1. Used sneakers
Does the smell of your favorite sneakers almost make you faint when taking them off? The responsible smell source is easily identified: sweat! However, ventilating them is only a short-term solution that does not solve the actual problem.
To imbibe the moisture, place dry tea bags (new or used!) in the toe-caps instead. These also distribute the fresh aroma of your favorite tea and get rid of the smelly odor.
2. Cigarette smoke
The evening ended up with more guests than expected and you got persuaded: Despite your reluctance, you allowed your friends to smoke in the apartment? That has consequences! Smoke is persistent and rarely leaves the room through open windows.
Unfortunately, there is not even a magical household remedy – only one thing really helps: Wash your curtains, pillows, and blankets at 30 degrees on fine wash – and the pub atmosphere is gone!
3. Rubbish bin
No matter how many times we take the rubbish bag out, the moldy smell often remains. It originates from the liquids and fermentation processes of the waste.
Therefore, first thoroughly wash the bin with washing-up liquid and vinegar cleaner. After that, put some cat litter on the bottom of the bin and place the bag on top. The litter continuously soaks up the moisture. As soon as it lumps, simply exchange it with a new one – and your home no longer smells like compost!
Leftover food or forgotten fruit can be enough to ruin our appetite when opening the fridge. First of all, remove the malefactor and clean the spot with vinegar cleaner. Then sprinkle salt on a fresh lemon slice and place it in the fridge. The salty-sour combination absorbs smells on the spot! Replace it with a new lemon slice after about four days.
Who doesn’t know it? The smell after the business lets you hope that nobody else wants to enter the bathroom after you. No need to lock yourself in – simply light a few matches! The sulphury odor effectively distracts from all other smells. In case you want to create a pleasant bathroom atmosphere at home, light candles. These have the same effect as matches and look homey as well!
6. The sink
Glasses and pots are all washed up, the sink is clean – but mouldy smells are still coming from the drain?
Here’s a natural solution: pour hot water and afterward half a cup of baking powder as well as vinegar in the drain. After about 10 minutes, wash the foaming miracle mixture away with one litre of boiling water – and the smell plus pipe clogging are gone!
7. Garlic smell on the hands
You have washed your hands several times, but the pesky garlic smell remains? No reason to despair! Simply rub your wet hands on a surface of stainless steel, such as your sink or the fridge.
As an alternative, you can resort to an old household remedy: Dip your hands in a bowl of milk and leave them there for a few minutes. That way, the persistent smell is driven off and you are left with soft, nourished skin.