Keep odors at bay with this room-by-room cleaning guide.
Sprays, diffusers, candles, plug-ins, absorbers—store shelves are loaded with all kinds of odor-fighting products that merely mask icky household smells in a small area. To truly eliminate bad odors, you’ve got to knock them out at the source. Where to begin? We’ve got your game plan. This seven-day, room-by-room approach will help you ready, aim and conquer!
Pungent foods, stagnant drains and full garbage cans can all lead to a kitchen that smells anything but fresh and pleasant. Here’s how to stop kitchen smells in their tracks:
The moist, warm environment of the bathroom makes it a prime breeding ground for mold and mildew—and we all know that moldy bathrooms are smelly bathrooms.
Your bedroom should be the most relaxing room in your home—and that includes making sure it smells like a soothing sanctuary. Try these simple steps to keep offensive odors from disrupting your serenity:
Underground, moisture-rich basements are notoriously musty and may even become breeding grounds for health-hazardous mold and mildew. Fortunately, it’s possible to freshen up even the darkest, dankest basement.
Its primary job is to house your vehicles—but your garage may also be home to a host of nasty and potentially dangerous odors and toxins. Here’s how you can make your garage safer and nicer-smelling.
Family rooms are all about relaxing and having fun together—and that can mean the occasional spills and messes. Here’s how to keep this family-focused room as fresh as possible:
When dirty, damp laundry piles up, bad smells are soon to follow. Here are three easy tips for keeping this hard-working room clean and pleasant: