Greta

We all know the baking soda tips and vinegar method of removing oder from carpets and other areas, but there are a lot of other techniques that can be used to rid rooms of smells.

Smells come in a lot of different packages and there are some common ways to identify them. One of the common ways to rid a room if it has moisture smells is to find the source and apply ample ventilation.

If you have condensation on any windows or surfaces you need to mop that with kitchen roll until dry, seal the roll in a bag as it stinks.

Clean all the things, wash surfaces, clothes or clean up what ever rubbish may be the cause.

Ensure all windows in the house are closed, open the smelly room window wide then open a window on the opposite side of the house half as wide to create a through draft. A fan pointed at the open window can help and so can cranking up the heating if its a smelly bedroom.

  • Make sure the area is well-ventilated and get some of those baking soda packets people put in their fridge to ward against smells. I keep two of them in my car when I go on long road trips. Drove 2000 miles to Seattle and back last year and that worked like a charm.
  • Put some vinegar in a pot on the stove and heat it until it's just hot and steaming. Pour it on a couple of saucers or small bowls in the room. It should completely dissipate the smell instead of masking it.
  • Ozium also works very well. My mom used to use it in her classroom art the end of the day (4th graders, recess, hot area). I used it when I was in college because my roommates smoked, and now currently use it on cat boxes when the cats do a ripe one. It's an air sanatizer unlike what you are probably use to, which is an air freshner which covers up smells. One spray of this and it gets rid of almost everything.