A Cheap, Easy Way to Deodorize your Home
Our House Smells
I am not going to lie our house smells. It smells musty, damp, and ewwww. We are going to have the problem remedied at a large cost but they can't come start work until next month. We bought the house a year and a half ago - never buy a house in the middle of the winter before things defrost. Our crawlspace is the problem and the sewer lines run directly below of furnace and air conditioning vents. It is a bad combination and it brings all the lovely crawlspace smells up into our house every time the air conditioner is turned on. Today it is going to be 103° F - that is hot. So the air is on.
Vinegar - The miracle worker
I use Vinegar a lot in my house and this is just one of my favorite uses.
Vinegar in an open container acts like a deodorizer and as it work it evaporates. I simply add a few drops of essential oil to the vinegar and place around the room. I choose to use lemon essential oil for this and it makes the house smell fresh. I got the essential oil off amazon for a few dollars and the gallon of vinegar was less than $2.
I used vases I already had or display items that were capable of holding liquid. The dollar store always has some great vases that you could use too. I buy a great deal of dollar store vases for various activities and projects.
I have several vases, bowls, and other items in certain locations to help. I even have a baby jar full on the windowsill in the laundry room.
This is a nice solution for everyday odors but doesn't always mask our horrific crawlspace smell. Don't worry perma seal will be here soon to fix that problem and I am counting down the days. I do put one on each of my kids dressers and it does work on stinky boy smell nicely. The bathroom is another great place to work on eliminating odor.