor Elimination

Are you preparing to have family over for the holidays?

Well what would you do if you have a funny smell that you cannot get to go away? Le-Squeegee is here with a few tips and tricks to help you get rid of an unwanted odor.


Establish fresh air flow through the home – While in the summer it is pleasant to open the windows and catch a fresh breeze, our homes can be on lock down to keep the warm air in during the winter. Sometimes getting rid of a lingering odor is as simple as opening a few windows and allowing for an exchange of fresh air.

Utilize the odor absorbing power of baking soda – From a stinky fridge to a whole home or carpet, baking soda can be used to absorb odors. Place a couple bowls of baking soda around the home to see if it can trap that pesky smell. A few sprinkles on a carpet or rug followed by a few passes with a vacuum can also do wonders. Did your Thanksgiving leftovers stay in the fridge a bit too long? Well an open container of baking soda left in the fridge can eliminate a bad smell in your refrigerator.

Simmer citrus peels or spices to fill the kitchen with a pleasant aroma – Did something you cook leave a lingering odor? Well if it did or if you simply want your kitchen to smell great before the guests arrive, simmer citrus peels for a few hours. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the citrus. Allow it to simmer and fill your home with pleasant aromas.

Deep clean your garbage can and use an odor absorbing material like baking soda or coffee grounds – The garbage can is a common source of unpleasant smells, especially if there are any spills or leakage from the bag. After a good clean of the garbage can, place baking soda or coffee grounds in the bottom of the garbage can to absorb the poor odors.

Use lemon rinds to help with odors originating from the garbage disposal – Grinding a few lemon rinds in the garbage disposal can neutralize unpleasant odors. A half cup of salt can break up gunk that is built up in the garbage disposal.