Eliminating Winter Home Odours

Eliminating Winter Home Odours

Eliminating Winter Home Odours

Winter homes keep us warm and protected from weather extremes. Closed up houses block the circulation of fresh air, and the lack of ventilation can become the source of damp, musty stale air.

Try these suggestions to get to the source of a musty environment and to freshen your home:

  • Check doors and window seals for moisture leakage.
  • A dehumidifier is a good investment to reduce moisture.
  • Move your furniture and clean well underneath.
  • Clean and deodorize curtains, carpets or rugs.
  • Wipe down wood furniture and consider cleaning with wood soap in the springtime. Place packets of coffee grounds or charcoal in the drawers of cupboards or dressers.
  • Baking soda in your fridge deodorizes and removes stale food smells; also in the garbage pail or down the kitchen sink.
  • Natural deodorizers – oranges and lemons are great for cleaning counter surfaces. Place dried oranges spiked with cloves in your cupboards.
  • Place lavender, cedar or vanilla sticks in closets.
  • One part boric acid, and two parts hydrogen peroxide and white vinegar each with four parts water clears musty smells.
  • Along with charcoal, zeolite is a natural mineral that absorbs odours.
  • Kitty litter draws out odours in a room.
  • Use natural food-grade odour neutralizing sprays in trashcans, smelly sinks and drains, bathrooms, cars and diaper bins. These and wickless food-grade candles are safe for children and pets.

Experiment with safe, natural ‘cure-alls’ to effectively disinfect and neutralize odours and kill bacteria – making your winter home experience pleasant and refreshing.

Eliminating Winter Home Odours

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